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"I Found It In The Archives" Contest
Have you discovered something special in the archives at UNC's Wilson Special Collections Library that has made a difference in your personal or professional life? Share your story with us during our "I Found It In The Archives" contest, and you could win a prize. First prize will receive a $100 Bull's Head gift certificate, while honorable mention (up to 2 recipients) will receive a $25 Daily Grind gift card.
You might have unearthed a clue in an unsolved mystery…discovered a long-lost relative…found the missing element in a critical paper trail…or simply had an outstanding experience working with archives staff while learning more about something important to you. Whatever your "I Found It In The Archives" story may be, we want to hear it!
To enter, simply describe your experience in an essay (500 words or fewer) or in a video (no longer than 3 minutes) It's as easy as that! Your entry will be judged by our panel, and our winner will then be entered in the Society of American Archivists' national contest. Don't delay—the contest entry deadline is right around the corner!
Entries can be a 1-3 minute video or a 500 word essay.
Use the Southern Historical Collection, University Archives, North Carolina Photographic Archive or archival materials in the Southern Folklife Collection, North Carolina Collection, and the Rare Books Collection.
Download the entry form, application and waiver (sign and return or sign, scan, and email). See bottom of page for form (pdf or doc).
Submit your entry by 5pm February 10th. Upload video entries to YouTube and be sure to email us a link to the video along with your entry forms at firstname.lastname@example.org. For essays, submit as an email attachment and send it to email@example.com with your entry forms, or print out your submission and entry forms and deliver to the 2nd or 4th floor Reference Desk or mail to the address below.
Found It In The Archives
c/o: The Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library
Campus Box #3948
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27514–8890
Visit our Facebook page at I Found It In The Archives! At UNC for updates and to see other's entries!
Feel free to email us with questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org.