Deadline: February 22, 2010 Winners will be announced on Honors Day, April 21, 2010
About the Competition
The Carmichael Library Book Review Competition was established in 1982 to foster student interest in critically reading and evaluating a recent work of fiction or non-fiction. The winners of the competition receive an award certificate with a monetary prize, and they are recognized at the Honors Day ceremony in the spring.
Participants should be discriminating in their selection of a book which will lend itself to thoughtful critiquing (i.e. formula books such as Harlequin romances should be avoided.) Any undergraduate student at the University of Montevallo may enter the competition. There are two divisions: Division I for freshmen only and Division II for all undergraduate students.
Freshmen may enter either, but not both divisions.
Reviews must be:
Evaluative book reviews, not descriptive summaries nor plot outlines
Composed for a general audience. (See the Book Review Competition notebook at the Circulation Desk for model reviews)
Typed, double spaced
Submitted to the Library Director's office by February 22, 2010
Accompanied by two cover sheets:
A cover sheet giving your name, mailing address, telephone number, and the division entered
A cover sheet/title page (without your name) giving author, title of the reviewed book, publisher, date of publication and division entered
If, in the opinion of the judges, no review merits an award, none will be given.