Celebrate National Library Week

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Take a picture. Tell us your story. Enter to win a Kindle!
 
In celebration of National Library Week, the Northwestern University Library and Northwestern University Press are sponsoring short story and photo contests.  The theme of this year’s library week is “Your Story,” and we're looking for your story.  The library is filled with stories, on the shelves, in the stacks, and about the people who walk through its doors.  Share your story about the library with us. 
 
Short Story Submission Guidlines:
  • The contest is open to all students and staff (excluding faculty) of Northwestern University
  • Submissions must integrate the library into the story (e.g. include a library worker character, be set in one of the Northwestern University libraries, or somehow reference the library and its materials)
  • May be fiction or nonfiction
  • Submissions must be received by May 16 at 11:59 pm
  • 750 words maximum
  • Submit as Microsoft Word attachment to library-week@northwestern.edu with the subject "Your Story" or "My Story" Include your name, student or staff status, and phone number --The winner, as judged by members of the Northwestern University Press, will be alerted by email and announced on May 27 on the Northwestern University Library site and NU Library Facebook Page --Winner receives a Kindle, $100 worth of Northwestern University Press books (retail price; subject to availability) and has their story displayed in the entrances to each of the libraries Photo Submission Guidelines: --The contest is open to all students and staff (excluding faculty) of Northwestern University --Photo must be taken in or involve the library (e.g. include a library worker or patron(s), be set in one of the Northwestern University libraries, or somehow reference the library and its materials) --Submissions must be in good taste --Submissions must be submitted by May 16 --Submit as a JPEG file --Submit your photo by posting it on the Library's Facebook wall --The winner, as judged by members of the Northwestern University Staff, will be alerted by email and announced on May 27 on the Northwestern University Library site and NU Library Facebook page --Winner receives an Amazon Kindle and their winning submission displayed in the entrances to each of the libraries?subject=Your%20Story">library-week@northwestern.edu with the subject "Your Story" or "My Story"  Include your name, student or staff status, and phone number
  • The winner, as judged by members of the Northwestern University Press, will be alerted by email and announced on May 27 on the Northwestern University Library site and NU Library Facebook Page
  • Winner receives a Kindle, $100 worth of Northwestern University Press books (retail price; subject to availability) and has their story displayed in the entrances to each of the libraries
Photo Submission Guidelines:
  • The contest is open to all students and staff (excluding faculty) of Northwestern University
  • Photo must be taken in or involve the library (e.g. include a library worker or patron(s), be set in one of the Northwestern University libraries, or somehow reference the library and its materials)
  • Submissions must be in good taste
  • Submissions must be submitted by May 16 at 11:59 pm
  • Submit as a JPEG file
  • Submit your photo by posting it on the Library's Facebook wall
  • The winner, as judged by members of the Northwestern University Staff, will be alerted by email and announced on May 27 on the Northwestern University Library site and NU Library Facebook page
  • Winner receives an Amazon Kindle and their winning submission displayed in the entrances to each of the libraries