Project Guidelines and Submissions

Creative Arts Submission Guidelines

Creative Arts Submission Guidelines
(examples might include audio and/or visual art pieces, performing art, creative writing, poetry, visual media projects, etc.)

CREATIVE WRITING 

Required material for evaluation

  • (Optional) A video link to a URL (e.g., YouTube) containing the vocal/creative reading—no more than 5 minutes of written material
  • Creative writing title and description (500 words maximum)

Description should include the focus of your work or theme, your motivation (i.e., influences or source of inspiration), and your creative process. Describe the creative writing style you chose and why you chose it.

  • Creative writing piece

Creative writing types include, but are not limited poetry, memoirs, literary journalism, factual stories and short stories. Piece can be submitted in any common document format.

 

Submit your final MURALS project

 

Material for the exhibit the day of the symposium

A poster (11”x17”) that includes the following elements:

  • Creative writing title and description (500 words maximum)
  • Creative writing piece

Visual Arts Submission Guidelines

VISUAL ARTS

Required material for evaluation

  • (optional) A video link to a URL (e.g., YouTube) containing the description of your visual art piece—no more than 5 minutes
  • Visual art piece title and description (500 words maximum)

Description should include the focus of your work or theme, your motivation (i.e., influences or source of inspiration), and your creative process. Describe the medium you chose for your visual art expression and why you chose it.

  • Photo of the visual art piece (.jpg, .gif, .tif, .png)  

 

Submit your final MURALS project

 

Material for the exhibit the day of the symposium

A poster (no larger than 11”x17”) that includes the following elements:

  • Visual art title and description (500 words maximum)
  • Visual art piece

 

2-D works (non-digital) must be framed and mounted on a tripod (provided by the symposium organizers). 2-D work must not weigh more than 25 lbs. unless special arrangements are made.

Digital images should be printed, framed and ready to mount on a tripod.

3-D works must be ready to display either on a table or on the floor unless special arrangements are made.

Videos must be ready to display on an electronic device (e.g., tablet, laptop).

 

Performing Arts Submission Guidelines

PERFORMING ARTS

Required material for evaluation

  • Performing arts title and description. Description should include the focus of your work or theme, your motivation (i.e., influences or source of inspiration), and your creative process. Describe the performing arts form you chose and why you chose it.
  • A video link to a URL (e.g., YouTube) containing no more than 5 minutes of your performance. Performing arts forms includes, but are not limited to dance, music, opera, theatre, musical theatre, magic/illusion, and spoken word.

 

Submit your final MURALS project

 

Material for the exhibit the day of the symposium

A poster (no larger than 11”x17”) that includes the following elements:

  • Performing arts title and description (500 words maximum)
  • A video of your performance submitted via YouTube and ready to display on an electronic device (e.g., tablet, laptop).

Science Technology Engineering Mathematics Submission Guidelines

Science Technology Engineering Mathematics Submission Guidelines
 

(examples might include science, statistical projects, information systems, research, accounting and finance projects, engineering projects, etc.)

Required material for evaluation

  • Research Title and Abstract (500 words maximum)

 

Abstract should cover the following:

  • Introduction/purpose of the project
    • Indicate the significance of the research and the need for the idea/innovation in the area of study to which it belongs.
  • Objective(s)/the research problem that motivates the project
    • Indicate the purpose of the study or the hypothesis that was tested.
  • Methods used to address the research problem
    • Include the subjects and diagnosis/intervention.
  • Results
    • State the outcome of the study and statistical significance, if appropriate.
  • Conclusion/Discussion
    • Discuss the data and importance of findings relative to your overall objective (this discussion can be definitive or anticipated).
  • Reference list demonstrating evidence that a literature review was conducted.

 

Submit your final MURALS project

 

Material for the exhibit the day of the symposium

A poster (no larger than 4’x4’) that includes the following elements:

  • Introduction, objective(s), methods, results, conclusion, and reference list

Social Science/Humanities Research Submission Guidelines

Social Science/Humanities Research Submission Guidelines
(examples might include historic research, economic projects, language and cultural research, pedagogical studies, etc.)  

