Call for Sustainable Development Artistic Creations for UCF Competition

Thursday, March 25, 2021

The Center for Global Economic and Environmental Opportunity (GEEO) of the University of Central Florida (UCF) is holding a competition for artistic creations by students on the theme of sustainable development in three categories: poetry, music and digital media. Please alert students to this opportunity.

The competition is designed as part of a celebration for the launch of the Central Florida Higher Education Partnership for Sustainable Development. This new partnership will advance in Central Florida the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that comprise the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations.

The competition is open to any currently enrolled higher education student in any college or university in Central Florida. The artistic creations for the competition may focus on any one or more of the 17 SDGs.

Submissions of up to three minutes in length are sought in each of these three categories. Submissions in each category must be original and must not have been created before January 2020. The deadline for submissions in each category is 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, 2021. The winners will be notified beforehand and will be invited to present their winning entries virtually during the virtual celebration, which will take place on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.

The winners in each category will receive a prize of $500.

Judging of the entries in each category will be by faculty from the institutions participating in the partnership. The names and schools of those who make submissions will not be known to the judges.

All students must show proof of current enrollment with a copy of current class schedule. Please include name, university/college and contact information in the body of the email. Do not include name nor university in the entry submission.

Please submit all entries and questions to

In the poetry category, the poem may be in any poetic form and must be capable of oral recitation in three minutes or less. Poems must be original and not copyrighted by someone else.

In the musical category, the musical score must be presented along with any musical recording. The submission can be of any instrumentation so long as the composer can provide a musical performance or rendition. MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) renditions will be accepted. Scores are not necessary. Songs must be original and not copyrighted by someone else. Must be three minutes or less.

Digital Media
In the digital media competition, the video must be three minutes or less. Videos must be original and not copyrighted by someone else.

For questions, please contact

1 Comment

  • Karen Murray said:

    Yay! The Grove mentioned sustainability! Interesting competition. I will encourage my students, who have studied about the UN's SDGs this semester, to enter.

    PMThu, 25 Mar 2021 18:29:41 +0000Thu, 25 Mar 2021 18:29:41 +0000pm21,6:29 pm

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