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Book Arts Competition

UCF STUDENT BOOK ARTS COMPETITION

 Official Entry Form

AWARD/PURCHASE:

The winner(s) will receive a $300 purchase award and their books will become part of the University of Central Florida Book Arts Collection housed in Special Collections & University Archives.

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES:

December 16, 2016

ABOUT THE COMPETITION

The Books Arts Collection at the UCF Libraries Department of Special Collections & University Archives is a collection of books, or book-like objects, created by artists. These items have become something more than just a book and have entered the realm of art. The collection also includes examples of fine press books, periodicals, and other books related to bookbinding, papermaking, calligraphy, typography, and printing.

Jurors will choose a book or books created by UCF students to be added to the Book Arts Collection and the winner(s) will be awarded a monetary purchase award. Winner(s) will be announced at the end of January. All submissions, winners or otherwise, will be showcased in an exhibit outside of the Special Collections & University Archives department during the month of February.

JURORS:

The criteria for and names of the jurors are available to look at in the Special Collections & University Archives of the UCF Library, room 501 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

ELIGIBILITY:

Any student enrolled at the University of Central Florida during the 2016 calendar year.

ENTRY FEE:

None

SUPPORTIVE DOCUMENTATION:

Submissions must include the following information:

  • The name of the applicant
  • Contact phone number and the mailing address of the applicant
  • Title of the book
  • Medium/materials used in creating the book
  • One paragraph artist’s statement

SUBMISSION PROCEDURES:

Please send or deliver the actual books and entry forms to the following address:

Student Book Arts Competition

Special Collections & University Archives

12701 Pegasus Dr., Bldg 2

P.O. Box 162666

Orlando, FL 32816-2666

Each book must be accompanied by an entry form fully completed and signed by the entrant.

DELIVERY AND RETURN:

Books must be sent either in person or in a sturdy box via UPS or FED-EX. No COD’s. Books not purchased for the collection must be picked up at the Special Collections & University Archives Department by March 31, 2017, or they will be discarded. Books may be hand delivered or picked up Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am – 4:00pm.

COPYRIGHT POLICY:

While the winning artist will retain copyright, the book may be reproduced with approval of the staff of Department of Special Collections & University Archives. If reproduction is approved, the user must sign a form promising to give the artist and the University of Central Florida credit in publication.

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