The Oswald Award Program is intended to promote creativity in all fields of study. The program accepts reports of all forms of creativity and scholarship by undergraduate students including, but not limited to, artistic and musical creations, creative writing and poetry, and reports of studies and research in the humanities, the social, natural, and medical sciences, agriculture, business, architecture, and engineering. Any current UK undergraduate (full- or part-time) who does not already have a four-year degree is eligible for this competition and is invited to submit papers and other projects in the following categories:
1. Biological Sciences
2. Design (architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, etc.)
3. Fine Arts (film, music, painting, sculpture, etc.)
4. Humanities: Creative
5. Humanities: Critical Research
6. Physical and Engineering Sciences
7. Social Sciences
Please carefully read the guidelines below before submitting your registration. Registration for 2013 awards will open Tuesday, October 8, 2013.
The Oswald Award Program is meant to promote creativity at it's highest level. As such, the submission guidelines are very brief and intended not to restrict authors in any way. Our office encourages any and all submissions.
Non-textual submissions (video, graphic, audio, etc.) in the Design and Fine Arts categories must include a description, to be included in the registration form. The description will be printed in the program, so it is important to write something that accurately describes your work and that you would be proud to show the public. Descriptions should consist of an overview of the project and any other descriptive and/or discussion materials the author feels is warranted.
A registration form must be submitted by 8:00am on Monday, November 4, 2013 in order for the submission to be included for judging. Actual projects can be submitted on Monday, November 4 on the first floor of the Little Fine Arts Library between 9:00am and 3:00pm. Exhibitors should check in at the Niles Gallery before displaying their work. Submissions will be exhibited in the Library all week.
They should be picked up by Friday, November 8 by 12:00pm. If you cannot drop off or pick up your project during these times, please call our office at 859-257-0049 or e-mail us (email@example.com) so we can make alternate arrangements. Arrangements for alternate drop-off must be made prior to Monday, November 4 at 8:00am.
Submissions will not be accepted after 3:00pm on Monday, November 4, unless prior arrangements have been made.Names and any other identifying information must be removed for judging purposes.
Textual submissions (with the exception of Humanities: Creative) should include an abstract, introduction, body, conclusion (or discussion), and citations and/or notes. There is no set limit on the length; however, please keep in mind that all submissions will undergo a review process and excessively lengthy submissions will slow that process. Please try to be concise. All textual categories require a full manuscript. Abstracts and posters will not be accepted as submissions.
Projects must be submitted via the registration form by 8:00am on Monday, November 4, 2013. Please include in the registration form a description of your project (often the abstract).The description will be printed in the program, so it is important to write something that accurately describes your work and that you would be proud to show the public.
Names and any other identifying information must be removed for judging purposes.
Awards and Registration
Awards in each category are: First Place: $350; Second Place: $200; and Honorable Mention, if applicable. Entries are judged on originality, clarity of expression, scholarly or artistic contribution, and the validity, scope, and depth of the project or investigation. Awards will be announced at an award luncheon on Monday, December 2, 2013 in the Student Center Small Ballroom.