Published: Oct. 27, 2023

The University Libraries invites undergraduate students to submit creative expressions inspired by the Book of Joy. Students have the opportunity to win a $500 prize by sharing an essay, original artwork or multimedia reflection with the campus community during the University Libraries’ Buffs One Read Storytelling Contest.

Submissions must respond to this year’s Buffs One Read selection, The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and provide a reflection on one of the pillars of joy or that celebrate any of the book's many themes: joy, compassion, suffering, interdependence and friendship. 

The submission deadline is Feb. 5 at 12 p.m.

First-year and transfer students, if you haven’t already, pick up your free copy of this year’s Buffs One Read selection and join the campus discussion! Copies are available in the Technology Department of the campus bookstore. You can also get a copy at Buffs One Read events or at the front desk of the CU Museum of Natural History. The rest of the CU Boulder community may borrow a physical copy, ebook or audiobook through the University Libraries.

Learn more and enter to win