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Diamond's Hidden Gems

Diamond’s Hidden Gems – Student Sticker Contest

The UCF Libraries does more than just encourage academic passions and support research endeavors; it also sponsors a “Love your Libraries” sticker contest! Continue reading to learn all about the contest, how you can participate, what you can win, and examine some of the past winners’ submissions!

This upcoming spring, UCF Students are invited to submit original designs for the university’s “Love your Libraries” sticker contest!

Entries must be no larger than 4” x 3”, and should be submitted as an image file (TIFF, JPEG, BMP, PNG, or GIF). The library will select one winning design that reflects the library to print and distribute during Finals Week (April 24 – 30, 2024). A winner will be announced through library social media and digital signs in the library. The winner will receive 25 printed stickers and an LED light displaying their design!

The contest closes on March 29th at 5PM.

Here are some rules to keep in mind:
– The contest is for UCF students only.
– One entry per student. If more than one entry is submitted by a student, all the entries by that person will be disqualified.
– Judges reserve the right to not select a winner due to limited submissions, or lack of exceptional submissions.
– Entries with explicit content will not be considered for this contest.
– Images may be subject to approval by UCF Marketing.

Submit your design at https://stars.library.ucf.edu/stickercontest/

Writing Lab - April 2023

Drop-In Writing Lab

Need writing assistance while you’re here in the library? Visit the Drop-in Writing Lab; no appointment necessary. Tutors from the University Writing Center will be in room 320 of the John C. Hitt Library to offer assistance and answer questions from 11am-2pm on

• April 5 & 6
• April 12th & 13th
• April 19th & 20th

National Poetry Month

Congratulations to the 2021 Poetry Contest Winners!

We are thrilled to announce the winners of our 2021 poetry contests.

Haiku Winner
Colors by Madeline S. Anderson

Limerick Winner
My Best Friend by Mariah George

In addition to joining the KnightVerse National Poetry Month collection in the UCF Libraries’ digital repository STARS, the two winners also receive a UCF Libraries’ reusable water bottle and UCF Libraries’ ducky temporary tattoo.

Thank you to everyone who participated. You can read winners and submissions from all years of Libraries’ student writing contests at STARS KnightVerse.

Research Tips Thursday: Keeping Calm During the Research Process

Projects piling up? Finals got you stressed? The library has the resources you need to complete your projects and end the semester on a high note! Whether you are on campus or afar, we’re here to help.

You can view the full Research Tips Thursday series at guides.ucf.edu/rtt

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