Enter the Library Photo Mash-up Competition

UQ students, enter the Library's "Past and Present" Photo Mash-up Competition for your chance to win one of three Coles Myer gift cards! Mashup selected photos from the Fryer Library to make the past come alive in the present.

The competition opens at 9am on Friday 20 September. Entries close 11.55pm Friday 18 October (AEST). Terms and conditions apply. 

A mash-up is “a creative combination or mixing of content from different sources: movie mash-ups; a web mash-up that overlays digital maps with crime statistics.” Dictionary.com

How to enter

Create an image by mashing up some of the heritage images provided by Fryer Library with other images to represent the theme "past and present". Other images can include:

  • images you have taken or created
  • copyright-free images (e.g. in the public domain)
  • Creative Commons images in line with the license.

See our guide on finding Open Educational Resources if you need help locating public domain or copyright-free images.

Post the photo on your social media, using the correct tags and hashtags before the competition closes. See the terms and conditions for full entry criteria, copyright requirements and other details.

Heritage images from Fryer Library

  1. Select images you like below. They will open in new tabs in UQ eSpace.
  2. Click the Open original file in new window button to download images.
Handmade aeroplane made for UQ Commem activities, c1920s on UQ eSpace (opens in new tab).
Handmade aeroplane made for UQ Commem activities, c1920s.
Women's hockey game, UQ versus Adelaide, 1932, on UQ eSpace (opens in new tab).
Women's hockey game, UQ versus Adelaide, 1932.
WC Hume photographing sandhills, c1890, on UQ eSpace (opens in new tab).
WC Hume photographing sandhills, c1890.

 

Daphne Mayo in her studio, 1938, on UQ eSpace (opens in new tab).
Daphne Mayo in her studio, 1938.
People in a motorboat, Heron Island, c1935, on UQ eSpace (opens in new tab).
People in a motorboat, Heron Island, c1935.
Queen St, Brisbane, 1893, on UQ eSpace (opens in new tab).
Queen St, Brisbane, 1893.

 

Girls at the swimming pool, Rockhampton Girls' Grammar School, 1948, on UQ eSpace (opens in new tab).
Girls at the swimming pool, Rockhampton Girls' Grammar School, 1948.
Toowong tram, Brisbane, on UQ eSpace (opens in new tab).
Toowong tram, Brisbane.
 

 

Brisbane City Hall, c1930, on UQ eSpace (opens in new tab).
Brisbane City Hall, c1930.
Woman in a fishing boat holding her catch, Great Barrier Reef, c1935, on UQ eSpace (opens in new tab).
Woman in a fishing boat holding her catch, Great Barrier Reef, c1935.
 

Post them on your Social Media to enter

Post your mash-up to your FaceBook, Twitter or Instagram account. Tag us on the platform:

Be sure to caption your image and use the hashtag #uqlibrarymashup 

Your photo must be publicly available.

Mash-up examples

This example adds a modern twist to one of the heritage images. The woman's fish has been replaced by a drink from a popular coffee chain. The image is further enhanced through the addition of colour.

A hockey game that has lasted from 1932 to the present day. The background has been removed and replaced with a modern stadium, and the players have been colourised.

A very unlikely tattoo.

 

Prizes

  • First place winner will be awarded a $50 gift card.
  • Second place winner will be awarded a $30 gift card.
  • Third place winner will be awarded a $20 gift card.

How we'll select a winner

The winning entry will be selected by Library management.

The winners will be notified by 25 October 2019. If the winner cannot be contacted within seven days (from the date of our first contact attempt), the prize will be awarded to another entry.

We'll publish the results on the Library website, Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts.


    Terms and conditions

    The University of Queensland Library (‘the Library’) is running a photo mash-up competition for UQ students.

    We are looking for the best photo mashups that demonstrate the theme of “past and present” drawing upon a selection of photographs from the Fryer Library. The photographs offer a glimpse of the past through captured moments of people and places as they once were. This competition is an invitation to make these images come alive in the present.

    The list of copyright-expired images to work with from the Fryer Library are linked in this post.

    There are three Coles Myer gift cards on offer as prizes:

    • First place winner will be awarded a $50 gift card
    • Second place winner will be awarded a $30 gift card
    • Third place winner will be awarded a $20 gift card

    1. Entry criteria

    1. Entry is open to current students of The University of Queensland only
    2. Entries must be a photo, with a caption, posted and publicly visible on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram
    3. Entries must tag the Library and include the hashtag #uqlibrarymashup
    4. The Library may exclude entries that do not meet the entry criteria
    5. The competition opens at 9am AEST on Friday 20 September 2019
    6. Entries must be received by 11.55pm AEST on Friday 18 October 2019

    2. Copyright

    1. Entrants grant the Library a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive licence to use (and reproduce) their entry, including any captions, for any promotional purposes of The University of Queensland.
    2. Where applicable, entrants warrant that any photos uploaded are their own, or that they have permission to make them publicly available.

    3. Consent

    1. Entrants consent to their name being published in conjunction with their entry on the Library webpage, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts.
    2. Any individuals identifiable within the entry must have given written consent for its use in this competition.
    3. The winning entry will be excluded if written consent, per 3.2, is not produced within 7 days of notice. In this event, the prize will be awarded to the ‘runner-up’ entry.

    4. Winner selection

    1. The winning entry will be selected by Library Management and the entrant will be notified by 25 October 2019. All decisions of the judging panel are final.
    2. The prize for the competition is a $50 Coles Myer gift card (first prize), $30 Coles Myer gift card (second prize), and $20 Coles Myer gift card (third prize).
    3. Competition results will be published on the Library website, Facebook page, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.

    5. Prize administration

    1. The prize will be administered by the Library.
    2. The winner must show their UQ ID card to the Library to collect their prize.
    3. If the winner cannot be contacted within 7 days from the date of the first attempt to contact the person, the prize will be awarded to another entry.

    6. Privacy

    Any personal information provided by an entrant in submitting an entry to the competition will be used for the purpose of administering the competition and for any other purposes referred to in these terms and conditions. For further information, please consult UQ’s Privacy Management Policy.

    Last updated:
    20 September 2019