Rainbow Heritage Month 2023 Creative Expression Scholarship Contest


Rainbow Heritage Month is how SAC celebrates LGBT History Month.

Scholarship Award Amount

Three scholarships equaling $500 each will be awarded.

Prompt: Accept My Existence or Expect My Resistance

Prompt Details

LGBTQIA+ people have endured persecution, discrimination, and marginalization throughout history. But they have also resisted, reshaped societal attitudes, and won acceptance in many parts of the world. LGTBQIA+ individuals have made significant contributions to art, science, literature, and activism. Yet, discrimination and prejudice continue to mar progress, necessitating ongoing resistance.

Using any creative medium that you desire, discuss pivotal moments, influential figures, and ongoing challenges faced by the LGBTQIA+ community, and reflect on how these struggles have fostered resilience, creativity, positive change, and increased visibility.


Wednesday, Nov. 15, by 4 p.m.

How to Apply

  • Submit your response to the prompt in any creative expression medium, such as writing, audio, video, and digital, physical, or visual art.
  • Virtual submissions should be emailed to Dr. Suraya Khan skhan29@alamo.edu.
  • Physical submissions should be delivered to the Office of Student Life in Loftin Student Center Room 150.

Submission Length and Formatting

  • Written submissions should be no longer than five pages in length when typed with a 12-point font and double-spaced.
  • Audio/video/multimedia submissions should be no longer than 10 minutes in length.
  • Physical art pieces have no spatial dimension limits, but they must be easily transported by a single person.

How to Turn in Your Submission

  • Written (ex: essay, creative writing, poetry) - submit as a PDF
  • Audio (ex: musical, spoken word, podcast) - upload to Youtube and submit the URL link
  • Video/multimedia (ex: recorded performance, film) - upload to Youtube and submit the URL link
  • Digital visual art (ex: digital painting, photograph) - submit it as a PDF, JPEG, GIF, or PNG file
  • Physical visual art (ex: physical painting, print photographs, collage, sculpture, fiber art) - submit in person to LSC 150

Cover Page Form Required

Applicants must fill out an online cover page form to accompany their submission.

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What to Include with Your Submission

When turning in your submission via email to skhan29@alamo.edu or in person at LSC 150, include your name, Banner ID, student.alamo.edu email address, and an alternate email address. Make sure you filled out the online cover page form.

Questions? Email Dr. Suraya Khan at skhan29@alamo.edu