I have no idea if this contest is only for people who live in Baltimore, but a local public library is holding an Altered Books Competition. You my enter “any book, old or new that has been recycled by creative means into a work of art. They can be rebound, painted, cut, burned, folded, added to, collaged in, rubber stamped, drilled or otherwise adorned. [It] may be as simple as adding a drawing or text to a page, or as complex as creating an intricate book sculpture.”

I think it’s a great idea.  Submissions are due by 1pm on 9/26.  [Via Read Street.]