The Mississippi State University Libraries with MaxxSouth Broadband and its owner John Robinson Block are pleased to announce the first annual MSU Undergraduate Student Book Collecting Contest. The purpose of this contest is to encourage undergraduates to begin a book collection or add to an already existing collection.
The first place winner will receive a $1,000 and the second place winner will receive $500. The first place winner will be eligible to compete in the National Collegiate Book Collecting Competition held annually in Washington, D.C. at the Library of Congress.
The contest encourages undergraduates to begin a book collection or add to an already existing collection. One of the key points in book collecting is to collect what you like. Developing a personal library can be a lifelong pursuit and this competition might be the first step towards a love of and a passion for books.