In February, the Carlyle Campbell Library invited students to submit their photographic vision of the library to the Lens on the Library Photo Contest. We received more than a dozen entries, each with a unique view of our resources, spaces, or features.
The first, second, and third place winning photographs are presented here, along with information from each photographer about what inspired her photo. As you encounter these students on campus or in class, be sure to congratulate them for their excellent work in capturing and celebrating the personal meaning and magic of the Carlyle Campbell Library.
First Place: Cecelia Blair
“This picture is of me in a book fort made of all my favorite books, with a kite as the roof,” said Blair. “… I was inspired to take it because earlier today I was daydreaming while flying my kite, and I realized that books and kites both make my imagination SOAR.”
Second Place: Heather West
“’Reading is the best exercise for the mind.’ …This is a candid shot of me in the middle of 100 push-ups. Okay, not really, I was actually doing one (painful) push-up to capture my realization that I was not going to make the gym,” West described.” Instead of rock solid abs, I got rock solid readiness for my upcoming tests.”
Third Place: Ashley Ford
“I felt as though [this photo] captured the overall purpose of Meredith College’s library which of course is being able to access a lot of different resources for any of your needs and being able to study successfully in a comfortable spot,” said Ford. “Being a sophomore here at Meredith, I have spent a lot of time in the library, and finding a nice spot to sit with a few of your friends is one of my favorite ways to study at the Carlyle Campbell Library.”
Honorable mention winners were Sarah Ashlyn Massey, Amy Langston, and Hannah Palko.
—Submitted by Jennifer Hanft, Reference Librarian