And the winners are…


Knowledge Unlatched & Open Access Week 

KU ran an Open Access meme competition from 7th - 26th October to celebrate Open Access Week 2014. Entrants were asked to write a caption about Open Access for one of five pictures which KU had pre-selected. KU received a total of 17 entries from Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA.

Three winners have been picked for the funniest meme, judged by the KU team.

First prize: Megan Wacha, Research and Instruction Librarian for the Performing Arts, Barnard College, New York, USA.


Second prize: Tama Leaver, Lecturer in the Department of Internet Studies, Curtin University, Australia.


Third prize: Eric Hellman, Founder of, New York, USA


Donations will be made to Book Aid International, an NGO that exists to encourage literacy and access to books particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East by distributing books to libraries and other locations that increase community access.

You can view all competition entries at our Facebook page here.

Thanks to everyone who participated and to those who shared their entries and Tweeted about the competition, including the Guardian Higher Education Network. We hope that you enjoyed the competition and Open Access Week 2014!


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