The deadline to enter the Kelvin Smith Library Book Collecting Contest has been extended to Friday, March 11, at 5 p.m. This year, first-place prizes will be awarded in two categories—undergraduate and graduate students.
Winners will be announced the week of April 4, and an awards reception and pop-up exhibit featuring items from each winner’s collection will follow on April 13.
First place (graduate): $700
First place (undergraduate): $700
Second place: $400
Third place: $200
In addition to the prize amounts, both first-place winners will receive $50 gift certificates to Loganberry Books. All four winners will receive complimentary one-year memberships to NOBS.
Submission guidelines include:
A 500-1,500-word essay describing the theme of your collection;
An annotated bibliography for the books in your collection, including full bibliographic information for and a brief explanation of how each book fits the collection theme;
A want list, listing books you wish to add to the collection in the future (optional); and
Digital images of your books (optional).
You must fill out the required fields in the online entry form completely.