COAS Career Week Poster Contest

The UNA Career Center and College of Arts and Sciences are proud to sponsor a poster contest for the COAS (Arts and Sciences) Career Week activities. Career week is scheduled for April 7 & April 10-13 and will carry the theme "Moving Full STEAM Ahead." This poster competition is designed for UNA students to showcase their talent and begin a tradition of making this piece of art memorable and collectible to students, employees, alumni and friends.

The poster contest begins February 16, 2017 and runs through March 2, 2017. Winners will be selected from all submitted artwork that can meet the poster requirements found on this form.

UNA reserves the right to reproduce and distribute the winning poster as part of career week activities on such items as invitations, banners and t‐shirts.

All entries will be reviewed by a committee and the winner will be notified by March 3, 2017.

The winner will receive a $200 gift certificate to UNA Bookstore. In addition, the winning entry will be recognized and the original art will be unveiled to the UNA community. Other recognition will follow through a press release distributed by the UNA Office of Communications and Marketing. 

Art Guidelines

  1. Must be an original, vertical or horizontal design 18” wide by 24” tall.
  2. Must be hand drawn or painted in ink, watercolor, colored pencil, acrylic, oil or mixed media. No computer rendered posters will be considered.
  3. Must relate to “Moving Full STEAM Ahead,” the COAS Career Week theme.
  4. Previously published artwork, any that is pending publication or any that has won previous awards is ineligible.

Entry Guidelines

  1. Entry form must be filled out completely and hand delivered, along with the entry to the UNA Career Center, 202 GUC, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or sent via campus Mail Services to Mail Stop 5066
  2. All entries are due no later than 4:00 p.m. on March 2. 2017.
  3. Only one entry per artist.


  1. The winning artwork becomes the property of University of North Alabama and will be used as the official artwork for 2017 COAS Career Week events.
  2. The winner agrees to read the release statement on the bottom of the entry form and by signing the form forfeits all rights to the usage of the art.
  3. The winner agrees not to sign the original art piece for printing purposes, but does agree to sign and number a select number of prints.
  4. The winner also agrees to have his/her photo with the winning piece published through UNA Office of Communications and Marketing.


  1. Each piece will be judged on originality, artistic merit and expression on the theme.
  2. The decision by the judges on the winning entry is final.
  3. The winner will be announced March 3, 2017.

Please click HERE for application form.