With no further ado (though after a very difficult judging process – How to choose among such committed and talented young people-complete list of contestants) here are the winners:
First Place – Daniel McKee, Cornell University
Collection: Educational Books of Japan’s Meiji Period
Prize: $2,500; trip to the awards ceremony; one-year membership in the Grolier Club; $1,000 donation in his name to Cornell University Library
Second Place & Editor’s Choice Award – William Miglore, Amherst College
Collection: Ray Bradbury
Prize: $1,000; trip to the awards ceremony; expense-paid scholarship to the Rare Book School; $500 donation in his name to the Amherst College Library.
Third Place – David Rando
Collection: Finnegans Wake Reference Books
Prize: $500; trip to the awards ceremony; $250 donation in his name to the Cornell Library (NB. David Rando and Daniel McKee tied for first place in Cornell’s competition).
Honorable Mention – Sabahat Adil, University of Chicago
Collection: Travel Writing
Honorable Mention – Adam Doskey, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Collection: Malcolm Lowry
More details about the contest and the winners can be found at my blog.
A profile of each winner and a sample essay will be
published in the September/October issue of Fine Books & Collections.