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E. James Holland-Symposium on American Values Student Contest

Currently enrolled ASU students are eligible to win cash prizes for submitting their work to the Holland Symposium Student Contest.

Submissions will be judged by an interdisciplinary panel of faculty on originality/creativity, depth of thought, and relation to the Symposium topic. Entries to the contest must include a submission of the online form below and follow any additional instructions specified by the categories below.  

Prizes: $100 for first prize in each category and $50 for runner-up in each category
Submission Deadline: March 10 at 11:59 p.m.

How do games shape human values? 

The speakers consider “games” to be a broad category that includes board games, video games, alternate reality games, and more. Here are some ideas for questions that your work might engage, but feel free to come up with your own in addressing the topic: 

Categories and Instructions 

Submission Form

Deadline: 11:59 PM, March 10

All fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

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For visual art and music submissions, please include your artist’s statement here. Statements should be approximately 100-250 words.