Book Collecting Contest Winners

2015 7th Annual Winesett Book Collection Contest Awards Winners

Jolanta Wawrzycka, Professor of English, Dr. Carlee Bradbury, Associate Professor of Art History, Bethany Mott, McConnell Library, Denise Jenkins, Madeline Murchie-Beyma, Sharene Duncombe, Steve Helm, Dean of the Library, Frank Napolitano, Associate Professor of English (left-right). Photo by Lora Gordon.

Winners of the 2015 Winesett Book Collecting Contest were announced on November 17, 2015 at an awards ceremony at McConnell Library.

The winners were:

First Place winner Madeline Murchie-Beyma is eligible to enter the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest, which includes a first prize of $2,500, a second prize of $1,000, and a third prize of $500. More details about the National contest are available here.

Judges for the 2015 Book Collecting Contest were Bethany Mott and Will Anderson from McConnell Library, Dr. Carlee Bradbury, Associate Professor of Art History, Frank Napolitano, Associate Professor of English, Jolanta Wawrzycka, Professor of English.

The awards ceremony included an exhibit of Spineless Volumes Exhibit and Illuminated Pages.

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Winesett Book Collecting Contest Winners 2012

Steve Helm, Dean of the Library, Spencer Bennington, Rachel Klein, Kirstyn Montgomery, Annalea Krukowski, and Archivist Gene Hyde (left-right). Photo by Lora Gordon.

Winners of the 2012 Winesett Book Collecting Contest were announced on November 13, 2012 at an awards ceremony at McConnell Library.

The winners were:

First Place winner Rachel Klein is eligible to enter the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest, which includes a first prize of $2,500, a second prize of $1,000, and a third prize of $500. More details about the National contest can be accessible via the web (www.abaa.org).

Judges for the 2012 Book Collecting Contest were Gene Hyde, Katelyn Tucker, and Lisa Vassady from McConnell Library, Dr. Katie Hilden of the RU School of Teacher Education and Leadership, and Dr. Renee Dickinson of the RU English Department. RU Provost Sam Minner delivered the keynote address.

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2011 Winesett Book Collecting Contest Winners

Book Collecting Contest Finalists (left to right):Claire Hall, Amanda Vosloh, Emily Walker, and Christine Watts. Photo by Lora Gordon. Winners of the 2011 Winesett Book Collecting Contest were announced on November 15, 2011 at an awards ceremony at McConnell Library.

 

Winners of the 2011 Winesett Book Collecting Contest were announced on November 15, 2011 at an awards ceremony at McConnell Library.

The winners were:

First Place winner Amanda Vosloh is eligible to enter the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest, which includes a first prize of $2,500, a second prize of $1,000, and a third prize of $500. More details about the National contest can be accessible via the web (www.abaa.org).

Judges for the 2011 Book Collecting Contest were Gene Hyde, Alison Armstrong, and Alyssa Archer from McConnell Library, Dr. Donald Secreast of the RU English Department, and Dr. Carlee Bradbury of the RU Art Department. Professor Emeritus Charles L. Hayes of the RU Theatre Department was the guest speaker. The opening remarks and announcement of the winners is available here (PDF).

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2010 Winesett Book Collecting Contest Winners

Book Collecting Contest Finalists (left to right): Kimberly Matthews, Jed Stalker, Vanessa Morris, and Brenta Blevins. Photo by Lora Gordon.Winners of the 2010 Winesett Book Collecting Contest were announced on December 10, 2010, at an awards ceremony at McConnell Library.

The winners were:

  • First Place: Vanessa Morris, for her collection “Signs of Our Ideas Only.” Essay (PDF)
  • Second Place: Jed Stalker, for his collection “Poems.”Essay (PDF)
  • Honorable Mention: Brenta Blevins, for her collection “Banned Books.”
  • Honorable Mention: Kimberly Matthews, for her collection “A Collection of Firsts”

First Place winner Vanessa Morris is eligible to enter the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest. The National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest is only open to winners of college and university book collecting contests - such as the Winesett Book Collecting Contest - and includes a first prize of $2,500, a second prize of $1,000, and a third prize of $500. More details about the National contest can be accessible via the web (www.abaa.org).

Judges for the 2010 Book Collecting Contest were Gene Hyde, Sarah Smith, and Polly Archer from McConnell Library, Dr. Jeffrey Willner of the RU Psychology Department, and Dr. Erin Webster-Garrett of the RU English Department. Dr. Carlee Bradbury of the RU Art Department was the guest speaker.