Texas Tech University

66th Annual Carol of Lights®


Student Art Competition

Poster of the Carol of Lights art competion

The Carol of Lights® Student Art Competition was created to allow Texas Tech University Students (living on campus) the opportunity to express their creativity and love for the Carol of Lights® event by creating original artwork. All of the submissions will be judged by a panel of judges and ranked based on the piece's creativity, style, and it's interpretation of the Carol of Lights® event.

The selected submission(s) will receive a cash prize of $250.00. Online submissions of photos of artwork and photography pieces are due on Friday, March 22, 2024 at noon. You will be asked to attach a photo of your artwork, or the original digital file as a .jpg, .pdf, .pub, or .png file as a part of your application due on Friday, March 22, 2024

Original artwork, excluding photography, should be submitted in person to the University Housing Office located in the Wiggins Complex (3211 18th St) to Anna Burton by Noon on, Friday, March 22, 2024.

Rules for Carol of Lights® Student Art Competition

  1. Must be a Texas Tech Student (enrolled in courses at Texas Tech's main campus in Lubbock) and a resident living in the TTU Housing Department at both the time of submission and the time of awarding to be eligible to receive the prize.
  2. The theme for the artwork must be the artist's interpretation of the TTU Carol of Lights® event.
  3. All submissions must be 2D art pieces. Modalities may include, but are not limited to, water color paintings, oil paint, photography, pencil sketches, and graphic design. The art work may also be multi-modal.
  4. No 3D artworks such as sculptures, carving, models, etc. will be accepted or judged.
  5. All photography pieces must be 8x10 picture with a 3300 pixel by 5100 pixel resolution at 300 ppi.
  6. All paintings, drawings and computer-generated pieces can be no larger than 8x10 in size.
  7. All submissions need to be the artist's original work. Any unoriginal artwork is plagiarism, and will be disqualified from the competition. Any student caught plagiarizing artwork will be forwarded to the Office of Student Conduct for adjudication in compliance with University policy.

The submissions will be split and judged in three categories: Photography, Hand Drawn/Painted, or Digitally Produced/Computer Generated.

Texas Tech University Residence Hall Association (RHA) retains the right to use the submission in future marketing materials for the Carol of Lights® event at no cost to the organization.

Submit Artwork Here

Poster to join Student Committee

Carol of Lights Student Committee

Join the Residence Halls Association in planning this year's Carol of Lights®! This year will be a special experience to celebrate the 66th Annual Carol of Lights®. Applications are open from Jan. 6 to March 26, 2024.