And The 2010 Winners Are!

Congratulations to Andrew Fink and Dylan Poulsen, winners of the 2010 Book Collecting Contest.

Andrew Fink, a senior majoring in philosophy, is the first place winner.  The title of his essay was “An Interdisciplinary Survey of 20th Century Propaganda”.  Andrew ‘s collection focused on political language and political theory and he has been working  on assembling the books for about seven years.  This collection on propaganda  includes books from literary fiction, pamphlets, art books, books on philosophy and newspaper articles.  The books cover the disciplines of philosophy and political science, history and sociology, and art and literature.  Andrew received a check for $1000 from the Book Club of Washington, and his winning entry will be submitted to the National Book Collecting Contest this spring.

Dylan Poulson, also a senior majoring in mathematics,  won the second prize of $500 for his collection, “Knowing Nature.”  His collection grew out of his own interest of understanding how others understand, order and connect with nature.

The aim of the competition was to encourage undergraduate students at University of Puget Sound to read for enjoyment and to develop personal libraries throughout their lives, to appreciate the special qualities of printed or illustrated works, and to read, research, and preserve the collected works for pleasure and scholarship.”

The award was sponsored by the Book Club of Washington, a nonprofit organization of book lovers and collectors who has a special interest in collecting and preserving printed materials.  It is a goal of the club to support a new generation of collectors with awards and recognition of their collecting accomplishments.  The club held its annual meeting on April 18th, where the University of Puget Sound and all 18 students were recognized for their achievement.

Congratulations to all the students who participated in the contest.  Plans are already underway for next year’s contest!

Jeffery Arbios ‘11 The Impact of an Idea: Lord of the Rings
Andrew Barker ‘10 My Martha Stewart Complex: Cooking, Landscaping & Architecture in the Pacific Northwest
Sandra Bryant ‘12 Magical Fantasy Collection
Epiphany Couch ‘10 For Love of the Bicycle
Lisa Demopulos ‘11 Romance
Sabrina Duncan ‘12 Marine Life
Helen Edwards ‘13 Beyond Harry Potter
Andrew Fink ‘10 An Interdisciplinary Survey of 20th Century Propaganda
Adriana Flores ‘13 Not Your Average Sunday Comics
Eleanor J. Hartman ‘11 The Wilde Collection
Sarah Hill ‘10 The Classical and Medieval Canon
Elizabeth Hughes ‘12 Deep Fried Literature: Southern Stories of the Past Century
Lucy Kruesel ‘10 Earth Curious
David Lev ‘10 Neil Geiman: Hanging out with the Dream King
Nazir Olangian ‘10 From Clashes to Consciousness: Compiling an Inventory in the Infinity of Historical Traces
Dylan Poulsen ‘10 Knowing Nature
Elliot Sawyer ‘12 Sequential Art Studies Collection
Jennifer Tate ‘10 Poetry & Essays

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