1st: $1,000

2nd: $800

3rd: $400

Fan Favorite: $200

Submissions will be displayed in Psychology Building Atrium.



The Unifying Theme Art Competition is open to all current UCF undergraduate students. Participation is not limited to those enrolled in art courses or programs. The Unifying Theme, “The Environment and Global Climate Change: Our Planet. Our Education. Our Future.” asks entrants to consider the ways in which environmental issues intersect with education and the future of the planet.

Work will be judged on creative interpretation of the theme and for technical merit by a select 5-7 student & professor judges. The competition is open to traditional and non-traditional media including painting, drawing, prints, photography, digital art, ceramics, sculpture, and book arts. Work must be suitable for exhibition in a public space. Work using materials hazardous to the health and safety of the public will not be accepted.

Students may submit one work from one category only.

Size limit:

Two-dimensional (or on canvas): (H) 72″ x (W) 72″

Three-dimensional: (H) 14″ x (W) 14″ (D) 14″

The online registration form (Scholarship submission period is now closed)  must be submitted by Friday, March 6, 2015 at 5:00pm and the work must be delivered to the Office of Undergraduate Studies (Millican Hall Room 210) by Friday, March 6, 2015 at 5:00pmbetween the hours of 8:00am and 5:00 p.m. Work delivered after 5:00 p.m. on designated date will not be accepted.


Work must be “ready to hang” (if work is 2-D) and have artist’s name on the back of the artwork (on bottom if 3D) when it is delivered (if not ready to hang, work might not be placed in the exhibit). Works requiring any unusual installation must be accompanied with detailed directions and hardware. The installation of the exhibition arrangement will be left to the discretion of the exhibition staff. Artworks will not be insured while exhibited. Works must be picked up in person or by an authorized designee (see application) from the Office of Undergraduate Studies (Millican Hall 210) on Monday, March 30, 2015  from 8:00am-5:00 PMWorks may not be removed from the exhibition prior to the above date. The Office of Undergraduate Studies and Psychology Building are not responsible for work not picked up after designated pick up date.


Winners will be announced via Award Ceremony on April 9, 2015. In the event that more than one award is won by participants, only the highest of the award amounts will be awarded.

Questions or comments? Don’t hesitate to contact the Unifying ThemAssistant, Juan Lugo, via e-mail