Vote for your favourite Griffith Then & Now image!

Our students, staff and alumni have been busy snapping away their ‘Griffith: Then & Now’ images – now it’s time to select the winner of our $100 prize.

This is an Instagram competition, so voting is Instagram based – and it’s as simple as 1, 2!

We’ll collate all likes, and the post with the most likes as of next Friday (29 March) wins.

Alright – time to get voting! 😉

Register now for the App Idea Challenge

We are on the hunt for some app ideas, all about improving student life at Griffith University. All you need to do for the App Idea Challenge is think up a unique and interesting idea for an app, and fill in the registration form. It’s as easy at that!

The top 3 app ideas will score some amazing cash prizes.

First prize: $1500

Second prize: $750

Third prize: $500

Registrations are now open and close on 5th of April. There will be a chance in Trimester 2 to actually develop the app, as well! Another chance to win big.

We can’t wait to see your ideas!

Show us your best Griffith Then & Now photo and you could win $100!

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Ever wondered what Griffith University looked like waaay back in the ‘70s? You know, when the students wore flares, the buildings weren’t air-conditioned (gasp!), there was no WiFi in sight and the University was just in its infancy?

Luckily, we have the Griffith Archive to show us all of Griffith’s history.

We’ve trawled through and found some remarkable photos that inspired us to compare – Griffith: Then and Now.

We’ve had a go creating Then and Now photos – now it’s your turn!

How to enter

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Need some inspiration? Head on over to our Griffith University ‘Then’ photos album on the Griffith Archive facebook page for some ‘then’ shots of Griffith University. We would love to see what you can ‘now’ do with these old ‘then’ photos!

Entries will be regrammed on @griffitharchive and @griffithlibrary Instagram pages – the entry with the most likes will score a sweet $100!

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Can you guess the beach balls?

Have you been to Logan campus library?

If so, you may have noticed the cabinet full of beach balls near the entrance. Well, the beach balls are leaving the building – but not before we throw a little competition!

The Library and Campus bookshop are running a small competition for Logan campus staff and students.


Guess the number of beach balls in the glass cabinet.

How to enter:

  • Next time you’re passing by the library, simply guess the number of balls in the cabinet at the library entrance.
  • Submit your guess to the Library Desk at Logan campus.
  • The closest guess wins a prize donated by the Campus Bookshop.


Terms & Conditions:

  • The Library Beach Ball competition is run by the Griffith University Library.
  • The prize is a pack from the Logan Bookshop.
  • Entry into this competition is considered acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  • The promotion commences at 9:00 am AEST Monday 3 December 2018 and closes at 5:00 pm AEST Friday 14 December 2018.
  • If there is more than one correct guess, the correct guesses will be drawn randomly to create one winner.
  • Entry is free. Entrants can enter as many times as they like.
  • Only commencing and current Griffith University students are eligible to enter the competition. Current staff are also eligible to enter the competition.
  • Griffith University Library reserves the right, at any time, to verify the validity of the entries and entrants (including their identity) and to disqualify any entrant who submits an entry that is not in accordance with the terms and conditions. Errors and omissions may be accepted at Griffith University Library’s discretion.
  • The winner will be notified via email by COB Friday 14 December 2018.
  • If the winner does not respond to the email within 48 hours, another winner will be drawn on 9:00 am Monday 17 December.
  • Prizes are not transferable or exchangeable for cash. If the prize is unavailable, Griffith University Library, at its discretion, reserves the right to substitute the prize with a prize to the equal value and/or specification.
  • Proof of identification, including student/staff number, will be requested from the winner to validate their entry.
  • If this competition cannot be run due to any reason beyond Griffith University Library’s control, Griffith University Library reserves the right to modify, suspend or cancel the competition.
  • Any costs associated with collecting the prize are the entrant’s responsibility.
  • Winners names will be published on Griffith University Library Social Media. Griffith University Library will deal with each entrant’s personal information in accordance with the Griffith University Privacy Plan.
  • The University will not be liable for any loss, expense, damage or injury sustained by any entrant in connection with this prize draw, the prize or redemption of the prize, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law (in which case, that liability is limited to the minimum allowable by law).

And the winner of our 2018 Library Shelfie competition is…

You guys have spoken!

After a month of posting Library Shelfies on Insta and a week of fierce voting on the Library Blog, the polls have closed and our #LibraryShelfie winner has been determined! 

Congratulations @emilybalanzategui! You’ve joined an elite group of students who have won our Library Shelfie competition over the years. You’ve also scored yourself a hefty $300.

We were absolutely amazed with the calibre of entries this year! So amazed, in fact, that we decided we to add in two special mentions.

Congratulations @ollie_crofts and, we’ll be giving you $50 for your fantastically creative entries!

Thanks to everyone who entered, voted, or simply watched from afar. You are all winners in our humble opinion. You win… our most heartfelt thanks.

Stay tuned—over the next two weeks we’ll put up a gallery of our entries up on display within our library foyers.

Enter Griffith library’s Amazing Race this Open Day

Ready, set…


This Sunday 12 August is Open Day! To celebrate, Griffith library invites you to enter The Amazing Race!

In this Race, you won’t be scrambling to reach exotic locations around the globe or eating gross food while racing to beat other teams to a golden ticket in sweltering heat. Instead you’ll be in one of Griffith’s fabulous climate-controlled libraries learning everything we have to offer you for your future study success.

How it works:

  1. 1. Enter your library of choice (Gold Coast, Nathan or South Bank) and grab yourself an Amazing Race race card.
  2. 2. Race around the library to the map points and answer each question/challenge you face.
  3. 3. Bring your completed race card to the friendly staff at the library front desk and claim your prize!
  4. 4. Feel smug and wonderful knowing you’re taken a huge step towards knowing more for your potential time at Griffith University.

The Amazing Race can be completed in pairs, teams or as a solo adventurer. We look forward to seeing you at the finish line!


Please see the full terms and conditions:

  • The Amazing Race competition is run by the Griffith University Library at Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses only.
  • Entry into this competition is considered acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  • The event commences at 9:00 am AEST Sunday 12 August 2018 and closes at 2:00 pm AEST Sunday 12 August 2018.
  • The University will not be liable for any loss, expense, damage or injury sustained by any entrant in connection with this prize draw, the prize or redemption of the prize, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law (in which case, that liability is limited to the minimum allowable by law).

Vote for your favourite Library Shelfie

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You’ve shown us your best Library Shelfies – now it’s time to help us select the winner of our $300 prize.

That’s right, the power is in your hands *evil laugh* to help us decide who gets the big bucks!

We’ve collated all of the entries in our Library Shelfie Instagram competition and displayed them in the gallery at the top of this page. We have to say, you lot are a creative bunch. We’ve loved seeing your awesome shelfies come rolling in.

So, how do you vote for your fave?

  1. 1. Scroll through the gallery above.
  2. 2. Choose your favourite.
  3. 3. Vote using the online poll at the bottom of this post.

We’ve re-grammed all Shelfie entries on our Instagram, @GriffithLibrary, too. So, in true Instagram style, you can also vote by liking your favourite Shelfie on our Instagram. We’ll collate these likes with the votes on our poll here to determine the winner!

Voting opens today, like right now, and closes on Friday 10 August at 5 pm. That means there’s only five days of voting, so get your skates on and vote now.

We’ll announce the winner of the 2018 Library Shelfie here on the blog and on our Griffith Library Instagram and Facebook in late August.