Paul Revere Awards for Graphic Excellence

Established in 1964 in honor of the 200th anniversary of the first music engraving in American by the famous silversmith Paul Revere, these awards were initially given as a means of alerting the music industry to the advantages of providing the best possible publication from the viewpoint of engraving, graphic arts and production standards. Today the awards still recognize outstanding examples of graphic design, with an emphasis on usability for orchestras, educators, libraries and individuals.

Award Winners

Touring Schedule

The 2017 Paul Revere Awards Exhibit will travel to the following libraries across the United States during 2017 and 2018:

October – Music Library School of Music, University of Louisville
November – Fenwick Music Library, College of the Holy Cross
November – Seay Library, Colorado College
January – Music Library, James Madison University
February – Booth Library, Eastern Illinois University
March – Mullins Library, University of Arkansas
April – Fenwick Library, George Mason University
May – McConnell Library, Radford University
June – Bobst Library, New York University

The Paul Revere Award winning publications are available for display at libraries, schools, and other institutions. If you or your organization would be interested in hosting an exhibit, contact the MPA Administrator at admin [at]