Center of Mexican American Studies
Center of Mexican American Studies
Poster Art Scholarship Image

Sam Z. Coronado Student Poster Art Scholarship Contest 2018


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 now accepting submissions.

This year’s theme is “Tierra.” We especially encourage entries that depict any aspect or dimension of the Latinx educational experience, including, but not limited to: land, gentrification, borders, la patria, urban spaces, turf, property, public spaces, ollin (movement of the earth), and the environment.

We invite all full-time enrolled UT Austin undergraduate and graduate students to submit an original poster design. The winning entries will be determined by a blind jury process.

Scholarship awards will be granted—regardless of citizenship or documented status—in the amounts of $1000 for First Prize, $750 for Second Prize and $500 for Third Prize. The winning entry will have a limited edition of 20 prints produced and framed for permanent display at CMAS. The First Prize winner will receive 10 prints.

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.)
  • Must include “The Center for Mexican American Studies” or “CMAS” in the design.
  • 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 to our Submit Artwork tab. If you are also submitting a hard copy, please deliver original artwork to the Department of Mexican American Studies (MALS) office on the second floor of the Gordon-White Building (GWB 2.102).


The deadline for submissions is 5:00 pm, Monday, December 4, 2017.

Please note that the winning entry becomes the sole property of CMAS and that students may submit multiple entries but only place once. 

For further information, please contact Natasha Saldaña (, MALS Senior Academic Coordinator, at (512) 471-2134.

  •   Map
  • Center for Mexican American Studies

    The University of Texas at Austin
    210 W. 24th Street | Mailcode F9200
    GWB 1.102
    Austin, TX 78712