MLK Day VPA Awards

Enter: MLK Day Visual and Performing Arts Awards

Perform, compose, write, or create a piece of work with a social justice theme and you could be awarded a $250 stipend and have your artistic piece premiered at the campus-wide Nazareth College Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.

Who's eligible: Undergraduate and graduate students

Awards: $250 stipend in each category — music, theatre/dance, and visual arts

Deadline: Submit your work to the appropriate faculty member (listed in each category below) no later than Monday, December 2, 2019. 

Judging: Each category will have an adjudicating committee formed by 2-3 members of each respective visual or performing arts department and 1 outside guest. Adjudicating committee members should be available for advising. No faculty supervision is permitted.

Results: Award recipients will be announced on Friday, December 6, 2019.

Requirements:​ The student(s) with the winning submission in each category will be responsible to put together/organize the performance, presentation, or display of their new artistic creations during the MLK Day Celebration on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. Departments may be able to assist in providing limited resources (i.e. faculty advising, rehearsal space, materials etc.).

Sponsored by: Nazareth's Division of Community and Belonging, the MLK Celebration Planning Committee, and the visual and performing arts departments.

Categories & Entry Details

Visual Arts

Samples of previous winning pieces

Visual Arts

    Rachel Rochelle Wyche, "Ballad of Birmingham" illustrated poem, 2017


      Jazzmyn M. Ivery-Robinson, "Product of My Ancestors," multimedia, 2017


        Allison Yanoff, "We're All One" piece for voice and piano, 2017