Departments - Special Collections & University Archives

Book Arts Competition

13TH ANNUAL 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.

ABOUT THE COMPETITION

The UCF Libraries Special Collections & University Archives invites undergraduate and graduate students of UCF to submit their artist books for the 13th Annual Book Arts Competition. All accepted entries will be included in the Book Arts exhibit featuring past winners at the John C. Hitt Library.

Jurors will select a winning artist book from the submissions. The winner will be awarded a monetary purchase prize and have their work included in the permanent Book Arts Collection. The winner will be announced at the end of February 2018. All submissions, winner or otherwise, will be showcased in an exhibit outside of the Special Collections & University Archives department during the month of February 2019.

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:

All entries must be original work completed by any current undergraduate and graduate student enrolled at UCF during the Spring 2018, Summer 2018, or Fall 2018 terms. Entrants are asked to submit artist books created in edition or one-of-a-kind. Books drawn, painted, printed with letterpress, printmaking, screenprint, and/or digital techniques will be considered. Construction of the book must be handmade. No limit of entries

ENTRY FEE:

None

SUPPORTIVE DOCUMENTATION:

Submissions must include the following information:

  • Completed Entry Form
  • The full name of the applicant
  • A contact phone number and the mailing address of the applicant
  • Title of the book
  • List of materials used in creating the book
  • One paragraph artist’s statement

SUBMISSION PROCEDURES:

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

DEADLINE:

The deadline for all submissions is 12/14/2018.

DELIVERY AND RETURN:

Students are required to submit their work in person at Special Collections & University Archives on the 5th floor in the Main Library.

Books not purchased for the collection must be picked up at Special Collections & University Archives Department by March 29, 2019, or they will be discarded.

COPYRIGHT POLICY:

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

For more information, please direct any inquiries to: christopher.saclolo@ucf.edu

To view past winners and entries go to:

http://stars.library.ucf.edu/bookartscompetition/

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