Sneha Pamneja wins Book Cover Prize for Tiffin

Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize 2020

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Sneha Pamneja

Graphic designer Sneha Pamneja was awarded this year’s Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize at the Jaipur Literature Festival for designing the cover of Tiffin 500 Authentic Recipes Celebrating India’s Regional Cuisine.

Pamneja received a trophy and a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh on 24 January 2020 by the jury comprising Shashi Tharoor, Namita Gokhale, and Shobhaa De.

The book is written by Sonal Ved and published by Roli books. “The Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize is dedicated to understanding, appreciating and showcasing the aesthetics of visual values and design in publishing. It has been a privilege to be associated with this important award and to have observed it grow from strength to strength.

“The winning cover this year, Tiffin, designed by Sneha Pamneja communicates the theme and essence of the book with immediacy and charm,” Gokhale said.

In addition to the winning book cover, three more designers were given special jury awards recognizing their contribution in designing outstanding book covers. These included designers Samya Arif and Amit Malhotra for Hijabistan (HarperCollins), Saurav Das for Hicky’s Bengal Gazette (Westland), and Gaurav Saini for Line on Fire: Ceasefire violations and India-Pakistan escalation dynamics (Oxford University Press)

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