The Center for Humanities & the Arts (CHA) is seeking submissions from undergraduate students for our Undergraduate Award for Excellence in Art.


  • 1st place: $1,000
  • 2nd place: $500
  • Honorable mentions: $250

Call for Submissions

Calling all CU Boulder undergraduate students to submit for the CHA’s Undergraduate Award for Excellence in Art competition. These awards are designed to highlight impressive works of art from any area including but not limited to: visual arts, music, performance, film, dance, theatre, etc. All undergraduate students are invited to submit; groups and collaborative teams are encouraged to apply! Works must be completed. Proposals for new work and projects will not be considered.

Submission Deadline: March 3, 2024

About the Theme

The CHA’s 2023 - 2024 academic year programming centers around the theme is “Liberty, Freedom, Democracy: The Fight for Ideas”. The CHA recognizes that the words ‘liberty’, ‘freedom’, and ‘democracy’ have had different connotations throughout history, some seen as negative. The CHA is looking for creative interpretations and responses to this theme.

More information:

Download: Undergrad Art Award 2024 Flyer