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December 3, 2010

Creative Works Competition

5:30 pm | EIZ Gallery

Each year new students are invited to participate in the BYU First-Year Reading program as part of their orientation to BYU.  The text for 2010, Learning in the Light of Faith, edited by President Henry B. Eyring, encouraged students to consider how scholarship, spiritual development, and discipleship are interconnected.  Additionally, students toured the Education in Zion Gallery in the Joseph F. Smith Building as part of their New Student Orientation activities.

To supplement these experiences and help students continue to reflect on themes introduced by Learning in the Light of Faith, the Education in Zion Gallery and the Office of First-Year Experience invite new students to submit creative works exploring the theme “An Education of the Whole Soul.”

This competition is designed to promote a variety of forms of creative expression as well as to encourage deep personal reflection about how learning and education bless our lives both individually and collectively.  Quality submissions will reflect themes from Learning in the Light of Faith as well as incorporate messages from the Education in Zion Gallery.

“The uniqueness of Brigham Young University lies in its special role – education for eternity. This means concern – curricular and behavioral – not only for the ‘whole man,’ but also for the ‘eternal man.’

Only an education which educates for eternity has the wholeness which humans need.” – President Spencer W. Kimball

Submission Guidelines – We welcome submissions in any of the following areas:

Creative Writing (e.g. essay, poetry, short-story fiction, etc.)

  • The submission should not exceed 3,000 words in length (poetry and most essay submissions are likely to be shorter – clear and concise writing strongly encouraged).
  • Submit one copy of your writing, including an entry form.

Visual Arts (e.g. photography, painting, sculpture, etc.)

  • Submissions should be no larger than 3’ x 3‘ and weigh no more than 45 pounds.
  • Include the original work with an entry form.
  • Artist name should be signed on the back of the submission.
  • Entries should include a brief (approximately 300 words) artist’s statement connecting the piece to the competition theme.

Performing Arts (e.g. musical composition, dance, theater, film, etc.)

  • Provide one high quality recording of your work (CD or DVD) with an entry form.
  • Entries should include a brief (approximately 300 words) artist’s statement connecting the piece to the competition theme.

Prizes

First Place: $500 (one first place prize will be awarded in each classification)

  • Recognition at competition awards evening (January 2011), including the opportunity to share your submission publicly
  • Recognition on the First-Year Experience and Education in Zion websites

Honorable Mention: $50

  • Recognition at competition awards evening (January 2011)
  • Recognition on the First-Year Experience and Education in Zion websites.

Rules

  • The contest is open to all new BYU students (new or transfer students entering BYU during Summer term or Fall semester 2010).
  • Turn in all materials to the Office of First-Year Experience (2006 JKB) before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 3, 2010.

Criteria – High quality submissions will:

  • Represent meaningful reflection and personal application of the theme (”An education of the whole soul”)
  • Illustrate familiarity and engagement with the 2010 First-Year Reading text (Learning in the Light of Faith) as well as the Education in Zion Gallery in the Joseph F. Smith Building
  • Display strong creative ability
  • Demonstrate an understanding of what it means to be a disciple-scholar
  • Make connections to the heritage of learning at BYU and in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Winners will be announced Friday, December 17, 2010.
Awards recognition evening is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, January 18, 2011.
Visual art submissions should be claimed by February 1, 2011.

Click HERE to download Creative Works Competition Entry Form.

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