Last fall, Bilkent Library held a song lyrics competition, with entries accepted from October 20 to November 16. On December 22, the writers of the top three entries received awards at a ceremony taking place in the library.
The competitors had been asked to rewrite the lyrics of a famous Turkish- or English-language popular song of their choice, with reference to libraries in general or the Bilkent Library in particular.
Süleyman Bölükbaş (AMER) took first place with his version of Fairground Attraction’s “Perfect.” Second place was awarded to Efe Akçasayar (CS) for a rewrite of Ajda Pekkan’s “O Benim Dünyam”; third place went to Ahmet Emre Sehim (IR), who provided brand-new lyrics for the Beatles’ “Let It Be.”
Submissions were judged by Ufuk Önen of the Department of Communication and Design, Tolga Yayalar of the Department of Music and Ebru Kaya, associate director of the Library.