KCC invites artists to enter annual Diversity Art Contest

Student Justin Latimer’s painting “Interconnectivity” won the student award in a previous contest.

Kellogg Community College┬áinvites students and community members to enter the college’s third annual Diversity Art Contest, a thought-provoking collection showcasing diversity in all of its forms.

The contest, with separately judged categories for students and community members, will accept entries until 4 p.m. Jan. 25. Entries will be displayed on campus in the Davidson Gallery and winners will be announced during an awards ceremony Feb. 4. Each category will have a $400 grand prize and three $100 honorable mention awards; one of the winning images also will adorn next year’s contest T-shirt.

“The contest gives participants the opportunity to examine their beliefs and, through art, share those beliefs with others,” said Professor Elizabeth Kerlikowske, one of the contest organizers.

Past winning entries include a photograph, a book of poems and prints, a video production and a painting.

To enter, complete the Diversity Art Contest entry form at kellogg.edu/pdf/ArtContestEntryForm.pdf. Each piece, whether visual art, music, dance or written word, must be accompanied by a short statement explaining how it reflects or presents diversity.

Submission guidelines:

  • Physical art pieces smaller than 2 feet by 2 feet may be dropped off in the Academic Advising Office inside the Ohm Information Technology Center, Room 109, between Jan. 14 and Jan. 25.
  • Larger physical work, such as posters and sculptures, can be entered by email (diversity@kellogg.edu) if accompanied by a high-resolution photo of the work.
  • Written work and other submissions may be emailed to diversity@kellogg.edu.
  • Visual art, including multimedia and digital graphics, may be submitted by email or compact disc.

Questions about the contest and entry process can be directed to diversity@kellogg.edu.