Since 2022, The Ethics Committee’s Art & Essay event has been an opportunity for AAS members to demonstrate their artistic talents, submitting creative writing and artwork.
For this, our third year, the theme is Allyship. We encourage AAS members to explore and actively engage with the concept of allyship, a critical element in promoting empathy, support, and solidarity across diverse communities.
By focusing on allyship, this festival seeks to ignite conversations about the responsibility and privilege to stand alongside those facing discrimination, injustice, or marginalization. It encourages a deeper understanding of how to actively practice allyship, promote social justice, and foster inclusivity. Ultimately, the festival aims to create a platform where voices are heard, connections are made, and participants are empowered to be change-makers in their communities.
Two ways to participate:
- Traditional Artwork: Participants can submit paintings, drawings, sketches, or other forms of traditional artwork that illustrate the essence of allyship.
- Digital Artwork: Encouraging the use of modern technology, this category invites digital art that embodies the theme of allyship.
- Photography: Through capturing moments, emotions, or symbols, participants can use photography to depict allyship in action.
- Personal Narrative: Individuals are encouraged to share their personal experiences, stories, or insights related to allyship, whether it’s being an ally or receiving support from an ally.
- Analytical Essay: This category invites well-researched and reasoned essays that examine the concept of allyship, its historical context, current relevance, and future implications.
- Creative Writing: For those who wish to approach the theme creatively, this category allows fictional stories, poems, or other creative writing formats that explore allyship.
The deadline for submission is
Monday, December 4, 2023
For additional submission guidelines and to submit your entries for one or both contests, click the links below: