The Clayton State Library invites students, either individuals or small groups, to submit original works in support of the Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle film screening and discussion series event on Feb. 11. This event and the showcase focus on the documentary film The Loving Story, which details the struggles experienced by Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple who married in 1958 in violation of Virginia state law against miscegenation. They took their case to the Supreme Court where it resulted in the overturning of all such laws against interracial marriage. The theme of the discussion event is the legal and social perspectives of interracial marriage and relationships in our nation’s past, present, and future.
The deadline for entries into the Student Showcase: A Loving Story is Sunday, Feb. 8. All physical entries must be delivered to the library by 9 p.m. on that date. Submissions into both digital and physical format categories must be completed by the deadline using this form: http://clayton.libguides.com/studentshowcase/entryform. More information about the Showcase is available at http://clayton.libguides.com/CreatedEqual/showcase. Please direct any questions to Erin Nagel, ErinNagel@clayton.edu.
To participate in Student Showcase: A Loving Story students will need to develop an original work in either a digital or physical format. The submission may be anything of the creator’s choosing so long as it relates to The Loving Story film or the Lovings’ case or some aspect of the theme of the discussion event (legal and social perspectives of interracial marriage and relationships in our nation’s past, present, and future). Examples of submissions are videos, poems, paintings, digital or print images, Pinterest boards, etc.
In order to be considered for the Showcase each submission must include a 100-250 word reflection which briefly describes the work and its connection to the film and theme. Digital entries require a URL. These may be posted to the Clayton State University Library’s Twitter feed (@claytonstatelib) or submitted via online form. Reflections must be submitted online regardless of how the entry is received.
Judging for digital submissions will take place online and physical entries will be housed in the library. There will be two awards in each category: Fan favorite and juried vote. Voting for fan favorites will be open to the public. The juried vote will be determined by the Created Equal planning committee and will consider the following criteria: Creativity, Reflection, Craft, Expressiveness, and Connection to theme. The top three in each category will have their entries showcased at the Feb. 11 discussion event where the winners and prizes will be announced.
More details are forthcoming. Please direct any questions to Erin Nagel, ErinNagel@clayton.edu.