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2018 Library Creativity Award Winners Announced

Students recognized in 2D, 3D, Motion and Wild Card categories

May 14, 2018

Five OSU students were awarded monetary prizes through the Library Creativity Award.

The Library Creativity Award was established to encourage and reward students’ creativity and use of Library resources such as Tech to Go, 3D printing and other technology found in the Edmon Low Creative Studios. This competition is one the numerous ways that the OSU Library encourages innovation and learning among students.

Award categories included 2D, 3D, Motion, Wild Card and Best in Show. The Best in Show winner was awarded $1,000, and the category winners received $300 each. LCA is open to students of all majors who have completed some type of creative project during the application period.

Kaydee King won in the 2D category for her entry, “A Rose,” and Amanda Thomas won the 3D category for her 3D model of the Gloss Mountain State Park. Chishayla Smith’s “Archives Live Opener” earned her the Motion category, and Julia Rush won the Wild Card category with her app concept, “Kindred.”

The title of Best in Show went to Emily Geest for her project, “3D Butterflies of Oklahoma,” which uses 3D printed silhouettes of various butterfly species to help teach butterfly identification without the need for real specimens.

William Davis, OSU Libraries communication specialist, served on the judging committee for this year’s LCA entries. As a judge, William looked for many different criteria that set the winners apart from other applicants.

“The best performing entrants were able to articulate their creative processes and provide details on the tools they used, the research they performed, the purpose behind the project and how they used the resources available at the Library to facilitate their project’s needs,” William said.

During his undergraduate career at OSU, William also won a Library Creativity Award. Now, as a judge, he enjoys reviewing the works of students from all majors.

“The Library Creativity Award isn’t just for students of art or design, and seeing students with majors such as entomology, marketing or engineering enter with surprising and novel creations is always a joy,” William said.

The Library Creativity Award is one of the many ways that the OSU Library encourages students to utilize Library resources in order to express their personal creativity.

For more information on the Library Creativity Award, visit the library website at

RELEASE CONTACT:  Bonnie Ann Cain-Wood | OSU Library | 405-744-7331 |

STORY BY: Tatum Wallace, Communications Intern

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Last Updated: 22 June 2018