Now accepting applications: A. Edward Newton Book Collection Competition

by Pam Harris

Win cash prizes of up to $600 for the best student book collection. Throw your chances in with two-time award winning collector, Ben Goossen ‘13 (will he be submitting an application again?). The Newton Award has the distinction of being the longest-running collegiate book collecting competition in the nation. Started in the 1930s by a renowned Philadelphia book collector, A. Edward Newton, the competition awards cash prizes to the top three Swarthmore students who submit the best essays and annotated bibliographies of their book collections.

Examples of previous essays and rules for the competition are available on the library website:

Application deadline is midnight, Friday, March 16. For more information, contact Pamela Harris, pharris1.

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