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Art Contest

2014 Summer Reading Program

This I Believe II

The Summer Reading Program encourages all fall 2014 incoming students to utilize their creative talents by making a small scale artwork inspired by their own personal theme of This I Believe, or choose to visually illustrate one of the essays selected from the book.

 Submissions will be displayed in a fall semester exhibition at Drake Memorial Library. One artwork will be selected as “The Best of Show.” The winner will be invited to attend a dinner with book editor Jay Allison on September 9th, and he/she will receive a $100 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble Bookstore.

 All forms of visual expression are welcome!

Consider the following means of expressing your ideas:

  • Two-dimensional techniques--drawing, painting, collage, digital art, doodling, etc.
  • Three-dimensional techniques--clay, sculpture, mixed media, etc.



  • Create a small artwork--approximately 10”-12” in size.
  • Use materials and techniques of your choice.
  • The inspiration for your idea must be based on the concept “THIS I BELIEVE.”
  • Attach or include with your entry a title for your artwork, “This I Believe..........” Give a page number and author for works inspired by an essay in the book.
  • There is a limit of two entries per student.
  • Make sure your name, Banner ID number, and email address are clearly written on or attached to your work.


Completed artwork is due on or before Sept. 5, 2014 at 4 pm.

Entries completed over the summer may be mailed to:

Associate Professor Lori Mills
c/o Art Dept.
The College at Brockport
350 New Campus Dr.,Brockport, NY 14420

or entries may be hand delivered to her office, #208 Tower Fine Art. Contact Lori Mills with any questions. Email: l

Last Updated 7/22/14