Sustain-a-Book is Plough Library's repurposed book art contest open to all CBU students, faculty, and staff. Take an old, worn-out book and make something new! Your creation can be decorative, functional, or both.
Use an old book of your own, or take one from our Free Books shelves in the library. Please only use books in poor condition.
You may use more than one book, along with other discarded paper material (newspaper, magazines).
You may use other materials, as long as a book is part of the finished piece.
Make something of any size, preferably under three feet square in dimension. (NOTE: Larger items will not be disqualified but may be more difficult to accommodate in a library display of contest entries.)
Past Sustain-a-Book Winners
2017 Theme of Sustainability and People's Choice Winner - Singing in the Rain by Paula Zeballos
2017 Literary Theme Winner - Words That Soar by Betty Armstrong
2017 Technical Skill Winner - Ode to a Caged Bird by Reneshia Pye
2016 Winner - Theme of Sustainability
2016 Winner - Technical Skill
2016 Winner - Literary Theme
2016 Winner - Aesthetic Appeal
2015 1st Place Winner - Journey Into a Book by Fouad Moursi
2015 2nd Place Winner - Nature of Knowledge by Anqi Zheng
2019 1st Place Winner - Do No Harm by Fabian Ortiz
2019 2nd Place Winner - When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? by Mary Anna Tucker
2019 3rd Place (Tie) Winner - Living God by Gabriela Morales Medina
2019 3rd Place (Tie) Winner - Christian Brothers Would Not Exist Without U by Thao Anh La