Center of Mexican American Studies
Center of Mexican American Studies
Sam Z. Coronado Student Poster Scholarship

Sam Z. Coronado Student Poster Art Scholarship Contest 2021

The Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) at The University of Texas at Austin, is proud to announce that the annual Sam Z. Coronado Student Poster Art Scholarship Contest is accepting submissions



In celebration of our 50th anniversary conference, this years theme is: MOVIDAS. Our theme, Movidas, pays homage to a history of diverse activism and possibilities. We draw inspiration from the writings of Gloria Anzaldúa (“We have not one movement but many”), Chela Sandoval, Maria Cotera, Maylei Blackwell, and Dionne Espinoza. Their words not only emphasize looking at those less often seen in social movements, but also encourage examining the hidden labor and obscured objectives that shape social movements. In looking back, we must ask how we will forge change that recognizes the vastness of human experiences and the intersectional divisions, exclusions, and inequities that shape our solidarities.

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:

  • Maximum image size 16 X 22 inches vertical or horizontal.
  • Maximum three (3) colors on white paper/background/support (black counts as a color.)
  • 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) .jpeg 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).


The deadline for submissions was on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 5:00pm.

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. The first prize entry will also receive 10 additional prints for their own distribution. 

For further information, please contact Luis Guevara, (512) 475-6769 or

2020 Results

First Prize

First Prize: Diane Campos

Second Prize: Maricella Yolanda Kaples

Third Prize: Anna Sing

Honorable Mention: Aracely Lara