In 2005, the Hemingway Look-Alike Society had its first auction on Friday and Saturday nights of the contest, during the time votes were being counted. The level of success was unexpected, and each year judges, contestants, and friends of the society donate Hemingway-related items to be auctioned. Each year, the auction brings in $12,000 to $15,000 for the Hemingway Look-Alike Society Scholarship Fund, and has grown to the point that we no longer have time to auction all the donated items live during the contest. A great deal of credit goes to Sloppy Joe's for their assistance with the auction and for processing purchases.
If you have an item you would like to donate to the Hemingway Look-Alike Society Scholarship Fund Auction, please click here for a link to our Auction Donation Form>
Highlights from the 2014 Auction
Jeanne and Richard Filip with original painting of Sloppy Joe's purchased at the auction. Also shown, in center, are June Klausing, who commissioned the painting, and the artist.