Monday, August 02, 2010

What it takes to win a Book Collecting Contest

Wondering what it takes to win a book collecting contest? Check out last year's winners, profiled on the National Post's book blog (@npbooks on Twitter)

Collecting books is awesome, part one: a Q&A with Charlotte Ashley

Anne Dondertman, President of the Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC-SBC), has also posted all three of last year's winning essays on their website:

The prizes were awarded to the winning entrants of the first National Book Collecting Contest at the Annual General Meeting held in Toronto on Wednesday June 24th.
The first prize ($2500) went to Charlotte Ashley for her collection The Works (and Quirks) of Alexandre Dumas pere.

The second prize ($1000) winner was Vanessa Brown for her collection The L.M. Montgomery Collection in the Forest City.

The third prize ($300) winner was Naseem Hrab for her collection The Complexities of Ordinary Life: Autobiographical Comics and Graphic Novels.

As we've mentioned previously, Canada's National Book Collecting contest aimed at young readers under 30 is back for it's second edition. The deadline for entry is 7 March 2011, and there are 3 cash prizes available, with the primary requirement to the contest being a 1,500 to 2,000-word essay about the contestant's book collection.

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