Collegewide Student Services

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is new about the 2015 Art Competition?

In 2015, the art work selected as the winning piece will not automatically be chosen as the art work displayed on the poster that’s distributed collegewide. Instead the top three pieces and several honorable mentions will be digitally displayed and at that point the college community will vote on the piece they would like to see as the poster.

When are submissions due?

All submissions must be submitted by 5 p.m. on June 22, 2015.

What digital format does the image have to be?

All images must be no more than 10MB and they must be in JPEG format.

Are students limited to one submission or can they submit more than one entry?

Each student may submit three entries.

Will the work, if selected, be seen as an electronic image only or will the original be displayed?

While it is not a requirement, we hope to display the original art work at the Student Academic Conference in October. We hope to be able to offer free travel to students who receive the top three prizes.

When will you announce the winners?

The winners will be announced in late July. The winner of theposter prize will be announced at the Student Academic Conference in October.

Do I have to sign over my rights to the art?

No, the artist owns the art. However, we do ask that the award winners sign a release so we can use the image in college publications.

Do the winning artists get to display their work?

Yes, during the Student Academic Conference being held on Oct. 23-24 in Albany, N.Y. If your work is selected, more detailed information will follow.

We anticipate travel funding for award winners to attend the conference.

Where can I submit my work?

Student Art Competition submission page

What happens if I receive an award?

If you win one of the awards, it is our hope that you will attend the Student Academic Conference and participate in the Art Show. During the Art Show we present the winners with a certificate of achievement along with their monetary prize.

This year the top six will receive a monetary award. The winner of the Poster Competition will receive an additional award.