The purposes of the competition and exhibition are: to encourage the development of students’ work in the medium of Artists’ Books, to foster the creation of Artists’ Books, to reward excellence and creativity in the Artists’ Books, and to build the collection of Artists’ Books in the UNT Libraries’ Special Collections.
Entries will be accepted in two categories: a Student Purchase Prize category and a Non-Student category. One winner will be selected from each category, but the $400 purchase award will only be given to the winner of the student category. Honorable mention awards will be given in each category at the discretion of the jurors. Additional entries from both categories may be selected for purchase dependent upon availability and budget restrictions of UNT Special Collections.
Any Artists’ Book created within the last two years is eligible. All media are welcome, although submitted work may not exceed 6′ in any direction. All entries meeting this eligibility requirement will be displayed in the Willis Library Forum from January 8–March 9, 2018, and a reception for all of the entries and winners will be held in February 2018. A maximum of three books may be submitted. There is no jury fee.
Submissions will be accepted December 4 – 15, 2017, 9am – 4pm if dropping on in person.
The full description, rules, and entry forms can be found on the Artists’ Book Call for Entries page: http://www.library.unt.edu/events/special-collections/artists-book-competition-call-entries-2017.