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Graduate Students' Visualize Your Bibliography Competition

Competition Rules and Guidelines

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 should observe best practices in terms of requesting permissions for use of materials, images, or audiovisual components as applicable. 

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. 

See the sample submissions page for examples of possible submissions. 


Submissions will be evaluated based on the originality of the representations used for the sources, the unique surfacing of the relationships between sources, the connections participants are able to draw between their current work and past research, as well as on the visualization's ability to convey interesting insights about the research process or the specific field of research. 

1st prize: $750**

2nd prize: $500

3rd prize: $250


**Awards will be given as scholarships for the 2022 Spring or Summer Term. If you have an assistantship or some other form of funding, your OSU account will be credited, and you will receive a check for the prize amount.