Held Each Fall: The Annual Chuck Baird Memorial Art Competition

Entry Deadline: November 9, 2018

Topic: Portraits of Deaf Individuals

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

Entry Deadline:

April 19, 2019

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Download the 2018-2019 ASLHS Competitions Flyer

About the 2018 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 2018 Chuck Baird Memorial Art Competition focuses on portraits of Deaf individuals by Deaf artists. We are excited that the well-known Deaf artist, Charles Wildbank, is serving as judge!

Download competition guidelines using the above link.


About the 2019 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 2019 competition focuses on translations from English to ASL. We are thrilled to have renowned Deaf performer Crom Saunders serving as the judge!

Competition guidelines will be posted shortly.

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.