To encourage and recognize skill and creativity in the use of library and information resources in the undergraduate curriculum the CCA Libraries sponsor an annual competition consisting of two $200 prizes. One prize is for research conducted for a paper assignment. The other is for research activities conducted in the production of an original artwork or design project. There are two entry periods for projects created during the 2012/13 school year:
- Fall 2012, December 3-14
- Spring 2013, April 29-May 9
Judging for all entries will take a place at the end of the Spring 2012 semester.
- Basic rules for entry
- The project must be accompanied by
- A 500-750 word research essay describing the research strategies, process, and use of library resources, tools, and services
- A properly formatted bibliography (in APA, Chicago, or MLA style).
- An application form
- A copy of the paper or photo documentation of the artwork or design; either may be in completed or draft/in-process form
- Open to currently enrolled CCA undergraduates
- Only one application per student per year will be considered
- Work on the project submitted must have been done in conjunction with a CCA course from the current academic year, except for research conducted for the senior thesis, which are not eligible for this award
Download the application (pdf), with complete rules and details.
To promote excellence in bookmaking, the CCA Libraries sponsor an annual Student Book Art Competition. Each Spring semester one book by a CCA student will be selected for inclusion in the library's artist book collection, and the student will receive a $200 prize. If you are a current CCA student and have created a book as part of a class, you will be eligible to submit up to three books. One or more entries per student will be exhibited in Meyer Library (Oak) following the judging period, as space permits. The entry period for projects created during the 12/13 school year is April 1 through April 5, 2013.
- Basic rules for entry
- You must be a current CCA student.
- Work on the book submitted must be in conjunction with a CCA course.
- Books will be evaluated on originality, depth of concept, craft, sensitivity to materials, relationship of materials and form to content, and use of the book form as important to the work.
- Books should not exceed twelve inches in any direction.
- The winning entries become the property of the CCA Libraries.
Download the full announcement (pdf), with complete rules and details.