Competitions

Held Each Fall: The Annual Chuck Baird Memorial Art Competition

Entry Deadline:

SEE THE WINNERS OF THIS YEAR'S COMPETITION BELOW!

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Held Each Spring: The Annual Eric "Malz" Malzkuhn ASL Literature Competition

Entry Deadline:

April 7, 2017

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About the 2016 Chuck Baird Memorial Art Competition

Each fall, the ASL Honor Society sponsors a national Deaf art competition with cash prizes, in honor of beloved Deaf artist, Chuck Baird. The mission of the competition is to expose students to the artists, genres, and visual expressions of Deaf culture as expressed through art. Students at all levels of ASL instruction are encouraged to participate. This year, the 2016 Chuck Baird Memorial Art Competition focused on the work of Deaf cartoonist Matt Daigle, and his wife, Kay Daigle. Much appreciation is extended to Matt and Kay Daigle for allowing the ASL Honor Society to feature his artwork, and for allowing students to create reproductions of their work.

Information about the 2017 Deaf Art competition will be available in August.

Winners of the 2016 Chuck Baird Memorial Art Competition

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Original Creation Category

First Place: Ira Colendrino- "Deafsters University"

Second Place: Pa Lee- "Suppression of Sign"

Third Place: Martene Grumblis - "Gorillaz"

Matt & Kay Daigle Reproduction Category

First Place: Pamela Chapman - "Fast & Furious Fingerspelling"

Second Place: Casadee Subart - "Deaf Jack-o-Lanterns"

Third Place (tied): Gussie Ford - "Deaf Wizard"

Third Place (tied): Corrina Vue - "Gnomeo and Juliet"

 

About the 2017 Eric "Malz" Malzkuhn ASL Literature Competition

The ASL Honor Society sponsors an annual national ASL literature competition with cash prizes, held during the Spring semester. Named after Eric "Malz" Malzkuhn, one of the early pioneers of ASL storytelling, this competition encourages studets to apply what they learn in class to the wider community. The 2017 competition focuses on traditional drum songs, particularly the Bison drum song. We are thrilled to have acclaimed Deaf actor Russell Harvard serving as judge for this competition!

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Winners of the 2016 ASL Literature Competition

Retelling a Douglass Ridloff Original Number Story, Class A

First Place: Kimberly Vasquez - "Dragon"

Second Place: Amy Gutierrez - "Dragon"

Third Place: Priscilla Castillo - "Cowboy Fast Draw"

Honorable Mention: Kevin Mendoza - "Cowboy"

Retelling a Douglass Ridloff Original Number Story, Class B

First Place: Jared Finney - "Cowboy Fast Draw"

Second Place: Michael Rosario - "Dragon"

Third Place: We' McDonald - "Dragon"

Honorable Mention: Ella Heintz - "Dancing With the Stars"

Performing an Original Number Story, Class A

First Place: Lauren Sutherland - "Treasure Chest"

Second Place: Morgan Braack - "Deep Sea Diving"

Third Place: Morgan Case - "The Big Catch"

Honorable Mention: Makenzi Beavers - "Baking Cookies"

Performing an Original Number Story, Class B

First Place: Ashley Alvarado - "Titanic"

Second Place: Rafaela Alvarez - "Worm"

Third Place: Rebekah Cheek - "Under Cover"

Honorable Mention: Marisa Goodman - "The Subway" & Brianna McCaffrey - "Alien Abduction"

Participating in the Deaf Art and / or ASL Literature competitions has a positive impact on applications for the ASL scholarship, even if a student does not win a prize.