This year the grand prize award of $500 was given to Taylor R. Campbell, '11 for his entry of "Resigned".
Honorable Mention for the Book Arts Prize and recipient of a $75 award was Hye (Amy) Gu, '12. Ms. Gu’s poetry book, "Tagore", features the use of letterpress and blind stamping.
The award for Best Hand Bound Book went to Bridget A. Herrera, GR, for "Taino Myths".
This year because of a number of high quality letterpress entries created with different processes the judges decided to recognize traditional letterpress printing and alternative printing techniques. Sarah Parkinson, '09, won for best Traditional Letterpress Printing with her entry of "Words in Orbit".
|"Words in Orbit"|
The best example of Alternative Letterpress Printing went to Bridget A. Herrera, GR, for "Deus Est Machina". Each winner will receive $150.
|"Deus Est Machina"|
Honorable Mention prizes of $75 went to Sarah Parkinson in the Alternative Letterpress category and to Do-Hee Kim, '12, for Traditional Letterpress.
All the winning entries are on display in the Treasure Room cases in Baker Library beginning Saturday, June 9 through the Fall 2012 term.
Congratulations to all the contestants and special thanks to the Friends of the Library for their support of this competition.
Written by Barb Sagraves.