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Enter Our Archive Contest

The L. Tom Perry Special Collections announces the second annual I Found It In The Archives essay and video contest, sponsored by the Society of American Archivists.   The contest is designed to show how items and information found in the nation’s archives touch peoples’ lives. We are particularly interested in how your research in the Perry Special Collections has impacted your life.

Have you found something unique or interesting in the Perry Special Collections – records, photographs, sound recordings, books, or other materials – that has influenced your research (both personal and professional)?

We encourage you to submit either:

  • A 400-word essay describing your quest for information and explaining why finding the information has made a difference for you, along with a color photograph of yourself, or
  • A video of no more than 2 minutes in which you describe your quest for information and explain why finding the information has made a difference for you.

A maximum of 5 finalists in each category of the contest will have their videos and essays posted online for a public vote.  The finalists with the most votes will each receive a behind-the-scenes tour of the Perry Special Collections and a $100 BYU Campus gift card.  Runners-up will also receive prizes.

Entries will be accepted between October 31 and November 28, 2011.  To learn more about the I Found It In the Archives Contest and how to submit entries, please visit the contest website at http://lib.byu.edu/sites/sc/events-news/i-found-it-in-the-archives-contest/.