Multimedia Research Contest

First Annual Multimedia Research Contest Logo

Congratulations to our winners of the 2015 Multimedia Research Contest!

Our grand prize winner this year was Mary-Katherine Hedrick, for her project "Philologists Who Chase", a non-linear web gamebook which explores digital media and offers an overview of linguistic subfields alongside biographical information on key philology practitioners in the 1700s.

Our honorary mention went to Cameron Vandenboom, Sasha Thomas, Jamie Clark, and Casey Reep for their project "Definitions of Personhood in the 18th and 19th Century Atlantic World: Race, slavery, and the Para-Human", a multimedia website which features slave narratives from the 18th century and interactive visualizations regarding the definition of personhood.

Both projects were shown on April 22nd at the D. H. Hill Visualization Studio.

While the 2015 contest has come to a close, the NCSU Libraries is proud to announce the theme for next year's contest: Food, Shelter, and Clothing!

With its focus on these basic human needs, this broad theme will provide opportunities for students in all colleges across campus.  Food, clothing, and shelter have been integral to the identity of people and societies across the globe and throughout human history. We are looking for projects that explore one or more of these themes within historical, social, or cultural context.

What is a multimedia project?

Projects can take the form of 3D visualizations, games, animations, or other creative formats that communicate research insights in a visual or interactive manner.  The contest will provide an opportunity for students to develop skills in presenting research visually, while taking advantage of a variety of technologies for communicating ideas.

Who is eligible?

Any NC state undergraduate or master’s student may enter.  Both individual and group projects will be eligible.


Through a generous grant from Gale Cengage Learning, the Libraries will offer prizes totaling $1500.

Select projects will be publicly showcased within the NCSU Libraries.

Entry Deadline:

Final projects must be submitted by February 1, 2016.

Need Help?

If you have any questions about the contest, available technology, or conducting research, contact us at