AUAC Art Contest

The Arkansas Union Advisory Committee (AUAC) is hosting a digital art design contest with a goal of featuring student art on the windows of the International Connections Lounge, in a time when community is something we could all use a little bit more of. Inspired artists and graphic designers are welcome to submit entries to win monetary prizes, either for them personally or for their Registered Student Organization.

The International Connections Lounge, commonly referred to as “the flag room”, is a high-traffic space in the Union, featuring almost two dozen large horizontal windows. The space is open and bright, and its ceiling features the many flags of United Nations member states. The Arkansas Union is seeking artistic designs to cover this room’s windows for the remainder of the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters with student designs that represent the theme of “Community.” All entries must conform to required specifications.



  • Entries should be high-quality digital files, appropriately sized to cover a window 36 inches tall and 121 inches wide.
  • Entries should be formatted in AI, PDF, TIFF, or other high-quality vector image style.
  • Entries may feature photos, shapes, words, etc. – but no trademarked images should be used
  • Entries should reflect the theme of “Community: what does community mean to you in these times?”
  • Entries are subject to the final discretion of the Union Director for appropriateness, fitness with the theme, and other subjective elements
  • Entries must be submitted either on behalf of an individual, or a registered student organization, including Greek Life chapters. The nature of this submission will determine the format of any awarded prizes.
  • All submitted designs become property of the Arkansas Union to print or use as desired



  • All entries must be submitted via here by 8am on Monday, October 19th
  • All entries must be accompanied by a submission form providing details about the artist, the design, etc.
  • Entries will be screened for appropriateness & theme by AUAC, and selected entries will be printed and adhered to the International Connections Lounge windows as perforated vinyl clings (see example)
  • The community will be asked to vote on their favorite entries, after which time winners will be announced



  • The following list of prizes will be awarded based on voting. Please note that individual winners will receive a payment, whereas RSO winners will receive a credit to their account for use in the Arkansas Union (reservations, furniture, cleaning fees, audio-visual charges, etc.)
    • 1st Place: $250
    • 2nd Place: $150
    • 3rd Place: $50


Questions? Please contact AUAC President Tyler Merreighn at