Contest Guidelines

To be eligible for the Students Making a Difference through Artistic Expression contest, students must currently be enrolled as an undergraduate, graduate, or graduate professional student at Michigan State University. Online students who are currently enrolled are eligible to participate in the contest with the understanding that they will be expected to attend the program ceremony if selected as a cash award winner. Students who enter the contest may not participate in any aspect of the Excellence in Diversity Awards program development or selection process.

Applications and artwork must be submitted online. Use a separate form for each category you enter.

Artwork can be submitted in high-resolution digital formats, with original pieces made available upon request by the selection team.

The deadline for entering the contest is November 18, 2016, by 5pm.

Entries must include the following:

  1. Your full name, current local address, local telephone number, and e-mail address.
  2. Selected category:
    • Visual
    • Written (original work)
    • Performance
    • Electronic medium (original work)
  3. A typed, double-spaced narrative that describes your artwork and why you think it expresses human rights, equity, cultural diversity, or social justice. This statement should not exceed three (3) pages in length. Submissions without a statement will not be judged.
  4. A typed, single-spaced biographical sketch that includes where you are from (hometown city, state, and country), your class level, major, major college, career aspirations after graduation, and a brief explanation of your reasons for entering this contest. This typed narrative should not exceed one (1) page in length.
  5. Artwork attached in a digitized format. Make sure original photographs, sculptures, paintings, etc., are available in the event the selection team chooses to view them. If you submit a website, please be sure to provide an accurate web address and accessible website.

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