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Why I Love Purdue Libraries Video Contest Deadline April 15

March 6th, 2019

Why I Love Purdue Libraries 2019


There are more than 150 ways to love Purdue University Libraries, and, to help celebrate Purdue University’s Sesquicentennial, we’re asking you to share your stories about some of the ways via the “Why I Love Purdue Libraries” annual video contest! Supported by the Purdue Federal Credit Union, the contest is open to all students on the West Lafayette campus. The deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. Monday, April 15.

Each academic year since 2013, Purdue Libraries has opened the contest to Purdue University students on the West Lafayette campus and has awarded first, second, and third place prizes to the winning entrants.

First-place prize is $1,000; second-place prize is $750; and third-place prize is $500. Each submission must be from 1-3 minutes in length. Submissions will be evaluated by a team of student and full-time staff in Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies. Winning videos will be shared April 24, Purdue University’s 2019 Day of Giving.

For submission information and complete contest rules and guidelines, visit, or download the 2019 contest guidelines at

Below are the winning entries (first, second, third) for the 2017-18 academic year (the contest in 2017-18 focused on the Wilmeth Active Learning Center the first year it opened):

First Place: Cole Griffin and Anna Magner

Second Place: Jake Heidecker

Third Place (Tie): Matt Schnelker

Third Place (Tie): Jason Kelly