The W.A. Deacon Literary Foundation (DLF) and our partners the Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC) and the Alcuin Society are pleased to announce the Third National Book Collecting Contest for young Canadians under 30 years of age. Our sponsors for 2011-12 are ABE Books, the National Post, CBC Books and Hemlock Printers. Please see the complete Official Rules in English and French on the separate tabs.
The first Canadian National Book Collecting Contest was developed for the Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC) in 2008. Our partners for the first contest were the BSC, the Alcuin Society and the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of Canada (ABAC). Each year a different graphic designer designs our poster. The first poster was designed by Peter Cocking (Douglas & MacIntyre), the second by Jennifer Griffiths (Emily Carr University) and the current poster is by Robert R. Reid.
The current posters, in English and French, have been formatted to be downloaded onto a standard 8 1/2” x 11” letter sized piece of paper. Please help us promote the contest by printing a copy for your local public library, secondary school, university or college or save the PDF and email to a friend.
If you represent an institution or library please contact the following to request printed colour copies of this year’s posters: firstname.lastname@example.org
First Prize $2,500
Charlotte Ashley, Toronto, ON
The Works (and Quirks) of Alexandre Dumas pere
Second Prize $1,000
Vanessa Brown, London, ON
The L.M. Montgomery Collection in the Forest City
Third Prize $300
Nassem Hrab, Toronto, ON
The Complexities of Ordinary Life: Autobiographical Comics and Graphic Novels
Presentation of the prizes took place on the 24 June 2009 at the University of Toronto.
First Prize $1,000
Justin Hanisch, Edmonton, AB
The History of Fish
Second Prize $500
Gregory Robert Freeman, Surrey, BC
The Tudors & Stuarts
Third Prize $250
Kieran Charles Ryan Fox, Vancouver, BC
Superlative Works from the Subcontinent
Presentation of the prizes took place on the 30 May 2011 at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver Campus).
First Place $1,000
Samuel Jang 27 (Victoria, BC)
Second Place $500
David Fernández 28 (Scarborough, ON)
The Imaginary of Books: Homosexualities, Images, and Texts
Third Place $250
Gideon Foley 25 (Saskatoon, SK)
Presentation of the prizes took place on the 28 May 2012 at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver Campus) and the University of Waterloo, Ontario.
This years winning essays will be uploaded onto the BSC and ABE Books websites.