For two decades The Movable Book Society has honored the best in paper engineering through its awards program.
Welcome to the Neighborwood by Shawn Sheehy – the winner of the 2016 Meggendorfer Award for Best Paper Engineering
- 2018 Meggendorfer Prize for Best Paper Engineering – Trade Publication. The Movable Book Society presents the Meggendorfer Prize for Best Paper Engineering for the most outstanding commercially published pop-up or movable book at its biennial conference. The nominated book must have been issued in the two preceding years (January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2017). The award honors Lothar Meggendorfer (1847-1925), a legendary 19th century illustrator and movable books paper engineer.
- Meggendorfer Prize for Artist Books. This prize honors the best pop-up and movable artist book created in the past three years (January 1, 2015 to December 30, 2017). Download the entry form.
- Emerging Paper Engineer Prize. This honor recognizes excellence in paper engineering among undergraduate and/or graduate students worldwide. Entrants must be registered undergraduate or graduate students, or have just completed a course of study in the spring of 2018. Qualifying projects must include pop-up and/or movable structures and must have been created during a course of college study. Download the entry form.
Meggendorfer Prize for Best Paper Engineering Awards
|Year||Conference Location||Recipient||Book Title|
|2016||Boston, MA||Shawn Sheehy||Welcome to the Neighborwood|
|2014||Philadelphia, PA||Matthew Reinhart||Transformers: The Ultimate Pop-up Universe|
|2012||Salt Lake City, UT||Ray Marshall||Paper Blossoms|
|2010||Portland, OR||Marion Bataille||ABC3D|
|2008||Washington, DC||Matthew Reinhart||Star Wars Pop-up Guide to the Galaxy|
|2006||Chicago, IL||David A. Carter||One Red Dot: A Pop-up for Children of All Ages|
|2004||San Diego, CA||Andy Baron||Knick-Knack Paddywhack!|
|2002||Milwaukee, WI||Robert Sabuda||The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: A Classic Collectible|
|2000||New York City||Robert Sabuda||Cookie Count: A Tasty Pop-up|
|1998||Los Angeles, CA||Robert Sabuda||The Chirstmas Alphabet|
|1996||New Brunswick, NJ||No award given|
Meggendorfer Prize for Artist Books Awards
|2016||Graham Patten||Call Me Trimtab|
|2014||Dorothy A. Yule||Memories of Science
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Emerging Paper Engineer Prize Awards
|2016||Nicholas Danish||College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI|
|2014||Kimberly Maher||University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA|
Life Time Achievement Award Prizes
|2000||Waldo Hunt, Intervisual Books||Honored for “ushering in the Second Golden Age of Pop-ups.”|