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Student Poster Art Scholarship
Luz/Light: Community Ingenuity and Creative leadership
This year’s theme is dedicated to our community’s tenacious sense of advocacy, creativity, and defiant inventiveness. Drawing on the metaphor of Light/Luz we want contributing artists to imagine how leadership and knowledge is refracted through contemporary and historical experiences of Latinx/e communities. This theme emerges from the cultural concept and artistic moment of rasquachismo, or “doing the most with the least” popularized by Tomás Ibarra-Frausto in 1989. As a philosophy, a rasquache aesthetic centralizes giving a new function to something that would conventionally be considered broken or otherwise 'useless’. Formerly a classist slur, it has since been re-envisioned by artists, advocates, abuelas, as well as invested others whose tenacity to lead with characteristic style and unwavering integrity formed our foundations, and our futures.
Our Latino community has encountered challenges since our earliest times. And we have overcome them. This year’s theme for the Sam Z. Coronado Student Poster Art Contest is: Aqui Estamos y No Nos Vamos. We invite all full-time enrolled UT Austin students to interpret the theme, using their own creativity as a guide.
Eligibility & Guidelines
We invite all full-time enrolled UT Austin undergraduate and graduate students, regardless of major or college, to submit an original poster design. The winning entries will be determined by a blind jury process.
Artists must adhere to the following specifications in submission design:
- Image size must be 18 X 24 inches vertical or horizontal.
- Digital images must be at least 300 dpi.
- Text must be bold and no smaller than 12 point.
- For original paintings: Must be accompanied by high-resolution (300 dpi or greater) .tiff, .jpeg, .png or .pdf image of the work.
Artists should submit entries in electronic form here. If you are also submitting a hard copy, please deliver original artwork to the Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies (MALS) office on the second floor of the Gordon-White Building (GWB 2.102).
Friday, December 1, 2023 at 5:00 pm.
Please note that the winning entry becomes the sole property of Latino Studies and that students may submit multiple entries but only place once.
Scholarship awards will be granted—regardless of citizenship or documented status—in the amounts of:
$1000 for First Prize
$750 for Second Prize
$500 for Third Prize
In addition, all three winners will receive print reproductions of their work.
For further information, please contact Luis Guevara firstname.lastname@example.org.
First PlaceLearn More
Selie de la Luz
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