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2024 Artists' Book Competition

2025 Artists' Book Competition

Date of Competition: TBD

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

Calling all SCAD students! 

The annual SCAD Libraries Artists' Book Competition is open to all current SCAD students at any location. Enter up to three artists' books. Winning books may be selected for purchase and included in SCAD Library's Artists' Book Collection.

What is an artist's 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's statement that your work is a book, it can be entered into 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. 

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