Selected essays, bibliographies, & sample collection
These selected essays are provided to help contestants get a general idea of what the judges are looking for in a winning entry, and may not be copied. Please follow all rules and guidelines to ensure your entry receives full consideration.
Graduate Division Sample Essays/Bibliographies
- Elizabeth Wenger, 2019 1st Place Winner (pdf)
- Paul Schwennesen, 2018 1st Place Winner (pdf)
- Megan Jones, 2016 1st Place Winner (pdf)
Undergraduate Division Sample Essays/Bibliographies
- Alex Houston, 2018 1st Place Winner (pdf)
- Alyssa Denneler, 2015 1st Place Winner (pdf)
- Daniel O'Keefe, 2015 2nd Place Winner (pdf)
National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest Winning Essays/Bibliographies
- Paul Schwennesen, 2018 2nd Place Nationals Winner (pdf)
- Megan Jones, 2016 2nd Place Nationals Winner (pdf)
This example collection by Haseop Shin was the 2nd place winner in the 2019 contest.
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