The Biennial SFOL Book Collection Competition takes place during the spring semester and is open to all currently enrolled Oberlin College students. This competition is meant to recognize the efforts of students who collect books, as well as inspire others to start collecting. The top three students will be awarded cash prizes and will be invited to display their collections in the Mudd Main Academic Commons at the end of the semester.
The entry form [PDF]
A 500 to 750 word essay describing the motivation behind your collection, your collecting criteria, and/or philosophy.
A bibliography of the books in your collection, with annotations for at least 10 of the titles that are the most representative or most important. You may add more annotations if you wish.
You must submit your application materials by noon on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014.
Please submit three hard copies of all application materials to Marla Thompson in Mudd Main Library Administrative Offices.
The first place winner of this competition will be eligible to compete in the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest for a $2,500 cash prize, sponsored by the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America, the Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies, the Center for the Book, and the Rare Books and Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress.
Entry materials are due by April 29, 2014.