The annual OSU Libraries Visualize Your Bibliography Competition returns! All OSU graduate students are welcome to compete in the Visualize Your Bibliography Competition. Display the sources you’ve been finding for your thesis, articles, or other scholarly work in a creative way and win fantastic prizes! Ever wonder what your bibliography would look like as a mobile? Book dominos? Video? Fabric art? Erasure poem? Cake? Us too!

The deadline for submissions is April 16, 2023. Digital entries may be submitted via this Google Form.

Submissions can include images, videos, or physical objects. We’re flexible and want to encourage your creativity wherever it may lead you. 

Past participants have appreciated the way this competition pushes them to consider other audiences for their work. Take this opportunity to think about your research from another vantage point. Be inspired by examples from past competitions and then create your own unique visualization!

Participants must be currently enrolled as graduate students at Oregon State University. 

Submissions must include at least 20 sources used in a bibliography that contributes in a substantial way to a thesis, dissertation, or other scholarly work. Sources may alternatively come from bibliographies for coursework (e.g., annotated bibliographies or literature reviews), early drafts of literature reviews (not written as part of a class), or from students' published articles (as applicable). There is no upper limit for the number of sources that may be used.

Participants must also submit a brief description of the rationale behind the arrangement and display of their sources, as well as a short description of their overall research project to help provide context for the sources used. This description should be no more than 1 page, single-spaced. Participants should also submit the original bibliography from which the sources are drawn. 

For more information about this competition, review the competition and submission guidelines or ask Hannah Rempel at

Last but not least - many thanks to the donors who have made this competition possible.

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Posted - February 09, 2023