Library Photo & Film Contest Winners

young woman looking through diamond shaped gap in library books
April 20, 2017

Winners of the 2017 My Beautiful Library Photo & Film Contest survived a photo battle to claim their prizes.

UMD student photographers and filmmakers had their work showcased in a competitive and fun photo battle event on Thursday, April 20. Winners were chosen by popular vote.


  • Coolest Interior Library Photo: Keegan Burckhard
  • Best Exterior Curb Appeal Shot: Maxwell Meyers
  • Get Collaborative in a Group Study Room: Joseph Halverson
  • Technological Wonders in the Library: Maxwell Meyers
  • Film Short: Keegan Burckhard
  • Film Short Runner-up: David Murphya collage of four winning photos in the library's photo contest: snowy exterior of building, female student looking through gap in library book stacks, cracked lens over microfilm, students using a study room

The Best in Show entry pictured at the top of this page, by Keegan Burckhard, was selected by the Library Communication & Events team and announced at the event. 

You can view this year's photography contest entries on Instagram at #kamlphotos17.

Film shorts can be viewed on the umdmartinlibrary YouTube channel.

For more information, contact Charlene Brown at 218-726-8539.