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About the OSU Library Creativity Award

The OSU Library provides a technology-rich space where students can experiment with some of the latest software and devices. We want to make these tools accessible to all OSU students, and provide opportunities for students to develop proficiency and a comfort level with the kinds of technology they will need to be successful at OSU and beyond. Resources like the Edmon Low Creative Studios and the Tech to Go Desk, and events like "Tech Tuesday @2" support that goal. 

The Library Creativity Award is designed to encourage and reward the creative efforts of students at OSU by asking them to use techniques, skills and ideas learned during "Tech Tuesday @2," in the classroom or on their own to compete for monetary awards. 

  • Entries will be judged using the submitted project summary and final project.
  • Awards categories include
    • 2D ($300)
    • 3D ($300)
    • Motion/Video/Animation ($300)
    • Wild Card ($300)
    • Best in Show ($1,000)
  • Winners will be notified in April and formally announced prior to the end of the semester. Winning submissions may be highlighted on this website and other OSU media.
  • For more detailed eligibility guidelines and application details, please see the links on the left or along the top of the page.


  • Entries will be judge based on
    • originality (as determined by the judging panel)
    • use of Library resources (this may be broadly interpreted and should be addressed in the project summary)
    • creativity (as determined by the judging panel)
  • Categories:
    • 2D (may include any media presented in a two-dimensional format such as posters or photography)
    • 3D (may include physical three-dimensional objects such as sculpture, original 3D printed works, electronic 3D models or renderings, architectural models or plans)
    • Motion/Video/Animation (may include any entry that incorporates movement including video, animation, motion graphics, kinetic sculpture or dance, or virtual reality presentations)
    • Wild Card (allows for any work that doesn't easily fit into other categories). This category recognizes the diverse forms creativity can take. Any and all examples of creative work are encouraged to apply. 
    • One winner will be selected from each category. A "Best in Show" award will be selected from all entries. Awards may not be presented, depending on the quality of the submissions.
  • To be eligible to win, applicants must
    • Be an enrolled student at OSU-Stillwater at the time of the application deadline.
    • Make their personal role clear in application materials if the submitted projects was a group effort. 
    • Have completed the creative project during the application period (July 1, 2016 - April 10, 2017)
    • Submit the application form and project by the posted deadline.

Apply by April 10, 2017

Application Deadline: April 10, 2017

Get Inspired at "Tech Tuesday @2"

These monthly presentations are an interactive showcase of emerging and innovative technologies. “Tech Tuesday @2” is held in the Edmon Low Creative Studios (Room 105). Every event will feature tech-related door prizes.