Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Outraged Ad Competition

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Dear Students:

The Commission on Multicultural Understanding (COMU) invites all students to participate in redesigning the “Indiana University OUTRAGED at Discrimination” advertisements.  The OUTRAGED advertisements were initially created by graphic arts students in 1994 and published at the Indiana Daily Student with the victim’s consent in certain types of cases and upon a report being received by one of the bias-motivated incident teams.  The university’s goal behind this effort was to address this type of behavior by sending a strong message that would remind students that lack of respect towards other human beings through hateful acts would not be tolerated. 

Because the original pieces are outdated, COMU would like to encourage students who are interested in joining this effort, to submit relevant drawings that can replace what we currently have.  A $100 award for first place, $75 award for second place and $50 award for third place will be given to the best ads.

The committee is looking for art that will carry new ideas, extremely eye-catching and effective at preventing future incidents.  The topics can encompass a specific topic (i.e., sexuality, race, religion, etc.) or a broader scope (i.e., diversity, unity, respect, tolerance/acceptance, etc.).  The final size of the advertisement will be scaled to ¼ of a page.  Art can be in any form that best conveys the notion of OUTRAGED advertisements and the attached samples from the original publication should serve as a point of reference. The committee is confident that with the number of talented students we have at IU, their fresh ideas can produce the type of art that will carry the intended message.  We are eager to see those creative ideas!

The deadline for submissions will be November 18th by 5:00 p.m.  Pieces should be submitted electronically to COMU at comu@indiana.edu. You can also send any questions you may have to this e-mail or call Cameron at 812-856-0921.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Student Policy Issues Committee
Commission of Multicultural Understanding

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