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 @i.live.with.lockie, 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.


Have you entered our Library Shelfie competition yet?

Griffith University Library Shelfie Competition

What are you waiting for? All you need to do is snap a selfie in one of our campus libraries for your chance to win a sweet $300.

We’ve received some amazing entries since the comp opened earlier this month, so if you want to take out the $300 prize, you need to bring your game face.

Need some inspo before you get snapping? Search in Instagram on #libraryshelfie or check out the top entries from last year’s competition.

Here’s how to enter:

  1. 1. Follow @griffithlibrary on Instagram.
  2. 2. Take a selfie in any Griffith University Library.
  3. 3. Post it on Instagram and tag @griffithlibrary and #libraryshelfie #griffithlibrary.

Read the full terms and conditions and get snapping!


The winner of our Find the Millennium Falcon in your Library competition is…

Library Week (21 – 27 May) has just passed. To celebrate, we did the obvious thing: we held a Star Wars competition.

No, really, there was a link between the two! Solo: A Star Wars Story was released in cinemas during library week. With the 2018 Library Week theme being ‘find yourself in a library’, we thought, why not challenge our students to find the Millennium Falcon in our library!

And you guys certainly did!

Thank you to all our brave and daring students who solved the clues and located the Millennium Falcon on our shelves at location GA97.I22.

We transmitted the location coordinates to Han, and he’s retrieved his freighter and returned to the Rebel Alliance. You’ll probably catch him next on the screen in your local cinema!

But you want to know who won the competition, don’t you?

The winner of our ‘find the Millennium Falcon in our library’ competition and the $50 Event Cinemas voucher is… drumroll… Ryan Toukatly from South Bank campus!

Ryan—we hope you use your voucher to grab some popcorn, a frozen drink (in a limited edition Han Solo cup?) and see the movie in style!


Bring your idea to life at the Hackathon

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It’s free and everyone can participate!

Do you get a thrill out of creating something innovative with a great bunch of people in a fast-paced environment? Do you enjoy delicious free food and want to have a chance at winning big prize money–$2,000 anyone? Then our upcoming Hackathon event with 30 hours of hacking fun, exciting guest speakers, delicious food and great prize money is just what you have been looking for!

What the hack is a Hackathon?

A Hackathon is a social coding event that brings together a group of people with various skills (techy and non-techy) to collaboratively create a new computer program (aka software or online application).

And guess what? We are hosting one of these cool events on the weekend 4 – 5 August 2018 at the Gold Coast Campus Library where we want you– brilliant masterminds– to design, develop and showcase a mobile application that would greatly improve your and your fellow peers’ student lives.

Who can participate?

Everyone who is passionate to work together with a bunch of cool people to create something new and amazing! You don’t need to be a coder or tech savvy to take part in the Hackathon. Although we are definitely looking for techy students to write the code, teams will also require students with marketing, graphic design, project management or any other genius skill that can contribute to creating an awesome app.

How do I register?

Simply head over to our Hackathon website to register as an individual or team. Join us for an awesome weekend full of fun, with the opportunity to meet new people, enhance your skill sets and the chance to win big! It is going to be awesome!

Registrations will be open until 5pm Friday 20 July 2018.

Prizes up for grabs

$2,000 – Winning Team

$1,000 – Runner-Up Team

$500 – Best User Interface Design

REGISTER NOW


Are you the winner of our awesome App Ideas Challenge?

Congratulations to Bachelor of Creative Interactive Media student Ruzena Spacek, who won a sweet $1,500 for her entry into our Hackathon App Ideas Challenge.

Ruzena won the judges over with her Study Planner app idea aimed at helping students better plan their study and assessment to reduce anxiety and improve grades. If you’re one of those people who freak out because you’ve left your assignment to the last minute, this app would be perfect for you!

Second and third prize

Bachelor of Business student Jamie Henke walked away with an impressive $750 for her Griffith OpportUNIty app idea. Her interactive swipe app would provide students with a one-stop-shop for all opportunities they are presented with – think uni events, market days, internships and work experience.

Bachelor of Counselling student Harley Best went home with $500 thanks to his Uni Saver app idea. Uni Saver will not only save key assignment-related information for you, it will also save your butt with assessment notifications to keep you on track.

Thank you to all who entered our Hackathon App Ideas Challenge. The calibre of entries was beyond impressive.

Disappointed you missed out on the money? Don’t be! Enter our Hackathon event to win your share in a massive $3,500 prize pool.

Win big at Hackathon weekend!

Get ready to transform your awesome ideas into something real at our 30-hour Hackathon event from 4-5 August 2018.

You don’t need to be tech-savvy to take part in the Hackathon. All you need to bring to the table is your creativity, skills and passion to design, develop and showcase a mobile application that would greatly improve your student life.

Register now as an individual or team for 30-hours of fun and your chance to win big!