Bi-Annual Book-Collecting Contest, 2002
Winners of the Bi-Annual Book Collecting Contest for 2002 are:
- First place: Catherine M. Rodriguez (Works of Frances Sheridan and Frances Burney)
- Second place: Edward J. Hutchinson (Works of Sir Winston Churchill)
- Honorable Mention: Adam Zissman (Flipbook Collection)
First Prize: $300
Second Prize: $150
Honorable Mention: $75
(plus gift certificates from local booksellers)
- The contest is open to all UVa undergraduate, graduate, and professional
- Collections that have won a prize in this contest in a previous year may
not be submitted again in a subsequent year; but
former winners are welcome to submit other collections in subsequent contests.
- The collection must be owned and collected by the contestant.
- The collection does not need to consist of rare books. The substance of
the collection will be of the prime importance in the judging.
- Contestants should submit the following information about themselves:
Street or postal address
UVa school and (if relevant) class
A list of books organized by author, subject, or some other principle
appropriate to the collection. See below for advice about the form of the
essay and list.
- Entries should be sent via U.S. or messenger mail to Mrs Anne Ribble, Executive Secretary, Bibliographical Society of the
University of Virginia, PO Box 400152, Alderman Library, University of
Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904.
- The winners' names will be publicly announced and prizes awarded at the
annual meeting of the Society in March.
- Selections from the winners' collections will be displayed in cases in
Alderman Library's Memorial Hall.
The essay might answer some of the following questions: how did you start
What are your most interesting books, and why? How do you intend to develop
your collection in the future? What titles does the collection most need?
The list of books must be organized according to some logical principle:
most probably, by author or by subject. Each book listed should include at
least the following information: author, title, date, place, publisher,
format (e.g., hardback or paper), and an indication of condition.
Address specific questions about the contest to Mrs Ribble at
firstname.lastname@example.org. The following books may be useful in answering
questions about book collecting:
John Carter. ABC for Book Collectors.
7th ed. revised by Nicolas Barker.
New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Books, 1995.
Jean Peters, ed. Book Collecting: A Modern Guide. New York: R. R. Bowker
Past Winners of the Student Awards for Book Collecting