NCBCC Prizes

Collection Prizes

Prizes will be awarded to both the winning students and the libraries of the winning students. Libraries are encouraged, but not required, to use their prize money to support future book collecting contests at their institutions by increasing available prizes, hosting banquets or receptions for entrants to future contests, sponsoring contest alumni gatherings, or other similar activities.

First          $2,500

Library: $1,000

Second     $1,000 

Library: $500

Third        $500

Library: $250

Essay: Bibliography Contest

In addition, a separate essay-bibliography prize of $500 will be awarded to the most outstanding essay and annotated bibliography submitted each year. The first prizewinner each year is not eligible for the essay prize, but the second and third place winners may be awarded both prizes. 

Awards Ceremony

The top three prizewinners will be invited to the awards ceremony at the Library of Congress.  The sponsors will provide transportation and accommodation expenses for those contestants.

The Grolier Club is pleased to offer NCBCC winners a year's free membership in America's oldest and largest society for book collectors. Your passion for the book as object, and your innovative approach to collecting, resonates strongly with the Grolier Club's bibliophile membership, and your fellow members look forward to meeting you, and learning more about your collecting and scholarly activities. Although member RSVPs are not required for some Club events, your Grolier colleagues and I would appreciate knowing whenever you might be able to join us, so that we can make you welcome, and introduce you to members with similar interests.


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