Monday, April 14, 2014

Sustain a Book - Art Contest

It's a sad fact that old books sometimes fall apart or outlive their usefulness. Now is your chance to be creative and transform an old book into something entirely new.

In line with Christian Brothers University's sustainability efforts, Plough Library is now accepting entries for Sustain a Book, a repurposed paper art contest open to CBU students, faculty, and staff. Make something decorative or functional -- or both!

See our Pinterest page for project ideas and inspiration.

Entries, along with a completed entry form (PDF) are due at the Plough Library Reference Desk by 8:00 p.m. on Monday, April 14, 2014. Winners will be announced during CBU's Earth Week festivities.

You can:
  • Use an old book of your own, or take one from our Free Book shelf in the library foyer. Please only use books in poor condition. The goal of this contest is to give worn or cast-off pages new life.
  • Use more than one book, along with any other type of discarded paper material (newspaper, magazines).
  • Use other materials, as long as a book is part of the finished piece.
  • Make something of any size, preferably under 2 feet square in dimension. (NOTE: Larger items will not be disqualified, but they will be more difficult to accommodate in the library display of all Sustain a Book entries.)

Win a prize and the acclaim of the entire CBU community!

Amazon gift cards: 1st place - $75 | 2nd place - $50 | 3rd place - $25

Sustain a Book was inspired by Claremont College's successful re:book contest. Learn more.

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