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2013 Photo Contest Winners

For this contest, photos could be submitted in the following categories:

  • Architectural Aesthetics: Try to capture the unique physical form of the library
  • Space-to-Place: Show us how the library is much more than a building but rather a place where the campus lives!
  • Creative Vision: Use your creativity and technological savvy! Imaginative, innovative and inspired photographic manipluations involving the library are welcome here!
  • Inside/Outside Interface: Our experiences of the library are steeped in ongoing movements and interactions between other campus spaces; images must include an interface between inside/outside the library (e.g. from/to the forum or ravine, through a window or a doorway)
  • Library Noir: Night scenes, shadowy sights; can you 'see' the mystery, evocation, and intrigue of the library?
  • Library Jour: Showcase the natural light, the reflections, etc. of the library
  • The People of the Library: The library was built for people! Images submitted to this category must include actual people using the library space.

Winner of the Architecture/Aesthetics category

Opening by Eric Steele

"Taken in the early morning, "Opening" shows how much natural light the library can get in the morning as the sun can be seen through the windows."


Winner of the Inside/Outside Interface category

Sky is the Limit by Jaynita Maru

"Looking at the beautiful view from across the library's floor to ceiling windows inspires me. It invokes a voice inside of me that gives me a sense of calm and serenity amidst the stresses of studying. Simply put, this voice tells me that the sky is the limit."


Winner of the Library Jour category

Waiting by Eric Steele

"Every chair and computer lie unoccupied, waiting to be used as the morning sun comes in through the window."


Winner of the Library Noir category

Sky by Levi Sandmaier

"I chose to add the sky in the background to show the light emitted by the library at night."


Winner of the People of the Library category

The Ideal Spot by Eric Steele

"One of the busiest places in the library, the desk space on the bottom floor of the library is usually filled with people as it offers outlets, comfortable chairs and a quiet place to work."