Call for entries: Charter Day art contest

William & Mary students, both undergraduate and graduate, are invited to compete to have their artwork featured on the cover of this year's Charter Day program and possibly acquired for the President's Art Collection for a modest purchase award.

Submissions for the cover must be two-dimensional works of art depicting the theme "There is Only One William & Mary"-with preference for drawings, paintings, illustrations or photographs that illustrate the theme from an unusual or unexpected perspective. Images should be no bigger than 8.5x11 vertical or 8.5x11 horizontal. If the entry is a photograph, it must be shot in camera raw or at the minimum of 300 dpi. (Some cameras call the setting very large or very fine.) Along with campus scenes, art can focus on the faces of William & Mary. All entries will be judged by a jury composed of members of the Department of Art & Art History, the Muscarelle Museum of Art, the Office of Publications, and the Office of the President.

This year we are also encouraging 3-D entries, video entries and music. A winner will be judged in each of these categories as well.

All entries will be displayed at an art show to be held the days before Charter Day and Charter Day weekend.

Please submit entries at the Department of Art and Art History Office (Andrews 208) by October 23, 2009. Entries will be judged the following week and the winner will be announced before Thanksgiving. If you have any questions, please contact Professor Nicole McCormick Santiago (221.2529; njmcco@wm.edu) or Cindy Baker, director of publications (221.2632; lhbake@wm.edu).