The Kraszna-Krausz Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Award was created in 2011 and is awarded every third year to an individual whose career exemplifies the very best in book publishing: inspired creativity, innovative design, and long-standing commitments to the artists whose work they bring to life through print.

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The Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Award was awarded in 2011 to Gerhard Steidl of Steidl.  It was awarded in 2012 to Dewi Lewis of Dewi Lewis Publishing; in 2013 to Thomas Neurath of Thames and Hudson; in 2014 to Philippa Brewster of I.B. Tauris; and in 2015 to Reuters news agency editor-at-large, Sir Harold Evans.

The 2017 Outstanding Contribution to Publishing honouree was the late Robert Delpire. Previous honouree Thomas Neurath accepted the prize on behalf of Mr. Delpire.