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VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITES!

This is it! Which books will make it out of the next round?

Voting for Round 3 is now open!

Vote early, vote often!

Only the top books in each match-up will move on to the next round!

Voting closes at 11:45pm, Wednesday March 29.

Rules

2017 Rolfing Library Book Madness Contest Rules

1. Brackets must be submitted before 11:59pm (CST) Sunday, March 12.

  • Bracket entry forms can be obtained from the Circulation Desk or through the library’s website. 
  • Bracket entry forms may be submitted in person to the Circulation Desk or via email attachment to rfrank@tiu.edu.
    • One bracket per person may be submitted for official use in the Book Madness contest.
    • Bracket entries are open to any member of the TIU community with an @tiu.edu email address.

2. All bracket entries must contain the participant’s name and email address. Each bracket must be stamped and signed by a library staff member in order to be considered a valid entry.

3. Voting will take place according to the following schedule:

  • Round 1: Tuesday, March 14 – Sunday, March 19
  • Round 2: Tuesday, March 21 – Sunday, March 26
  • Round 3: Tuesday, March 28 – Wednesday, March 29
  • Round 4: Friday, March 31 – Sunday, April 2
  • Round 5: Tuesday, April 4 – Wednesday, April 5
    Final Four Matchup!
  • Round 6: Friday, April 7 – Sunday, April 9
    Championship Showdown!!

4. The winning bracket is defined as the bracket that scores the highest number of points. Points are awarded for each correct match up per round: round 1=1 pt, round 2=2 pts, round 3=3 pts, round 4=4 pts, round 5=5 pts, round 6=6 pts.

5. Voting for each round is open to anyone, even if a bracket was not submitted. 

6. The winning book and bracket will be announced Tuesday, April 11.

7. The winner will be notified via email Tuesday, April 12. The prize ($25 gift card to Amazon) will be emailed to the winner at the email address provided. 

8. **TIU Rolfing Library's decision on all issues will be final.**

Your Librarian

Becky Frank
Contact:
Email: rfrank@tiu.edu
847-317-4020

Important Dates

March 12, 11:59pm: Brackets due. Please email to Becky Frank or submit in person to Circulation Desk of Rolfing Library.

March 14-19: Vote for Round 1.

March 21-26: Vote for Round 2.

March 28-29: Vote for Round 3 - The Sweet 16.

March 31-April 2: Vote for Round 4 - The Elite 8.

April 4-5: Vote for Round 5 - The Final 4.

April 7-9: Vote for Round 6 - the Championship Round.

April 11: Winning book and bracket announced.