2022 Black History Month "Expressions" Contest

All enrolled COD students are invited to participate in the 2022 Black History Month Expressions Contest. Submissions are now closed.

Guided by a quote from an African American in the field of healthcare, students are invited to submit an essay, a story, a piece of art, music, video, poetry, or any other form of expression. The top three submittals will be awarded and their selections will be featured on the Student Diversity Equity & Inclusion website.

Guided by a quotation of your choice, express yourself. Your expression can take any form – an essay, a story, a piece of art or music, a poem, or any other form of expression that you desire.


Your expression will be evaluated based on its authentic impact and how well it expresses your chosen quote. The judging will not be objective – impress us with your knowledge, insight and ability to communicate ideas and feelings.


Submit your original work in any format (i.e. – Word document, MP3 file, YouTube video/link, photography, artwork in any medium, etc.).  Include your name, student ID, email, and your chosen quotation (with author cited), if it is not evident in your submission.

Provide substantial photos of any three dimensional submittals (i.e. sculptures, paintings, etc.). All submittals will be reviewed for original content.

Review and Award Prizes

A panel (who will not see student names, emails or IDs) will review and select the top THREE submissions that will receive an award each, after being notified in March, 2022.

**NOTE: All written work must be substantive. Essays must be two pages minimum. Poems must be at least one full page, minimum.