Last Chance! If you love and own books, you can win $750!

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To inspire students to discover the great pleasures and satisfaction of book collecting, McConnell Library is sponsoring a book collecting and essay contest. The contest is open to all Radford undergraduate and graduate students.  Cash prizes up to $750 can be won for a book collection that represents a well-defined field of interest, and the best essay on the collection’s subject matter.

Prior award winners have covered diverse topics such as Graphic Novels, childhood book collections, craft books, and strong women in fiction.

To enter, students must draft a 500-750 word essay describing the creation and growth of their personal collection and provide an annotated bibliography of 10 books in the collection.

Creativity is encouraged!

The submission deadline is Friday, November 4, 2016. The awards ceremony and Loeb and Folio Exhibition will take place on Nov. 15 at 4 p.m.

Prizes: First Prize: $750 Second Prize: $500 Third Prize: $150

For more information: http://www.radford.edu/content/library/services/student-awards-and-contests/winesett-book-collecting-contest.html

Nov 3, 2016