WTP 2020

The call for entries for the Walter Tiemann Prize 2020 starts in fall 2019. All details as well as the application form will be made available on this site. Applicants may submit books that have been published not before 2018.

WTP 2018

Competition and jury
Competition entries were submitted from 16 countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, and Venezuela.

In January, the five members of the jury — Constanze Hein (award winner 2016 with Jan Blessing, Berlin), Tobias Klauser (Switzerland), Elisabeth Kopf (Austria), Patrick Nebel (Altenburg), and Olaf Unverzart (Munich) — met in Leipzig for two days to evaluate the submitted books.

Award winners
The Walter Tiemann Prize 2018 goes to Ludovic Balland for “American Readers at Home”. It comes with 5000 euro prize money. Second prizes worth 1500 euro each are presented to Pierre Pané‑Farré (Germany) for “Soirée Fantastique” and Jonas Voegeli & Kerstin Landis (Switzerland) for “The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2016”.

Six titles are honored in the shortlist: Rozebh Asmani & Florian Lamm with “72 Colourmarks”, Ricardo Báez with “CLAP! 10 x 10 Contemporary Latin American Photobooks 2000–2016”, Fabian Bremer & Pascal Storz (“Eric van der Weijde: This Is Not My Book”, “Alexander Kluge: Pluriversum/Pluriverse”), Teresa Döge & Björn Schmidt (“Sensing the Ocean”), and Markus Kleinloh (“13 Robinsonaden”).

Award ceremony
On 15 March, the Walter Tiemann Prize 2018 was presented in the Gallery of the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig. After introductory words by Julia Blume (Chairwoman of the Society for the Promotion of Printmaking and Book Art) and Thomas Locher (President of the Leipzig Academy), Constanze Hein (Jury) delivered the laudation and Thomas Kramer (Publisher Scheidegger & Spiess) gave the acceptance speech. All winning entries were presented in an exhibition.

Photos: Michael Ehritt

Sarah Alberti about Ludovic Balland, winner of the Walter Tiemann Prize 2018, taz, 16 March 2018 (PDF 0,2 MB, German)

Sponsors of the WTP 2018

  • Michael Ehritt, Leipzig – InGestalt
  • Ricarda Löser, Weimar
  • Ingo Offermanns, Hamburg
  • peyer graphic gmbh, Leonberg — peyergraphic.ch
  • Schmedt, The World of Bookbinding, Schmedt GmbH & Co.KG, Hamburg — schmedt.de
  • David Schnell, Leipzig
  • Axel Schöpa, Leipzig – Schoepamedien
  • Matthias Weischer, Leipzig
  • Dr. med. Thomas Zarnitz, Leipzig

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Anahita Razmi – Tutti – A Score for 19 Vloggers Constanze Hein, Jan Blessing DE Main award 2016
VVV 1, Very Vary Veri Boy Vereecken BE Second Prize 2016
Jonas Mekas: Scrapbook of the Sixties Pascal Storz, Fabian Bremer DE Second Prize 2016
Shut Up I’m Counting! Felix Salut DE Main award 2014
#+02.00 Philip Baber NL UK Main award 2012
Joseph Churchward David Bennewith NL NZ Main award 2010
Von Luftlinien, Flammenbögen und Speedloops Florian Hardwig D Main award 2008
Poppigt sakligt politiskt 1960-talets konsthantverk och design på Nationalmuseum Matilda Plöjel SE Main award 2006

The award winners of past years

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