DSU handbook design contest garners little interest from students
By Keating Smith, Staff Writer
The Douglas Students’ Union (DSU) campaign earlier this semester meant for students to show off their artistic skills in creating and designing the DSU handbook cover art for the 2013/2014 year has received less interest than anticipated.
According to the DSU, only four submissions were received by the deadline last Friday, and they are unsure if they will be extending the deadline or use any of the art that was submitted to them. A person speaking for the DSU also said of the few submissions received, the majority did not follow the basic guidelines of the contest or show any real signs of creativity they were expecting to see.
The winner of the contest was eligible to receive $200 cash, as well as bragging rights of having their art displayed on their school’s agenda cover.
According to the DSU’s Facebook “a painting, drawing or other media could be submitted as is to the DSU office at either campus.”
“The artwork can be designed as a cover with the text and/or logo part of the design, or it can be a piece of artwork to which DSU designers would add the necessary text,“ read the description.
The DSU notified all students about the contest through the myDouglas email system at the beginning of February, as well as advertised for it on their Facebook page and on posters throughout the school.
If any students are still interested in the contest at this point, they can go to the DSU’s Facebook page or website or email the DSU’s Executive Director, Tim Rattell, at firstname.lastname@example.org.