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2022 #IHeartUWLibraries Student Video Contest- CLOSED

2022 Student Video Contest

Congratulations to our 2022 #IHeartUWLibraries Student Video Contest Winners!

#IHEARTUWLibraries Video Contest Winners!

Long Form (45-60 seconds)

1st Place “A Husky Point of View” by Phuong (Jolie) Tran

2nd Place “The Magic of UW Libraries” by Emily Ann Riehl

3rd “Last Day” by Sophia Dowling

Short Form (15-30 seconds)

1st Place: Madeline Brown

2nd Place: Rachel Lui

3rd Place: Lakshin Kumar

Whether you are learning on campus, or remotely, UW Libraries and Libraries staff provide essential resources and support to our UW community. The annual #IHeartUWLibraries student video contest is an opportunity to showcase your creative talents while helping to promote the best of UW Libraries’ people, places, resources and programs – So…. why do you “heart” UW Libraries? See our “Inspiration” list below for ideas!

Tik Tok submissions!

The new Tik Tok category provides a fun, fast and easy way to create your contest video submission. Make a video :30 seconds or less to express what you love about #YourUWLibrary.  (Yes, dancing is acceptable!)


  • Long Form video (Video submission 45-60 seconds)*
    • $1500 1st Place
    • $1000 2nd Place
    • $500 3rd Place
  • Short Form TikTok video (up to 30 seconds)
    • $300 1st Place
    • $100 2nd Place
    • $50 3rd Place

*you can use any video creation platform to create a video, including Tik Tok for this category.  See submission instructions and tools for how to upload/submit.


Think about the ways you interact with the Library remotely and in-person:

  • Access to expert help anytime, anywhere!
  • The tools and resources: 9 million+ books locally, electronic books, streaming media, research guides, research databases, digital collections, software, video tutorials and more!
  • How have you used the Libraries for your own work/projects?
  • Libraries classes, workshops and community events that build connections, community and enhance skills.
  • Libraries community reading groups 
  • Libraries support of student research, writing and publishing through the Open Scholarship Commons, Odegaard Writing and Research Center
  • A librarian who made a difference in your academic career, providing help, guidance and support for your research/project. What did they teach you? What did you learn?
  • How faculty/instructors use the libraries to further their research (interview an instructor)
  • How Libraries support teaching and learning in the classroom–have you ever taken a class from a Librarian? What did you learn?
  • Highlight one of UW’s 16 unique libraries (UW Bothell, Tacoma, Tateuchi East Asia Library, Friday Harbor, etc. ) and the people and resources in that Library that are meaningful to your work.
  • How you see the Libraries mission, vision, values through your own experience.
  • Your favorite (secret?) place to study
  • A combination of all of the above!

Need more inspiration? Watch previous submissions from 2021, 2020, 2019 and 2018 winners!


  • UW undergraduate or graduate students are eligible from the Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma campuses. Applicants must be enrolled/active at the time videos are submitted.
  • Submissions must be entered by 11:59 pm on Sunday March 27th
  • Video must meet the time criteria for the specified category (long form 45-60, or short form Tik Tok of up to 30 seconds max).
  • One submission per student, per category
  • Video must be original content
  • Video production (filming) must not violate the Libraries code of conduct or specific Libraries policies
  • Additional release forms must be submitted for any other students featured in the video. It is the responsibility of the student applicant to secure release forms on behalf of all individuals featured in the video
  • By signing the release form, UW Libraries has rights to the video in perpetuity and may use the video for public communication and marketing
  • By signing the release form, you agree to give copies of editable files as Libraries may choose to use all or part of submitted videos to create new/original content.
  • Please adhere to all current social distancing guidelines when creating your videos


  • Judging will be done by a team of UW librarians, faculty and staff
  • No prior video creation or editing experience necessary
  • Winners will be announced no later than April 18th, 2022
  • General criteria: storytelling, creativity, effectively communicating the impact/importance of UW Libraries to student life and learning


Winning submissions will be shown at events and posted to UW Libraries social media channels: UW Libraries website, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, and Twitter.

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