Yes. Students can enter their work individually or as part of a group that worked together on a project. If a group project is awarded a scholarship, the scholarship will be divided evenly among the group.
No. We invite submissions of any original student work that is connected to global citizenship and derives from an SMC course or under the supervision of a faculty member. This could be a project that investigates a specific global issue, or it could be a celebration or critical reflection on what it means to be a citizen of planet Earth. The presented work can take any number of forms, including written prose or poetry, works of art, live speeches and performances, film, and poster and multimedia presentations.
Good question. Here is how the college's Global Citizenship Committee currently articulates the concept, but this symposium provides students with an opportunity to lay out an alternative vision of global citizenship as well. For more information please see the SMC Global Citizenship website.
No. We have chosen an annual theme since 2009-10 in order to provide the college community with a more focused set of issues that might facilitate interdisciplinary discussion better than the abstract idea of global citizenship itself. This year’s theme is Human Rights and we certainly would welcome entries that relate to the theme and its attention to local and global inequalities. However, it is not required that work entered be related to this year's theme and anything of relevance to some aspect of global citizenship is welcome.
Once you submit your application and project, you will receive an email confirmation of receipt. After the application process is closed, a panel of faculty judges will review the projects. You will be notified via email if you are a finalist and given instructions about presenting/showcasing your project.
If you are selected as a winner, you must attend the symposium scheduled for Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 3-8 pm (tentative time frame). The main purpose of this event is to provide students with a forum for sharing their work with the larger college community. More than just display their paper, film, dance, speech, sculpture, etc., this event invites students to share and discuss their work, along with ideas and motivations that lie behind it, with an audience of fellow students and teachers from a variety of the college's departments and programs. it is a relatively rare opportunity for artists to share their work with non-artists, scientists with non-scientists, and so on, as part of an interdisciplinary conversation about global citizenship.