2016 Fine Arts Competition and Exhibition

For the Fine Arts Competition, students create a design based on a theme selected by the LAND Steering Committee.

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2016 LAND Fine Arts Competition Winners! A full list of winners for both art and illustration, along with the judge's comments about each, can be read here.


The theme for the 2017 LAND Conference as well as the Fine Arts Competition is "Renewal."

The theme can be expressed either as a 2-Dimensional or 3-Dimensional piece of artwork.

  • 2-Dimensional: All mediums accepted. Maximum size: 16" x 20" either vertical or horizontal, including frames and/or mattes. See note below under "Display of Art Submissions."
  • 3-Dimensional: All media accepted (excluding food). Maximum size: Height plus Width plus Depth must not exceed 60" or 30 lbs. All pieces must be easy to set up and display.

Faculty Sponsorship

Each entry must be sponsored by a faculty member (full-time or adjunct) who has reviewed the student's work and attests that it is appropriate for the contest criteria and competitive rigor at the state level.


All entries should be through submission of a JPEG to sglazer@hfcc.edu

Each JPEG sent must be labeled with School Name and Artist Name. Example: Henry Ford Steve Glazer

Each submission must include either a completed digital copy of the entry/release form (below).


All material, digital and physical, must be received by Steve Glazer by midnight, Friday, December 9, 2016.

Display of Art Submissions

Work entered into the contest must be available for exhibition. All work brought to the LAND Conference at the Shoreline Inn in Muskegon, Michigan, February 15 - 17, 2017, will be put on display for the duration of the conference. Students entering the contest should have sponsorship that will assist as needed with the transportation of the artwork for the exhibit. Work need not be framed, but in preparation for display, all paper work must be mounted or matted with white board with minimum 1" borders all the way around. All work on actual canvas must have hanging wire across the back. All attempts will be made to not damage work put on display, but conference organizers must put pin holes in the corners of mounts or mattes in order to hang.


Entries will be juried by an art professional to determine prize winners.


Entries will be evaluated for the originality, creativity, and quality of the concept of how effectively the idea relates to the theme. Design and craftsmanship will also be a part of the decision.


Students retain the copyright to their submissions to the LAND Fine Arts Competition. However, students need to grant LAND the right to reproduce any submission on its website or any other LAND publication regardless of medium of publication.

Artist/Designer Release

By submission of artwork, the student artist grants permission to LAND to reproduce (without further remuneration) any selected artwork. The student also attests to the originality of the design submitted.

Student Information should be legible (best if typed) so the student can be contacted if needed. The form must also have a faculty or administrator's signature to verify student's eligibility.

Entry Form

The entry form that must be submitted with each entry is available in

Meet Professor Steve Glazer
Coordinator, Fine Art/Illustration Competitions