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Nightmare on Research Street Story Contest Deadline

Tell us your scariest story about losing your work. Two social media crowd favorites from our Nightmare on Research Street competition will win a rugged, high-quality 2 TB external hard drive! And there will be another winner chosen from a drawing at a pizza party at The Bizz on Halloween!

Did you overwrite your final paper the day before it was due? Film your video project on a corrupted memory card? Or worse? We can't wait to hear, and also--we've got suggestions for how to avoid this in the future!

You can submit your Nightmare on Research Street entry in whatever media works for you: write a few sentences, create a meme, or send us a video telling us your story. It can be as simple or elaborate as you want!

Submit entries by Oct. 29 (Sunday) at 11:59pm. We’ll post top entries on our social media channels for a final vote on Oct. 30!  You can submit entries by:
  • DM'ng or commenting with your data loss nightmare story on OU Libraries' Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram
  • Writing it out on a notecard and putting it in dropboxes located around The Bizz on Main, LL1, and LL2.
  • Posting your entry on your own social media and using the hashtag #NightmareResearch on Twitter or Instagram
  • Or emailing your entry to 

All levels are welcome: undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs, staff, and faculty from all disciplines. We’ll announce the winners at the pizza party on Halloween!

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Sunday, October 29, 2023
11:50pm - 11:55pm
Bizzell Memorial Library
Research Workshops—OU Libraries