Last chance for 2020: Participation until 23.59 on 20 October.
Entries must have been in our hands by then.
How to participate in ICMA Books: 1. Choose category, 2. fill in the participation form, 3. wrap the publication, 4. send, 5. Make the payment.
1. Choose category
The ICMA for Books has the following categories:
2.1. Scientific books, educational textbooks, schoolbooks
2.2. Children’s and young people books
2.3. Guides and non-fiction
2.4. Art books
2.5. Photo books
2.6. Book series
2.7. Corporate Books
2.8. Innovative book ideas
2.9. General literature
2.12. Book cover
2.13. Book typography, layout
2.14. Book illustration
2.15. Book layout
2.16. Print finishing
What should be submitted?
Submissions from Europe: A printed copy of the book must be sent in. In addition, a link to the book presentation on the Internet should be provided. You can link to the publisher’s website, for example. There the front page and some inner pages should be displayed.
International submissions: To facilitate international participation, we do not require printed books. It is only necessary to provide a link showing pages from the book. You can also submit Pdfs and photos of the book via the upload center. You can mark the Pdfs as samples.
Non-Books: In this new category it is enough to submit the entry form and photos.
*Calendar: Only Pdfs of the calendar are required. It is also possible to send photos where you can see print finishes well. If necessary, we will request a printed calendar. Subcategories: Since we have the category calendar for the first time, there is no division into subcategories yet. The jury will possibly make a division into photography, illustration, print finishing, innovative calendar idea etc. You can make a suggestion for the category when you submit your entry.
Submission period: Publications must have been released between January 1, 2019 and the submission deadline, October 20, 2020. Book series: 1 January 2015 to 20 October 2020.
2. Fill in the participation form
The participation form for each publication must be completed and enclosed in any case. It can be completed on screen.
3. Wrap the publication
Pack the book and the participation form. If you participate with several books, it is best to send everything together in a single package.
You can attach the digital data to a USB stick or DVD. You can also use the upload center.
Please send all submissions well packaged to :
z.Hd. Norbert Küpper
5. Make the payment
Books: 90 Euro per book.
Late submissions: For submissions between October 2 and 20, a 20 percent higher fee will be charged.
Request an invoice at this e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to write an invoice, we need the number of submissions and your company address.
Participants from the European Union: We need the VAT number of your company, because it has to be mentioned on the invoice. If you do not have an VAT number, please inform us. It is not a problem.
Once you have requested an invoice, you will receive an invoice by email within 24 hours. Then transfer the amount within 14 days. An account number is given there. At www.icma-award.com you can pay by Paypal or credit card.
Schedule ICMA Books:
The book must have been published between 1 January 2019 and 20 October 2020. Book series: 1 January 2015 to 20 October 2020.
Start of submission phase:
September 1, 2020
1 October 2020
Late entries are possible until 20 October 2020. An additional fee of 20% will be charged for submissions between October 2 and 20.
30 November 2020:
The list of winners will be posted on the website www.icma-award.com around 30 November.
Until 15 December 2020:
All participants will receive an individual email notification of their results.
31 January 2020:
The certificates will be sent by email. For a separate fee, award trophies can be ordered, which are produced individually.