Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Canada's National Book Collecting Contest; the Prize Winners

It's official! The winners have been chosen, and the awards have been presented!

First prize in Canada’s Second National Book Collecting Contest for young Canadian’s under 30 years of age was presented to Justin Hanisch in Edmonton earlier in May, 2011. Second prize winner Gregory Robert Freeman and third prize winner Kieran Charles Ryan Fox received their reward in a ceremony at SFU Harbour Centre on May 30, 2011.

Below are some photos from both events, along with some examples of books from their own collections that the three winners brought along.

Check back to read the winning essays will be posted on the Bibliographical Society of Canada website in the near future. Below is a press release regarding the winners of this year's contest, and no doubt the next generation of well-read scholars and up-and-coming book collectors! Congratulations, winners!

May 30, 2011

The Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC) the W.A. Deacon Literary Foundation (DLF) and the Alcuin Society are pleased to announce the winners of the Canada’s Second National Book Collecting Contest for young Canadian’s under 30 years of age.

Justin Hanisch  27 (Edmonton, AB)
The History of Fish

Gregory Robert Freeman 26 (Surrey, BC)
The Tudors & Stuarts

Kieran Charles Ryan Fox 27 (Vancouver, BC)
Superlative Works from the Subcontinent

The W.A. Deacon Literary Foundation, with the Alcuin Society, will be presenting the cash prizes for the two local BC winners at a special event:

Monday 30 May 2011 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Simon Fraser University Vancouver Campus
Room #2520 - 515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC

Please contact the following to schedule an interview with the winners: jmeier at deaconfoundation.com  or 604-943-6942

And we're pleased to announce the award will be back next year! Announcing...

The Third National Book-Collecting Contest 2011-12

ABE Books, one of the largest databanks of used books on the planet, has joined us as the main sponsor for the 2011-12 contest. The National Post and CBC Books have also joined us as media sponsors and Hemlock Printers will be printing our posters.

The Third National Book-Collecting Contest will be launched on Monday 30 May 2011 during the Bibliographical Society of Canada's AGM at the University of New Brunswick.


More information, including posters and official rules will be made available soon.

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