Examples include, but are not limited to: converting paperback books into hardcovers, redoing boring hardcovers, creating handmade slip cases or clamshell boxes for fine books.
- Cash Prizes:
$250 for grand prize winner and acquisition by UVA Special Collections
$75 book artists’ choice (voted on by Virginia Book Arts membership)
$75 for best craft
ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED &
BOOK RECEIVED Deadline: September 3, 2018
No entry fee; books will not be returned
Entries will be judged blind by a University of Virginia special collections curator. Prizes will be judged on:
-creativity of concept
-suitability of design and materials to text
-excellence in craft
Eligibility: Book artists must be residents of the United States. Members of the VABC/Center for the Book community are not eligible for the book artist’s choice prize.
Conditions: Submitted books become the property of Virginia Humanities and will be publicized/auctioned at the 2018 Raucous Auction to support the Center’s educational mission.
1. Register at vareads.org/cover-story including a 200-word narrative and at lease one (but no more than six) photos.
2. Send physical book(s) to:
Cover Story Contest
Attn: Kevin McFadden
145 Ednam Drive
Charlottesville VA 22903
Receipt will be acknowledged by email supplied.