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WGSS Art and Essay Contest

"Gender and Politics: The Legacy of the Suffrage Movements"

The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program @BGSU is hosting an Undergraduate and Graduate Research and Art Symposium March 6, 2020 in honor of Women’s History Month with the theme, "Gender and Politics: The Legacy of the Suffrage Movements." Help us celebrate Women’s History Month by submitting a personal or scholarly essay or art project that speaks to the theme of gender and politics. Your entry will be entered into our contest for cash prizes. All entries will be considered for presentation at the symposium.

Submissions in any literary and artistic form are welcome; personal essays, photo essays, collage, and/or academic work is encouraged. We invite you to think broadly about gender, politics, and political systems. Topics include but are not limited to how feminism and feminist ideas have shaped your understandings of politics and political systems at the intersections of equity, equality, sexualities, ability, age, race, class, religion, education, and citizenship. 

Guidelines for Undergraduate Paper Submissions:  The essay must:

·      be composed by a BGSU undergraduate student and be solely their work

·      be between 8-10 pages long for an essay and conform to MLA, Chicago or APA research documentation guidelines.

·      be submitted no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, February 7, 2020, to Tracy Sims at tesims@bgsu.edu with “WGSS Essay Contest” in the subject line.

Guidelines for ART Submissions:  The submission must:

·      be composed by a BGSU undergraduate or graduate student (please indicate)

·      be solely the work of the author(s)

·      Include an exegesis of the work that discusses how the work fits the theme

·      conform to MLA, Chicago or APA research documentation guidelines.

·      be submitted no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, February 7, 2020, to Tracy Sims at tesims@bgsu.edu with “WGSS Art Contest” in the subject line

Guidelines for Graduate Paper Submissions:  The essay must:

·      be composed by a BGSU graduate student and be solely their work

·      be between 15-20 pages long for an essay and conform to MLA, Chicago or APA research documentation guidelines.

·      be submitted no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, February 7, 2020, to Tracy Sims at tesims@bgsu.edu with “WGSS Graduate Essay Contest” in the subject line.

Judging Process:

A subcommittee of WGSS faculty will select the three undergraduate and three graduate   prizewinners in each category (art and essay).  Winners will be notified after the selection process is complete.  First prize is $150, Second prize is $75, Third Prize is $50 Honorable Mention is $25.  Essay and Art Winners will be honored and present their winning pieces at the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Research Symposium on March 6, 2020. Art pieces will be displayed during the Symposium.  Questions about the contest should be directed to Dr. Sandra Faulkner, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, sandraf@bgsu.edu

oct-zine

Check out this Zine made by the students of WS2000H here.