Express Yourself! 
2018 Student Expression Contest



Maryland Dialogues on Diversity & Community encourages advancing discussions of identity, difference and commonality.  Because meaningful dialogue and critical thinking can change culture, we want to your thoughts on race and racism or sexual misconduct. Express Yourself! allows others to learn from Maryland students’ unique experiences and perspectives.



The Express Yourself! contest allows undergraduate and graduate students to compete for a $200 prize from their College in the following categories:


  • Essay: Maximum of 1,000 words (docx)
  • Visual Arts: Maximum of 5 minutes (mp4) or (jpg)
  • Creative Arts: Maximum of 5 minutes (mp4)




Each category will have an undergraduate and graduate winner, a total of 18 students will receive awards. From the selected winners, the Provost will then select one grand prize winner for each category.  Overall category winners will receive $1,000.


All students are encouraged to participate. Assignments submitted as class work are acceptable for submission. One entry per student to by April 6, 2018.


Emailed submissions should include your name, student ID, degree program and major, and project or essay category, title and description of up to 250 words.

View 2017 winners

The Flagship Institution of the University System of Maryland

College Park, MD 20742, USA  /  Phone 301.405.1000