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2022 MLK Celebration

OSU Advocacy through Artivism Contest


Reigning Black Women Farmers art by Shyanne Dickey

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 17th, 2022, the Division of Student Affairs Diversity Programming Committee is hosting the 2022 OSU Advocacy through Artivism Contest.


Throughout history, art has been used as an accessible tool for communication, raising awareness about social issues and affecting positive change.Therefore, this year’s competition aims to promote advocacy and activism for social justice by highlighting the stories, experiences, and histories of diverse and historically marginalized peoples through visual art (painting, photography, graphic design, etc.).


After the submission window closes, the committee will pick a group of winning submissions to be displayed publicly in the Orange Art Gallery Exhibit in the basement of the Student Union from January 17th to January 31st.

Contest Rules and Information

  • Eligibility

    The contest will be open to any currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student at Oklahoma State University.

  • Submission of Entries

    All entries must be submitted to by Jan. 6, 2022 by 5 p.m.


    Only one submission is allowed per person, and each submission must include the following information:


    • Entrant’s Name and Campus Wide ID (A12345678)

    • Email address

    • Telephone number

    • Title of the piece

    • Dimensions of the original piece

    • Attached image file of the piece being submitted

  • Duration of the Contest

    The submission period will begin on Nov. 8, 2022 and will close on Jan. 6, 2022 at 5 PM. All winners will be notified by Jan. 10 2022 and will need to have their pieces turned in to 250 Student Union by Jan. 12th, 2022 to be displayed publicly.


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