Holiday Card Design Contest

What do justice and peace mean to you?

In a time when the world is facing instances of conflict and injustice, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at UNC Charlotte is seeking student artwork that reflects students’ perspectives on justice and peace.

“Each year, we send an original holiday card to friends of our college,” said Dean Nancy A. Gutierrez. “For the past two years, we have showcased student art. This year, as we think about the growing diversity of the students, faculty and staff in our college and consider the challenges our world faces, we wanted to do more.”

The holiday card provides an opportunity for students to express what peace and justice mean to them, Gutierrez said. The contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students whose academic majors or minors are in the College. The winner’s artwork will be published online, as well as on the physical card. The chosen student also will receive a monetary prize.

The College seeks original photographs, paintings, drawings or other visual artwork that reflects concepts or scenes relevant to justice and/or peace.

Last year, Jillian Glassey, a Communication Studies major, created a drawing that showcased the sculpture “Aperture” near Heckenbleikner Lake. The previous year, the College featured a photograph of a snow scene on campus, taken by meteorology student Ricky Matthews. The holiday card is an annual tradition that brings greetings to friends of the College.

The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. The rules, entry form and other information can be found on the College’s webpage about the contest.

The art shown is by the College's graphic artist Angette Williams.