The Caxton Club is a proud co-sponsor of the Honey & Wax Book Collecting Prize.
The Honey & Wax Book Collecting Prize is an annual prize of $1000 for an outstanding book collection conceived and built by a young woman. The prize was co-founded by Heather O’Donnell and Rebecca Romney.
The contest is open to women book collectors in the United States, aged 30 or younger. Contestants do not need to be enrolled in a degree program, nor do they require a sponsor. Honey & Wax uses ‘women’ in its most expansive definition, one fully inclusive of non-binary, trans and gender-non-conforming individuals.
The winning collection must have been started by the contestant, and all items in the collection must be owned by her. A collection may include books, manuscripts, and ephemera; it may be organized by theme, author, illustrator, publisher, printing technique, binding style, or another clearly articulated principle. The winning collection will be more than a reading list of favorite texts: it will be a chosen group of printed or manuscript objects, creatively assembled, that shine light on one another. Collections will not be judged on their size or their market value, but on their originality and their success in illuminating their chosen subjects.
For more information and a link to apply, please visit https://www.honeyandwaxbooks.com/prize.php