58th annual Snyder Book Collecting Contest seeks student entries

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

KU Libraries are now accepting submissions for the 58th annual Snyder Book Collecting Contest. All KU students, graduate and undergraduate, are eligible to enter.

The collection contest was established by Elizabeth Snyder in 1957 to cultivate and recognize students' interest in collecting books. In recent years, additions to the rules have been made to accept digital objects and non-print materials for submission as collections or in addition to books.

The contest features $1,100 in cash awards for both graduate and undergraduate divisions. Each year, the awards are provided through the Snyder Book Collection Contest fund, which is managed by KU Endowment. In addition, each winner will receive a gift card from contest co-sponsor Jayhawk Ink, a division of KU Bookstore. Based on entries, first place, second place and honorable mentions are possible in each division.

The entry deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, March 28, and the awards ceremony will take place April 17 at 3 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature a reception and opportunity to view student collections before the awards ceremony. To RSVP for the reception, contact Rachel Karwas at rkarwas@ku.edu or  785-864-8961. Visit the Snyder Contest site to learn more about contest rules and resources.

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