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Judy Rogers Art/Media/Writing Contest

Creative Consciousness Challenge 2021

  • First Place: Karena Saul, “True Expression is the Necessity of Life”
  • Second Place: Gretchen Probst, “Misgendered”
  • Third Place: Elliot Lobdell, “Loveless Girl”
  • View 2021 Winning Submissions

You may submit research, creative writing, design, art, video or other media work. All submissions must be original work and participants are limited to one submission. The contest is free to enter.

The Judy Rogers Contest is an opportunity for students to highlight their creative work supporting women and gender studies research, art and activism at Morehead State University. Contributions should illustrate transformative gender consciousness. We are especially interested in work centering underrepresented groups, including Black, Indigenous and other people of color; transfeminine, transmasculine and non-binary people; LGBTQIA+ people; people with disabilities; and immigrants.

We welcome:

  • Art, 2D and 3D (includes painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, photography, etc.)
  • Video production (please share a link to view), including documentary, video essay, music video, news/issue videos
  • TikTok (short videos)
  • Memes
  • Creative writing, including essays, stories and poems
  • Research, including papers, posters and presentations
  • Record of social activism

Your submission must include a short (500-word) essay explaining how Gender Studies influences your work.

Submission Deadline: February 26, 2021


  • $150 - FIRST PLACE
  • $100 - SECOND PLACE
  • $50 - THIRD PLACE



Email your submissions to Deliver DVDs, CDs or physical media to 355 Rader Hall. For questions, please contact Dr. Bernadette Barton, director of gender studies, at

Sponsored by The Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and The Gender Studies Program