Women’s History Month Poster Contest

2024 Winner and Memorable Mentions

Eva Reilly


Biochemistry, 2027

Gail Crapsi

Memorable Mention

Illustration, 2027

Gaby Licona

Memorable Mention

Communications & WGSS, 2024

Other 2024 Submissions

“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.”

Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider

Contest Details


February 1, 2024



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.


  • 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.

2023 Winner and Memorable Mentions

Aisha Khalid


Computing Information Technologies, 2024

Jordan Klipp

Honorable Mention

Animation, 2024

Skyler Pitts

Honorable Mention

Graphic Design, 2023

Other 2023 Submissions

2022 Winner and Memorable Mentions

Neha Joshi


Metals and Jewelry Design MFA, 2023

Alexandra Cervantes

Honorable Mention

Graphic Design, 2023

Carina Johnson

Honorable Mention

Graphic Design, 2025