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2024 Artists' Book Competition

2024 Artists' Book Competition

Date of Competition: May 17, 2024 

Submissions are accepted April 22 through May 3rd. All items should arrive by May 3rd.

 Check back soon for more details! 

          Journeying by Mary V. Marsh and Tony Bellaver, 2011                                  Ha Ja by Jee Su Kim, 2023

Calling all SCAD students! 

This competition is open to all current SCAD students at any location including SCADnow. Enter up to three artists' books. Winning books may be selected for purchase and included in the SCAD Library's Artists' Book Collection.

What is an artists' book and what can I enter? 
Artists' books are works of art that utilize, challenge, defy, reference, or embrace the book as a mode of artistic expression. They can be sculptural, traditional; textual, visual; personal, political; drawn, sewn; conceptual or literal. If you can make a successful argument in your artist statement that your work is a book, it can be added to the competition.

We are looking for fine press, performative, altered, and object books. Scrolls, pop-ups, zines, comics, hardback, paperback, perfect bound, and unbound books are all welcome. Categories will be dictated by entries received. This list is not exhaustive.

Collaborative entries are encouraged. 
Did your class or group make an artists' book or box of minicomics or zines or miniature books? We want to see them all!