The Laramie Project: digital art competition


Currently enrolled UFV students were invited to submit an original digital art piece, providing their own perspective on or response to the themes of The Laramie Project, as part of a digital art competition with a top prize of $3,500 cash and an interview with The Cascade about the winning entry.

Selected entries were printed and exhibited at the UFV S’eliyemetaxwtexw Art Gallery; with winners and honorable mentions receiving a longer exhibit in the Community Health and Social Innovation (CHASI) Hub.

CHASI and the UFV Theatre Department invited UFV students to submit digital artworks that explored their own perspectives: love, loss, hope, pain, pride. What does it mean to be LGBTQ2S+ in the world today? What has changed and still needs to change? How has your identity or that of a loved one impacted, enriched, or shaped you? What can we do to honour and protect people like Matthew Shepard?