Kayleigh Munn, a third year student on the BA Graphic Design course has won a coveted award in the best student book category for her publication ‘Vegas Baby’ at this year’s British Book Design and Production Awards in association with The Publishers Association, Oxford Brookes University, The Bookseller and BookMachine. Students Tom Woodhouse and Lottie Johnson were shortlisted in the same competition with their books.
With fierce competition from hundreds of submissions nationwide, the judges were impressed with Kayleigh’s submission with the judges commenting on the “huge level of maturity and professionalism” and the outstanding “innovative style and illustrations” of her book.
The award along with a £500 cheque and the opportunity to complete an industry internship was presented to Kayleigh at a gala event and dinner on Thursday 21st November 2019 at London’s Landmark Hotel.
As one of the most prestigious and popular literary events of the year, the awards recognise and promote the excellence of the British book design and production industry by celebrating the best books of the year. These include everything from photographic books, art and architecture monographs, to scholarly, academic and reference books.