The theme for the 2017 Diversity Contest was The Cost of Free Speech. Students were asked to reflect on a hard, central question. In today’s climate, is the First Amendment fact or fiction?
Projects were accepted in two areas: (1) written expression, (2) arts and performance.
Thank you to all students who participated. Below are the winning entries. First-place winners in each category receive $1,500. Second-place winners in each category receive $1,000, and third-place winners receive $500.
“Warning Content Version II” by Tiffany Salley of Sweetwater
“Sewn” by Caitlin Paolucci of Rockwood
“The Death of Freedom” by Hannah Tyring of Crossville
“Disambiguation” by Celine Gobert of Oak Ridge
“Freedom” by Jarrett McGill of Rockwood
“Soap Box” by Marsha Scarbrough of Harriman
View a short video of selected artwork from this year’s contest.
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