CBAA Emerging Educator Teaching Award 

Call for Nominations Emerging Educator Teaching Award 

By honoring outstanding educators, the CBAA reaffirms its mission to support the teaching of book arts at the college and university level. With this award, the CBAA seeks to honor an individual whose accomplishments continue to have a significant impact on the academic pursuit of book art. The Emerging Educator Teaching Award is granted to an emerging educator who has contributed significantly to the pedagogical development of the field by recognized teaching excellence, demonstrated through innovative teaching practices, high quality student work, papers or presentations at national conferences, and/or other substantial contributions to the education of book artists and the advancement of the field. 


  • Nomination by CBAA member 
  • Currently teaching full- or part-time at an accredited undergraduate or graduate institution 
  • Must be a member of CBAA 
  • Completed studies within the last twelve years or began teaching within the past seven years 
  • Current members of the CBAA board or the Awards Committee are not eligible for consideration.


To initiate nomination, please email Emily Tipps at Include the name, email, position, and institution of the nominee. An educator may
self-nominate, but the required nomination materials are the same for self-nominations. 

Required materials: 

  • one letter from a professional colleague or college administrator 
  • one letter from a former student 
From the nominator: 
statement explaining why you are nominating this person for the award, citing specific examples of contributions to the field, as described above 

From the nominee: current CV, including honors, grants, exhibitions, publications, student accomplishments 

  • course syllabi 
  • any other evidence/documentation that provides a greater understanding of the nominee’s work, pedagogy, and practice 

Email all nomination materials, in PDF format, to, titling each file with the nominee’s last name and appropriate notation; for example, Smith_student letter.pdf

Award Determinations and Deadlines 
Award determinations will be made by the CBAA Board and announced at the CBAA Biennial Conference in January 2018 in Philadelphia, PA. 
Award Amount: $1,000 
Please notify Awards Chair of intent to nominate: April 15, 2017 
Nomination Materials Deadline: May 1, 2017 

For information on CBAA awards, membership benefits, application instructions, conferences, and other book arts-related news and events,
please visit CBAA’s website at

To download the PDF call click here.

Emerging Educator Award (Previous Winners):

Aaron Cohick (2016)

Tatiana Ginsberg (2014)

Macy Chadwick (2012)

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