For the last several months, the James Joyce Quarterly, Booksmart Tulsa, and the Guthrie Green have been holding the Ulysses Recovered Book Cover contest, in which we invited artists to design new covers for the book we celebrate each year on Bloomsday.
We are proud to kick off Bloomsday by announcing our two winners! Both winners will have their selected submissions shown in a public exhibition as part of Tulsa’s Bloomsday celebration; additionally, they’ll receive a cash prize have their works featured as covers of forthcoming issues of the James Joyce Quarterly.
1st Prize: Heather Ryan Kelley
Our first prize winner is Heather Ryan Kelley, whose cover features G. W. Plumtree’s Home Potted Meats, a product that is mentioned several times throughout Ulysses.
2nd Place: Antje Hubold
Our second place prize goes to Antje Hubold, who has made a topographic portrait of James Joyce using the novel’s title.
A hearty congratulations to both of our winners!