Black History Month Art, Poetry & Spoken Word Contest

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Monday, February 1, 2021 (All day) to Sunday, February 28, 2021 (All day)

campus wide

The College of Arts & Sciences is hosting an art, poetry and spoken-word contest to celebrate Black History Month!  From February 1 – 28, students are encouraged to submit art, poetry, or spoken word that demonstrates and/or celebrates the history, legacy, or achievements of American Black History.

To enter the contest, please submit your art, poetry, or spoken word to Kris Braxton at ( All participating students will be entered to win a book scholarship! Rules and guidelines to participate in the contest are as follows:

  • You must be an Arts & Sciences undergraduate or graduate student.
  • Submitted work must be university appropriate – entries that includes or depict obscene profanity, inappropriate gestures/signs, disrespectful behavior/thoughts, alcohol use, or illegal substances will be automatically disqualified.
  • All submitted work must be your own – any plagiarized work will not be accepted.
  • Winners will be  judged and chosen based on the quality of the work. 1st place wins a $250 book scholarship and 2nd place wins a $100 book scholarship.
  • Submissions can be entered between Monday, February 1 at 8:00 am until Sunday, February 28 at 11:59 pm.
  • By entering in the contest, you grant Kent State the right to the submitted work to use for future marketing purposes.

All questions and/or concerns regarding contest entries can be directed to Kris Braxton at (