In order to highlight scholarship and research through the arts, NCUR invites undergraduate students to submit a work of art for the 2019 NCUR Art Competition.

Competition Focus: Journeys Through the Civil Rights Movement: Then and Now

Atlanta, home to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King, Ralph Abernathy, Gay McDougall, and other notable civil rights icons and leaders, is recognized for its avid civil rights history and as one of the fastest growing and most diverse cities in the United States.

The 2019 NCUR Art Competition, Journeys Through the Civil Rights Movement: Then and Now, invites students to express the civil rights movement through art. Namely, we are focused on what the civil rights movement means to you, whether it is through an interpretation of past events, or how you conceive of civil rights today. 

Guidelines: Paintings, drawings, photography, etchings, graphics, and/or other multimedia artwork will be accepted. Size dimensions are at the discretion of the artist.  Submissions must be able to be moved or transported in a reasonable manner, in order to be considered.

Submission: By March 21st, 2019, send a photo of the artwork and a link to a short video (no longer than two minutes) where you describe the work to; please indicate NCUR Art Competition in the email subject heading.

Review: All photos will be reviewed by a panel of jurors. Videos may be used to assist in the selection process. The top five submissions will be moved to the finalist stage; artists whose work is selected for this stage will be asked to send the original artwork to KSU.

NCUR student participants will be invited to judge the top 5 artworks through the mobile NCUR app. The award recipients will be announced at the closing plenary.

Award: Finalists will receive an official letter acknowledging their participation in the competition. First, second, and third place winners will receive a cash award.

            First place:       $500

            Second place:  $300

            Third place:      $200

Please note: Awarded artwork becomes the property of KSU’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Artists shall retain, however, the right to use images of the artwork for self-promotion and secondary digital usage rights.

Deadline: Photo and video submissions must be received by 5pm, Friday, March 21, 2019 EST. Please use the following portal for submissions:

If you have any questions, email