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UNR Libraries Historic Photo Meme Contest: Home

Contest for UNR students.

Some sample Library memes

meme of a cat with an accordian 

Picture of women in, around, and on top of a car.

picture of a bull dog caption: Finals week? Bring it on!

parking meme

How do I Enter?

1.    Choose one of the historic photos from the UNR Libraries collection.

2.     Create your meme. 

3.    Send to with your full name and Facebook or Instagram name (so we can tag you).

4.     Share with your Facebook and Instagram friends to get more votes!


The deadline for entries is April 30, 2016 at midnight. Voting tallies will close Friday, May 6th at 5:00 pm.

Winning the Contest

How do I win?

What do I win?

The meme with most

  • likes (1 point per like) and
  • shares (10 points per share) wins!
  • Voting ends Friday, May 6th at 5:00 pm
  • Poster-sized version of your meme (or other photo)
  • Your meme prominently displayed on the Knowledge Center site
  • The admiration of all!
  • If the meme is good enough, there will also be a batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies
  • But, isn't the fame and glory reward enough?

Contest rules & Legal Stuff

Terms and Conditions:

1.     There is no fee to participate.

2.     This contest is open to current UNR students.

3.     University of Nevada, Reno Libraries does not endorse the content of any memes created for this contest other than finalists’ entries.

4.     We have the right to reject submissions for violations of, but not limited to, inappropriate content, defamation or copyright issues.

5.     University of Nevada, Reno Libraries reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant or Entry at its sole discretion. No correspondence shall be entered into.

6.     University of Nevada, Reno Libraries reserves the right not to select finalists if, at its sole discretion, no suitable entries are received.

7.     Entering the contest grants the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries permission to make public and otherwise use an entrant’s name and meme for publicity purposes.

8.     Participation constitutes the entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules. By participating in the Contest, the entrant is representing and warranting that he/she has read and understood, and agrees to be bound by, these rules. Including the guides and rules referred to herein, these Official Rules constitute the entire agreement between the entrant and the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries in relation to the Contest. They govern the entrant’s participation and supersede any prior or other agreements between the entrant and the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries and relating to the Contest.

Check out all the memes on Facebook and Instagram

Look for images in our database to meme!

Use simple keywords to find photos by topic.

Use and to search multiple keywords. Example: horse and wagon

To search by phrase, use quotes. Example: “Lake Tahoe”

Right click on image to download and save.

Meme generators

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