Judges selected 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the 2014 Student Photo Contest, sponsored by the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries. A fourth award, the Student Choice Award, was given to the student who had the most Facebook likes for his or her entry.
First Place Danielle Robertson Although college libraries have the stigma of only being used for studying, students still use them for reading for fun. This photo depicts a student who has gotten so into the book she is reading, she feels she is really there in the book, forgetting all about the fact, that she is actually sitting in the library. Second Place Matthew Oleszczak The books of the past meet the catalog of the future. Photo taken in Walter Library. Third Place Jordan DeSwarte The smell and feel of old books in a hidden corner of the library gives me a craving to learn. They make me desire knowledge of a time long before my existence. Student Choice Danielle Robertson The only way to get though late night studying is by drinking lots and lots of coffee. Although it helps you stay awake, after awhile you start seeing things… This photo depicts a coffee induced hallucination that is not uncommon among college students