Student contest: Iowa City Then & Now

Get to Know Iowa City, Flex Your Creative Muscles, Win Fame and Prizes!

As you’re getting to know Iowa City, you’re finding new places and people. What did those places look like in the past? Who were the people? Now it’s your turn to make your mark on the Iowa City landscape.

  1. Choose a historical image of Iowa City or the University from the Iowa Digital Library (
  2. Re-create that image. You can either do a straight re-creation or a mashup of the two images. Check this Flickr site for several examples (

  3. Submit your information and upload your photo.
    Deadline is October 1, 2010 at 5 p.m. Winners will be announced on October 8.

Our criteria for judging the winners: accuracy to the original photo and creativity in interpreting the original photo.

Contest Rules and Eligibility Requirements

Iowa City Then & Now photo contest is open to all undergraduate and graduate University of Iowa students. University of Iowa staff may also participate, but are not eligible for any prizes. Participants must complete all of the required tasks and answer the related questions on the entry form. Each student can enter only once, duplicates will be discarded. No entries will be accepted after 5 p.m. on Friday, October 1, 2010. The decision of the judges is final.

For questions about the contest, please contact Kristi Bontrager, Coordinator, Public Relations, University of Iowa Libraries.