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Since 2013, Purdue University Libraries has sponsored the “Why I Love Purdue Libraries” video contest.

2019 Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies Contest Winners

Jeff Love (second from left), account vice president, Purdue Federal Credit Union, with the 2019 winners of the Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies video contest. Winners are (L to R): Miteum Yoo (first place); Tae Hyung Kwon (second place); and Bharat Kesari, Christian Viktrup, and Dane Brear (third place).

Each year, the contest — supported by the Purdue Federal Credit Union — is open to all current, enrolled Purdue University students on the West Lafayette campus.

In 2019, all entries were judged by Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies student employees and regular staff members.

Three videos – first, second, and third place  – were selected as winners of the first $1,000 prize, second $750 prize, and third $500 prize; the winning entrants and videos are listed below.

First Place Winner

Miteum Yoo (undergraduate)

Second Place Winner

Tae Hyung Kwon (undergraduate)

Third Place Winning Team*

  • Dane Brear (undergraduate)
  • Christian Viktrup (undergraduate)
  • Bharat Kesari (undergraduate)

*$500 prize split equally among the three of them