By The Nation
“OKMD is an organisation under the Prime Minister’s Office, established with a mission to promote public knowledge development. Now in its second decade, OKMD is determined to be the leader in developing lifelong learning among the Thai people through a new way of learning activities and intellectual infrastructure. A gateway to intellectual society, OKMD prepares the Thai people for what is coming next,” noted OKMD’s president Dr Athipat Bamroong
“The contest is OKMD’s first Book Cover competition on a national level. We invited book publishers across the country to submit their books with exceptional covers to compete for the prestigious winning titles, which will be publicised to the general public and encourage more and more publishers to create outstanding book covers. We realise that book covers are the very front doors to the world of reading. Therefore, OKMD Book Cover Award 2017 has been conceived to be the stage for publishers to showcase their works to a wide audience. New ideas and techniques will encourage the society to appreciate the art of book cover designing. The contest saw 59 book publishers submitting a total of 405 works to compete.”
The “Very Thai” award was presented to Namsai Supavong, designer of the Book Cover “Thai Thai Nai Lok Luan Anijjang” from Salmon Books.
Kanjana Phonprasit was winner of the “Cute Cute” category for her cover of “Ma Ja Therapy” from Banlue Books while Santi Lawrachawee took home the “Striking Stumble” award for “Musashi” from Open Books.
Wachira Ruthirakanok was the winner of the “One of a Kind” for “Little Chiang Mai” from Rabbithood Studio, Tourism Authority of Thailand and Handiworks.