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Student

Contest Overview*

In 1920, the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, granting women the right to vote.

Pasco-Hernando State College and The Greater Hernando Chamber Education and Training Association (CETA) are holding a contest to celebrate 100 years of women’s right to vote. This is an opportunity for PHSC students to show off creativity and skill, as well as celebrate this important event in American history. Students can submit the following: an essay, a photograph, a drawing/painting, and/or digital media. There will be one winner per each of the four categories. Each winner will receive recognition from community leaders during a luncheon at the PHSC Spring Hill campus on March 26, 2020, at noon, and they will have their work showcased in a variety of formats.

Topic

Submissions in each of the four categories should pertain to one of the following:

  1. one aspect of the importance of this amendment, OR
  2. one aspect of the challenges women faced in the past 100 years related to voting and/or engagement in the American political system

Essay Category

Guidelines

Essay of 750 to 1,500 words discussing the topic above.

Word document or PDF file.

Judged on Grammar and syntax, accuracy of information and evidence of appropriate research, clear and coherent presentation format, critical thinking, demonstrated understanding of the complexity of issues related to women's suffrage, and unique presentation of perspective.
Submission Process

Complete the following steps by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 1, 2020

1. Complete and submit entry form below 

2. Submit release. (Print and sign the Contest Release/Waiver of Liability.) Students must either scan and email signed document to contest@phsc.edu, or deliver to any campus Student Affairs office.

3. Email contest entry to contest@phsc.edu.

Photograph • Drawing/Painting • Digital Media Categories

Guidelines

Photo, drawing/painting or digital media (video, animation):

All submissions must be no larger than 10 MB. Submissions must be in .pdf, .png, or .jpeg file. Additional guidelines listed below.
Judged on Creativity, technical quality, composition, storytelling/expression of theme, and overall emotional appeal/impact.
Submission Process

Complete the following steps by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 1, 2020 

1. Complete and submit entry form below 

2. Submit release. (Print and sign the Contest Release/Waiver of Liability.) Students must either scan and email signed document to contest@phsc.edu, or deliver to any campus Student Affairs office.

3. Email contest entry to contest@phsc.edu.

Rules and Eligibility
  • This contest is open to all PHSC students registered for the spring 2020 semester.
  • Entries, including form, submission and release waiver must be received by 11:59 p.m., March 1, 2020
  • Each design must be 100% original, entirely owned by the student, and have no copyright restrictions.
  • Students may not submit as a team (one person per entry).
  • Persons under 18 may participate with parent or guardian permission.
  • Submissions may not include any sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent, or illegal content.
  • Submissions may not be watermarked and must not have been previously published.
  • One entry per person permitted for each 100th Anniversary category (Essay, Digital Media, Drawing/painting, and Photography).
  • There will be one winner per category.
  • Submissions will be judged by panels of faculty, staff, students, and a community member.
  • All judging decisions are final.
  • By entering the category, participants agree to the official guidelines for the category.
  • Winners will be notified by March 16, 2020 via contact information provided.
  • You retain your rights to your entry; however, if your submission is selected as a winner, you (or Guardian in the case of a minor), grant PHSC a royalty-free right to:
  1. ​​Display the submission on phsc.edu and/or social media
  2. Allow third-parties to share the submission on social media. Use the submission on PHSC’s external and internal communications
  3. Provide your submission to other individuals and organizations for use in news stories.
Additional Rules for Photography, Drawing/Painting and Digital Media Categories
  • Photo and drawing/painting submission must be no larger than 10 MB. Photographs must be submitted in .pdf, .png, or .jpeg format.
  • Photographs may be taken with either a digital camera or phone.
  • Each design must be 100% original, entirely owned by the artist, and have no copyright restrictions.
  • Submissions should not be watermarked.
  • Photographs must have limited editing (reasonable adjustments to color, contrast, exposure, white balance, removal of dust, cropping, HDR, and converting to black and white, or sepia are all allowed). Added text over the image is not permitted. Each entry must be a single photograph. Detailed caption and/or title is encouraged.
  • If the photo includes a person who is not photographed in a public space, student must obtain a release from the person(s) depicted and provide a copy to PHSC along with entry. Judges reserve the right to see the original (unaltered) photograph upon request.
  • Photos taken without permission from an online source, all or in part, may constitute a criminal offence. When photographing artwork of others, it must be as part of the environment and not as a close up of another person’s art. Previously published material may not be entered. 
Additional Rules for Digital Media Category

Digital media submissions must be submitted in .pdf, .png, .jpeg, .mp4, or .gif format. Videos may be no longer than 60 seconds. Entries can be emailed if no larger than 10 MB; larger file sizes can be submitted via an iCloud or GoogleDrive link sharing; links submitted must be made public so all judges can access them.

*Contest Overview, Rules and Eligibility subject to change prior to January 20, 2020. 

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