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Monday, August 19, 2013

USM Foundation Announces Second Annual Art and Design Contest

USMFoundation SALISBURY, MD---The University System of Maryland Foundation (USMF) is sponsoring its second annual art and design contest to highlight creativity and innovation within system campuses.

Submissions are accepted through 11:59 p.m. Friday, September 27.  All faculty, staff and students age 18 and over who work or study at USM institutions are eligible to participate. 

Works should be based on interpretation of a quote by late Apple CEO Steve Jobs: “I want to put a ding in the universe.” 

Judging criteria include clarity of communicating the quote visually; artistic merit and creative expression; and representation of USMF’s vision, mission and values. Winners are expected to be named Friday, October 4. 

First prize is $599, and the art will be featured on the cover of USMF’s 2013 annual report.  Runners-up earn $350 and $250, and will be spotlighted inside the report. 

Submissions should be sent digitally (jpeg format, 300 dpi or higher) to

For more information contact USMF Communications Manager Jess Gill at or visit the USMF Web site at   

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