Diversity Poster Contest

For the first time in Diversity Poster Contest history, University Residences is proud to crown two grand prize winners!

"Due to the large quantity of strong and powerful entries to the 2019 Diversity Poster Contest, University Residences has agreed to feature two grand prize winners for the annual contest," Christian Urcia, Diversity Poster Contest Co-Chair.

Congratulations to the 2019 Diversity Poster Contest winners Leah Kerbs (Growing Together) and Ariana Ernotte (Diversity in Bloom).

"Diversity in Bloom" - Ariana Ernotte

Ariana Ernotte
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"Growing Together" - Leah Kerbs

Leah Kerbs
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University Residences offers Western students an opportunity to visually display how diversity impacts their lives. The winner's design is published each year by the department and shared with the entire WWU Community.

Posters must promote an understanding of diversity within the Western Washington University community. Submissions work to develop and promote respect for the dignity of all people and help students gain awareness and appreciation for diversity.

Note: All submissions described as offensive, harassing, or targeting of any specific group will not be tolerated.

2019 Theme

Diversity: Not Just a Theme

This year's theme 'Diversity: Not Just a Theme' is inspired by the idea that diversity cannot be boiled down to one thing. Unity and diversity at WWU is more than just a once-a-year occurrence, but something we live for and celebrate every day. Diversity is more than just a theme, it is real, it is felt, it is the here and now.


  • Two 2019 Grand Prize Winners: $400 gift certificate to the WWU Bookstore
  • Second Runner Up: $150 gift certificate to the WWU Bookstore
  • Submission Guidelines

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  • History and Philosophy

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  • Diversity Poster Committee

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  • Ordering a Poster

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