mydmpl contest poster

And the winners are....

Eli Schulenburg @NeedMoreShelves onTwitter
Johanna Determann @HelloWellnessIA on Twitter
Razfabulous on Instagram



The Where in the World is DMPL contest will be held from September 2, 2014 to September 30, 2014.

To enter,

  • Take a picture showing HOW and WHERE you use the library (for example: attending a library program, checking out a DVD, reading a book on vacation, listening to an audiobook during a car trip, using online resources for a homework assignment)
  • Share the photo on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter using the hashtag #mydmpl

Entries must be received by 11:59 PM on September 30, 2014.

Submission of entry constitutes permission to use entrant’s name and entry or photo, if chosen as a winner, for purposes of marketing and promotion on behalf of the Des Moines Public Library, without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. Entries will be shared on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Participants may submit multiple photographs, but will be eligible for only one prize. Entries become property of Library and will not be returned.

Des Moines Public Library employees and officers are not eligible to participate.

On or about October 1, 2014 a random drawing of eligible entries received from among all will be conducted under the supervision of the Des Moines Public Library to award three travel books or journals with an approximate retail value of $15.00 each. Contestants do not need to be present to win. Winners will be notified by the library’s social media outlets. Prizes can be picked up by winners after October 1, 2014 and before October 15, 2014 at the Des Moines Public Library branch of the recipient’s choice.

Only one prize per person.

Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution or exchange for cash in lieu of prize, except Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a similar prize of equal or greater value. Odds of winning depend upon number of eligible entries received. By participating and winning a prize, winners release Sponsor and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability with respect to the prize.

Subject to all U.S. federal, Iowa state and local laws and regulations. Taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of winners.

Des Moines Public Library, 1000 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA, is the Sponsor and promoter of this contest.

For a list of prize winners, available after October 1, 2014, send an email to the Sponsor at