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HBLL Photo Competition 2023: Overview


The Harold B. Lee Library invites you to participate in our third annual photo competition!  Take a photo of anything related to this year's theme and post it to our site.  The best three photos will win COUGAR CASH PRIZES!!  The winners and several others will be displayed in one of our library galleries. 

Submission Requirements 

Even if you do not wish to submit a photo, come and have fun with us!  Visit our site and enjoy the creativity of fellow students.  And, while you're at it, come visit the second floor of the library and check out our collection of books and other science resources! 

2023 Theme

Everyday Innovators:  See a problem, create a solution 

As children of the Master Creator, we all have been given the capacity and desire to create, to make things better, to solve problems that face us or our fellow beings.   

“No matter our talents, education, backgrounds, or abilities, we each have an inherent wish to create something that did not exist before.” (President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, October, 2008) 

It is not hard to find students that are creating solutions to various problems, some as part of a formal learning experience such as a capstone project, and others on their own initiative. Some solutions may become patented commercial products; others will simply make life a little easier. We would like to see examples of these different types of “everyday innovators.” 

Share your photos of:

  • BYU student innovators in action or
  • The results of BYU innovators' work (nothing proprietary please).

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Important Information

Dates to remember

  • 10 October 2023, 1-1:50 pm: Photo Editing software training classes (Lightroom)
  • 1 November 2023, 1-1:50 pm: Photo Editing software training classes (Lightroom)

                          REGISTER HERE for FREE training classes

  • 15 November 2023, 11:59:59 pm: Deadline for submission of photos
  • 1 December 2023: Awards announced

Cougar cash awards

  • 1st place: $100
  • 2nd place: $75
  • 3rd place: $50

Location of Gallery


If you would like some help creating fantastic photos, the library has many resources to assist you.  Check out the "Available Resources" tab on this page for links to software training, equipment loans, etc.

Physiological Sciences Librarian

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Megan Frost
Room 2323
(Behind the big globe)
(801) 422 5466
Subjects: Life Sciences

Geospatial Services Specialist

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Teresa Gomez
2421 HBLL ยท Provo UT 84602

Engineering & Technology Librarian

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David Pixton
2314 HBLL
(801) 422-6011