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Hutton Honors College

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Women's Education, Women's Empowerment

Women's History Month Creative Works Contest


Office for Women's Affairs (OWA) 40th Anniversary Celebration
Essay & Art Contest
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: March 23, 2012, 5:00 p.m.


From access to education to the empowerment found in education, women's history is inextricably linked to the education of women. In collaboration with the National Women's History Project and in an effort to facilitate understanding and appreciation of the contributions women of all racial, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds have made to history, the Office for Women's Affairs encourages reflection on the theme: "Women's Education, Women's Empowerment" and invites IU students and staff, men and women, to address, through essays or other arts, topics pertaining to the education movements in the world and to the way access to education as well as trends in education have shaped women's history. For the essay and art competition flier, please click here.

The deadline for entry is March 23, 2012, at 5:00 p.m.

Eligible submissions include essays of no more than 1000 words; artwork not to exceed 11" by 17" using any of a wide range of media (photographs must be at least 8" by 10"); sculpture and other 3D representations; and video entries not to exceed three minutes in length. First and second place winners in each category will receive monetary awards (the first-place prize is $125, $75 for second place). In addition, winners will have their names displayed on a public plaque.

For official rules on eligibility, the submission process, and the evaluation criteria, please click here.

This contest is co-sponsored by the Asian Culture Center; First Nations Educational and Cultural Center; Helene G. Simon Hillel Center; Hutton Honors College; IU Working Moms (IUWM); La Casa; Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center; the Office of the Dean of Students; the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs (DEMA); and the Wells Scholars Program.

Congratulations to the following winners of the Women's Education, Women's Empowerment Competition:
1st Place Graduate: Eddie Cole Jr.
1st Place Staff: Nitocris Perez
1st Place Undergraduate: Ariel Youghbor
2nd Place Undergraduate: Hena Ahmed


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