Book Arts Competition
14TH ANNUAL BOOK ARTS COMPETITION
Sponsored by Special Collections & University Archives at the University of Central Florida Libraries
ABOUT THE COMPETITION
The UCF Libraries Special Collections & University Archives invites undergraduate and graduate students of UCF and Rollins College to submit their artist books for the 14th 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 2020. All submissions, winner or otherwise, will be showcased in an exhibit outside of the Special Collections & University Archives department during the month of February 2020.
All entries must be original work completed by any current undergraduate and graduate student enrolled at UCF and Rollins College during the Spring 2019, Summer 2019, or Fall 2019 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. All entries will need to remain in the accompanying exhibit for the whole duration. No early pick ups.
Each book must be accompanied by the official entry form, fully completed and signed by the entrant.
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
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 31, 2020, or they will be discarded.
The deadline for all submissions is 12/13/2019.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
To view past winners and entries go to: