Art Contest

Design Rules:

Students can enter any original work that falls into the following classifications:

  • Drawing
  • Painting (oil, acrylic, opaque watercolor)
  • Photography
  • Graphic design

The acceptable dimensions of the art work are 1x2 feet minimum and 3x4 feet maximum.

Submission Rules:

All entries must be submitted via email to Each student can submit up to 3 pieces of artwork but they must be submitted individually along with the following information:

  • Student name
  • MSU email address
  • Phone Number
  • Title of the piece
  • Attached image file of the artwork being submitted (JPEG or TIFF format)

The deadline to submit the entries is by 11:59 p.m. January 20.

Grand Prize $500

Second Prize $300

Third Prize $200

Competition Details:

The winning artworks will be selected by a committee of faculty, staff, and students in February and they will be displayed in Eustace-Cole Hall for two years beginning at the Art Contest Reception on March 13, 2019. Winning works will also be considered for the cover of the Red Cedar Undergraduate Research Journal (ReCUR).

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In honor of our 60th Anniversary, the Honors College began a tradition of celebrating the visual artistic talents of Honors College students. Below are the winners of the 2019 competition.
Hattie Pimentel
First Prize:
Hattie Pimentel
Computer Science
"Words of Mahatma Gandhi"
Hailee Perrett
Second Prize:
Hailee Perrett
Chemical Engineering
"Milky Way Multicanvas"
Anusha Mamidipaka
Third Prize:
Anusha Mamidipaka
"The Butterfly Painting"
Allison Steffen
Honorable Mention:
Allison Steffen
Apparel and Textile Design
"Melting Glaciers"
Lauren Crymes
Honorable Mention:
Lauren Crymes
"Synthetic Confidence"
View previous Art Contest winners