Required material for evaluation

  • Research Title and Abstract (500 words maximum)

Abstract should cover the following:

  • Introduction/purpose of the project
    • Indicate the significance of the research and the need for the idea/innovation in the area of study to which it belongs.
  • Objective(s)/the research problem that motivates the project
    • Indicate the purpose of the study or the hypothesis that was tested.
  • Methods used to address the research problem
    • Include the subjects and diagnosis/intervention.
  • Results
    • State the outcome of the study and statistical significance, if appropriate.
  • Conclusion/Discussion
    • Discuss the data and importance of findings relative to your overall objective (this discussion can be definitive or anticipated).
  • Reference list demonstrating evidence that a literature review was conducted.

 

Submit your final MURALS project

 

Material for the exhibit the day of the symposium

A poster (no larger than 4’x4’) that includes the following elements:

  • Introduction, objective(s), methods, results, conclusion, and reference list

 Required Material for Evaluation

Title of Project and Abstract (500 words maximum)

Abstract should cover the following:

  • Introduction & Purpose of the Project
  • Brief overview of the literature that supports your project’s purpose
  • Description of the structure of your project
    • What did you do?
    • Who did you work with?
  • Results
    • State the outcome of your project
  • Conclusion/Discussion
    • What now?
    • What would you like to see happen with your project in the future?
    • Where do we go from here?
    • What were your major learnings through the process?
  • Reference list demonstrating evidence that a literature review was conducted.

 

Social Justice in Leadership Submission Guidelines

Social Justice in Leadership Submission Guidelines

Submission will examine inequitable conditions and structures that marginalize people 

Required Material for Evaluation

  • Title of Project and Abstract (500 words maximum)
    • Abstract should cover the following
      • Introduction and Purpose of the project
      • Brief Overview of the literature that supports your project’s purpose
      • Description of the structure of your project
        • What did you do?
        • Who did you work with?
      • Results
        • State the outcome of your project
      • Conclusion/Discussion
        • What now?
        • What would you like to see happen with your project in the future?
        • Where do we go from here?
        • What were your major learnings through the process?
      • Reference list demonstrating evidence that a literature review was conducted

 

Required Material for the Exhibit the Day of the Symposium

  • A poster (no larger than 4x4) that includes the following elements:
  • Introduction, objective(s), description, results, conclusion, and reference list

General Information

Evaluators will rate your abstract based on the quality of your written work, such as style, clarity, and how well you describe your work which will be due on March 3rd (DEADLINE EXTENDED til March 7th). The day of (March 31, 2017) evaluators will rate your presentation and poster boards. A complete submission includes:

  • Abstract (due March 1st, 2017 - DEADLINE EXTENDED til March 7th).
    • Must be NO more than 500 words)
  • Presentation (presented on March 31st, 2017)
    • Must be NO more than 10 minutes including Q&A)
  • Poster Board (presented March 31st, 2017)
    • All posters for MURALS can be printed at the library for NO charge

 

Category Descriptions

GENERAL

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (examples might include science, statistical projects, information systems research, accounting and finance projects, engineering projects, etc.)

Social Science/Humanities (examples might include historic research, economic projects, language and cultural research, pedagogical studies)

Creative Arts (examples might include audio and/or visual art pieces, performing art, creative writing, poetry, visual media projects, etc.)

Service Learning Leadership Projects (examples might include study abroad and alternative summer break projects, student organization projects

ENHANCER

Social Justice and Inclusion – submission will examine inequitable conditions and structures that marginalize people, and/or the impact of oppression and marginalization in our lived experience, and/or social identity in a participatory manner.

Rising Star – individuals with great promise, someone who outshines their peers in many ways.  Rising Stars are that great talent that help surpasses the competition

Awards

  • Overall
  • 1st & 2nd place
  • Social Justice and Inclusion
  • Rising Star

General requirements material for evaluation

  • First name, middle name and last name
  • The academic department name where the creative writing was conducted
  • Course title and number, program, student club or project initiative title
  • Name of faculty/staff member mentor