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Montana Historical Meme Contest Winners Announced

Tuesday, June 9, 2020/Categories: Montana State Library/Tags: Montana State Library , libraries , Montana Memory Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                                              Contact: Jennifer Birnel, Director: Montana Memory Project

June 9, 2020                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 jbirnel@mt.gov

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Montana Historical Meme Contest Winners Announced

(Helena) – The Montana Memory Project, an online source for digital collections from the Montana State Library relating to Montana’s cultural heritage, recently selected winners in their Spring 2020 Montana Meme-ory Contest.  Two winners from over 50 total submissions were selected in three age groups:

Aged 10-18: Karizma Carrell of Victor and Harper Downing of Billings

Aged 19-40: Charlotte Powell of Butte and Sam French of Chinook

Aged 41 and older: Jennie Pak of Missoula and Kirby Lambert of Helena

A list of images from the Montana Memory Project that are free of copyright restrictions was provided for this event along with suggestions on finding a meme generator online. The submitted memes were reviewed by members of the staff at the Montana State Library and selected finalists were published in an album on the Montana Memory Project’s Facebook page. The public was invited to vote for their favorites. The memes with the most likes were declared the winners in each age group. Winners receive recognition and a prize from the Montana Historical Society gift store and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. See the finalists albums here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/MontanaStateLibrary.MMP/photos/?tab=albums&ref=page_internal

Jennifer Birnel, Director for the Montana Memory Project said, “We were delighted to offer this first ever event to encourage and recognize the creativity and humor of Montanans. Many of the submissions reflected the shelter-in-place experiences that occurred during the contest, so they are a record of our own history-in-the-making.”

The Montana Memory Project (MMP) is an online source for digital collections relating to Montana’s cultural heritage. In part, these collections document the Montana experience. Access is free and open through the Internet. Many of these items are digitized copies of historic material, some items are contemporary. All serve as a resource for education, business, pleasure, and lifelong learning. Many Montana libraries, museums, archives, and cultural institutions add materials to this collection. Contents include maps, photographs, rare books, historic documents, diaries, oral histories, audio and video clips, paintings, illustrations and art. For more information about the Montana Memory Project, contact Jennifer Birnel, Director, at (855) 259-0894 or via e-mail at jbirnel@mt.gov

The Montana State Library helps all organizations, communities, and Montanans thrive through excellent library resources and services.  For more information about the Montana State Library, visit http://msl.mt.gov.  

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