Got Visual? Poster Contest 2010

Got Visual? Poster Contest 2010



Design a poster to describe learning.

Penn Libraries and the Weingarten Learning Resources Center (VPUL)  sponsored this contest to promote visual literacy on campus. We congratulate the contest winner Nana Adwoa Sey C'13 and applaud all the five students who submitted entries. Their creations are an inspiration and will be showcased around campus. 

Pictured left to right: Anu Vedantham (WIC Director), Nana Adwoa Sey C'13 (contest winner), Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw (Associate Professor of Art History and Director, Program in Visual Studies), and Myrna Cohen (Director, Weingarten Learning Resources Center).
The winner received a Wacom Graphic Tablet or similar device ($350 value), personal consultation with a professional graphic designer and a certificate documenting graphic design accomplishment. Winning graphics were showcased around campus, on the web, and in publicity materials.



Four Guiding Questions

  1. What does learning mean to you?
  2. How does learning happen?
  3. What helps learning happen?
  4. Where does learning take place?

Contest Rules

  • The contest is open to all Penn students. Each student can submit only one entry.
  • Graphics submitted electronically in standard formats (jpg, tiff, psd, etc.)
  • Graphics sized no smaller than 11" x 17" and no larger than 20" x 30".
  • Graphics should have at least 150 dpi resolution.
  • Graphics can include collages of existing images including photographs (with appropriate copyright permissions). The contest places no restrictions on visual structure or text content.
  • No printed copy is needed for submission. (The electronic file is sufficient.)
  • Deadline: Monday, February 22, 2009 - this contest is now closed for submissions.

Judging Criteria

A panel of faculty and student judges selected the winning entry based on:
  • Quality of visual design
  • Relevance to the theme of learning
  • Appeal to a broad audience at Penn