2022 winning poster designed by Sidney Hirschman ’22 of Jonathan Edwards College.


For more than half a century, student bibliophiles have been receiving prizes for the quality of their book collections, thanks to the generosity of Yale alumnus Adrian Van Sinderen (Class of 1910). In 1957 Mr. Van Sinderen established two prizes, awarding $1,000 to seniors and $700 to sophomores, in order to encourage undergraduates to collect books, build libraries of their own, and read for pleasure and learning. In 2002 a poster competition was established. A $500 prize is awarded to the winning designer of the annual poster announcing the book collecting competition.

Book Collecting

Senior Prize Winner
Will Twomey
Silliman College, Class of 2022
American 20th-Century Military History

Sophomore Prize Winner
Charnice Hoegnifioh
Benjamin Franklin College, Class of 2024
The Paradigms of American Girlhood throughout United States History

Bilal Moin
Grace Hopper College, Class of 2024

Sovereignty, Subterfuge, and the Indian Statesperson