Women’s History Month Poster Contest

“The possibilities are numerous, once we decide to act and not react.”

Gloria Anzaldúa, Borderlands/La Frontera

Create a poster design that captures the sense of Women’s History Month and/or themes suggested by Gloria Anzaldúa’s quotation above.

Contest Details

Deadline:

February 20, 2023

Prize:

$300 and a free annual membership to the Women’s Council of RIT

Who can submit?

All current RIT students either individually or working in teams of maximum 2 students. One submission only is allowed per person or team.

How to submit?

Send your submission to silvia.benso@rit.edu. Include your name, academic program, anticipated graduation year, hometown, and local mailing address and phone number with your submission.

Poster selection:

The winning poster will be selected by members and affiliates of the WGSS Program. The winning poster will be announced, printed, and distributed at an upcoming WGSS Program event.

Poster use:

Possible uses of the poster design include events advertisement, free distribution of the design on postcards, magnets, bookmarks at upcoming WGSS events, possible on-campus display (in print and/or digital), and to increase general interest in the various initiatives carried out by the WGSS Program.

Requirements

  • Design must accommodate a 13" width x 18" height vertical portrait format.
  • All designs should be produced at a high resolution of 300dpi in CMYK at actual size (suitable for print).
  • Acceptable file formats for online submission are PDF, JPG, and PNG.
  • Design should not incorporate the official RIT or WGSS Program logo. Design may include the initiative name and/or quotation as a whole or in part.
  • Work must be original.
  • Participants are responsible for ensuring that there are no copyright issues or other legal issues attached to images used or the subjects of their commission.
  • Participants may include quotations as long as the author is cited.
  • By participating in this contest, participants represent and warrant that:
    • the work is original, clear and legible;
    • the material does not violate the rights of any third parties;
    • the material is being submitted in good faith and in furtherance of the contest; and
    • the content does not contain offensive material (as determined by RIT in its sole and absolute discretion in accordance with applicable RIT policies).
  • Notwithstanding these representations and warranties, RIT reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify any entry with or without cause.

For questions, contact silvia.benso@rit.edu.

Congratulations to the 2022 Winner!

Memorable Mentions

Alexandra Cervantes

Graphic Design, 2023

Carina Johnson

Graphic Design, 2025