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Friends of the Library

Past Contest Winners

The Friends of the Library sponsor contests for students to encourage use of the Library and creativity.

Selfie Contest

February 2023
Take a selfie at the Tech Express in the NUC. Winner received a $500 UCO tuition waiver.

  • Winner - Anjali Chakkissary

Student and staff member standing at Tech Express station, in the background are computers and a printer/scanner,

Design a Bookmark Contest

November 19, 2021
Create an original library, reading, or research themed 2"x6" bookmark design. Winner received $250 in UCO dining dollars.

  • Winner - Evette Giron

UCO Student Giveaway

April 7, 2021
Giveaway for new followers of the Chamber of books Facebook page, and a grand prize drawing upon reaching 100 followers.

  • Grand Prize (Kindle Paperwhite) - Joseph John

Library Lifehack Contest

October 30, 2020
Submit a tip for using the library to make academic life easier.

  • 1st Place ($300) - Jack Cheatham
    Tip: Since Max Chambers Library is part of the OK-SHARE network, ask the front desk for an OK-SHARE library card, for free! This gives you access and checkout privileges at other university libraries in Oklahoma!
  • 2nd Place ($200) - Dalton Payne
    Tip: Use the library's lockers to safely store items you don't want to lug around with you while you're on campus.
  • 3rd Place 9$100) - Emily McGough
    Tip: If you’ve been studying too long and need a small break, just take a trip up the staircase. You’ll be out of breath and miss reading really fast. Trust me, it works.

#BookFace Contest

April 19, 2020
Submit a picture to Library's Facebook page of best #BookFace.

  • 1st Place (Fire Tablet 8” HD) - Daniela Arvizo
  • 2nd Place (Fire TV Stick Streaming Media Player) - CVanessa Avalos
  • View the winning images on Facebook

Instagram Contest

October 29, 2018
Submit a picture of library resources or spaces with a caption.

  • 1st Place (Canon Elph Camera bundle) - Gianmina Albines Chavez
  • 2nd Place (Seagate 2TB external hard drive) - Gianella Albines Chavez
  • 3rd Place (Amazon Fire TV stick) - Stephanie Chaidez

Six Word Story Contest

October 2, 2018
Submit a six word story without any words repeating.

  • 1st Place ($100) - Judith Keener "For Sale: Chastity Belt. Slightly Damaged."
  • 2nd Place ($75) - Cynthia Wiley "Living room picnic blanket covers scratches."
  • 3rd Place ($50) - Laura Phan "Exchanged white dress for black one."

Selfie Contest

September 6 - October 2, 2017
Weekly winners of creative or funny photo inside or outside of Chambers Library

Week 1 - Morgan Massey

Week 2 - Shelby Landis and friends

Week 3 - Karlie Wentworth

Week 4 - Jaimee Wood and the Modern 2 Dance Class