York Book Collecting Prize 2020

The York Book Collecting Prize gives you the chance to win £500 by building your own collections and writing about them. 

The Prize was launched in October 2017 and is a competition run annually. Open to all students at the University of York, it offers the opportunity to win a cash prize, and the winner will be automatically entered into the Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA) National Book Collecting Prize, alongside the winners of similar competitions already established at other universities.

If you have ten or more items on a similar theme, then you are already a collector, and should apply!

To enter, you just need to write a 500-word essay describing how your collection illustrates a particular theme or type of material, and how the items were acquired. 

The deadline for submissions to the 2020 prize is 5pm on Friday 24 April 2020.

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Christine Comrie

Student Communications Officer

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