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One Book . . . One Campus . . . One Community Chancellor’s Prize

The One Book . . . One Campus . . . One Community . . . committee invites submissions for student design proposals related to this year’s selection, Conflict is Not Abuse, for the 2017 One Book Chancellor’s Prize. 

A 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prize will be given. All winners will receive an invitation to present at the College of Arts and Sciences (COAS) Conference in the spring of 2017 as part of a special panel dedicated to themes related to the book, will receive acknowledgement of their artistic work, and will have an opportunity to meet the author, Sarah Schulman, in March 2018.

Contest Parameters

Students from all majors are invited to create and submit proposals to design a display promoting themes from the book Conflict is Not Abuse. The top two winners will be able to realize their designs in one of two vitrines on campus. Proposals should create an appealing and informative display that incorporates a physical copy of the book (provided by the IU Northwest One Book Committee). Students are encouraged, but not required, to read the book in order to generate ideas for its display. A copy of the book is available in the bookstore and library.


All submissions will be judged by a panel of Fine Arts faculty members.  They will follow these criteria:

1. The proposed design should show a clear connection to Schulman’s Conflict is Not Abuse.

2. The proposed design should be eye-catching, well-organized, and integrate a copy of the book in a comprehensive way.

3. Design proposals should be accompanied by a short statement of purpose outlining the features of the design, the materials required to realize it, and the budget required to purchase these materials (see Guidelines, below).  


1.  Only one submission per student enrolled at Indiana University Northwest.

2.  Projects or notice of projects should be submitted to no later than January 15, 2018.  Design proposals must be submitted as a PDF or Word document (.pdf, .doc, or .docx).

3.  Proposed projects must be designed to fit the vitrine’s dimensions: H: 41” W: 57 ¾” D: 14 ½”

4. The top three submissions will be selected by Jan 31, 2018. The top two winners will each be allotted a stipend to realize their designs. Proposals must be budgeted to meet this limit on material costs.

Students are encouraged to view the vitrines on the first floor of the John W. Anderson library and Savannah Center (near the bookstore) to consider the possibilities for their designs before submitting them.