Library Collecting Competition 2023 – results!

Thursday 14 December 2023

The Library collecting competition has now closed, and the winners have been chosen.

We had some really great entries, with a wonderful mixture of collections running the gamut from books, photographs and playbills, to socks, rocks and snow globes! The judges had a tough time choosing the winners but eventually settled on five very deserving collectors.

The winners are below – you can click on an image to view it in a larger window.

Angela Murray's collection of McDonalds Happy Meal toys. Shae Dulik's collection of socks. Benjamin Parris' collection of Penguin Crime Classics. David Jarratt's collection of photography. Pretafer Houston's collection of all things Peter O'Toole.

Reproductions of these images, together with all of our runners up, can be seen on Level 1 of the Main Library.

The judges very much enjoyed learning about all the collections that were submitted, and we’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who entered the competition.

The next round of the James David Forbes collecting prize, which comes with a top prize of £500, is open to all current University of St Andrews students and closes Monday 4 March 2024. More information can be found on the University Collections website


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