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 now to be featured in the Student Comic Anthology!

The Arts Initiative is seeking submissions for our first ever Student Comic Anthology. Send us your comics - they can be single frame or multi-frame, as long as they’re four pages or fewer. Hand-drawn and digital are both accepted, and they can be of any theme/story/style that interests you! We will be assembling selected comics into a zine and distributing it to students in the fall!

Submit now!

Vote for your favorite ACTIVE-themed photo!

We've selected 18 finalists for the Photo Competition and it's time to vote for your favorite! You can vote online now using your UMID or in-person outside of Sweetwaters in the Union, in the hallway at the League, in the Palmer Commons Window Lounge, or outside of the Pierpont Fireside Cafe at Pierpont Commons. Voting runs until noon on Friday, April 12, and the top three winners will receive cash prizes! Vote now and help the best photo win!

Vote now in our Photo Competition!