Competitions & Exhibitions


Student competitions and exhibitions are your opportunity to share your artistic voice and creativity, exhibit your work for the University community and sometimes even win prizes! Arts competitions and exhibitions are held periodically throughout the year, with calls for art using different themes and mediums.

Current Arts Competition and Exhibition Opportunities

Submit to the Drawing Competition!

The Arts Initiative is seeking student drawings for a Drawing Competition! Students can submit up to two drawings. All drawing media are accepted - pencil, charcoal, comic, digital, collage, watercolor, acrylic, oil, etc. Finalists' work will be displayed at Pierpont Commons as well as online and the whole U-M community will be encouraged to vote for their favorites!

Deadline to submit is Thursday, January 18 at 11pm.

Submit now!

Congratulations to Macie Richardson, winner of the Poetry Competition!

For the Poetry Competition students submitted original poems inspired by the theme "Resistance." The votes have been tabulated and "my hands and my body and other forms of love" by Macie Richardson came in first place! Thank you to everyone who voted in-person and online!

First Place: "my hands and my body and other forms of love" by Macie Richardson. Macie wins $200!

Second Place: "Max Occupancy" by Bethany Carter. Bethany wins $100!

Third Place: "rome women" by Katherine Saunders. Katherine wins $50!

View all the finalists here