Embracing Diversity Competition

Embracing Diversity Competition

Embracing Diversity Competition 2017


In its sixth year, the competition aims to find the most effective expression of the "embracing diversity" theme and all students are encouraged to take part regardless of their course area.

The primary driving force of the competition is to encourage students and staff to reflect upon what Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I) mean to them, in an effort to creatively consider and communicate:

  • Fairness.
  • Opportunity.
  • Respect.


Entries can be presented in any format, including:

  • A record of relevant community or citizenship activity.
  • An engineering, energy, science, or nautical concept or project.
  • An event programme/concept, including community and care, hair and beauty, language, sport, or tourism.
  • A building, joinery and shop-fitting, painting and decorating, stonemasonry, bricklaying, plastering, or tiling project.
  • A web page, interactive media, computing program, information database, or blog.
  • An item of cookery, baking, cake decoration, sugar-craft, or food and beverage service.
  • A business and enterprise proposal, event vision or logistical plan.
  • A poem, short story, song, news article, or film/television/radio production.
  • A sculpture, piece of craftwork, furniture, jewellery, glass work, ceramic, 3D design, model, product design, or interior design project.
  • A piece of graphic design, painting, illustration, poster, pamphlet, banner, photograph, or print.

Note: we would encourage audio and/or video based entries to be as succinct as possible.

Entering and Deadline

Students currently registered and attending a course during the 2016 - 2017 session can enter.
Each student can submit up to two entries: one individual and one group entry and each entry must be an original piece of work. The piece of work may be related to your course, or may be something completely different!

Keep your entry, but return your entry form by Monday, 1st May 2017.  All entry forms must be submitted by 5pm on this date.

You are encouraged to submit an online, electronic form and save the file as Online Entry Form_YOUR NAME, e.g. “Online Entry Form_JohnSmith”. However an alternative print copy is available.

Electronic forms must be submitted to edi@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk.

Paper copies should be returned to City Camus, Level 2 and addressed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion.

What Happens Next

Students (and supporting staff) should ensure entries are complete and ready for transportation by week commencing Monday 15th May, 2017.

Students will be contacted with instructions regarding when and where to move their work for judging and display. Please see attached Frequently Asked Questions for more details.

Students/supporting staff are responsible for transporting the entries to and from the judging and display space.

Ensure you have clearly written your nameyour lecturer’s name, Facultycourse titleand entry title on the back of your entry, or have attached these details to clearly identify you before you transport and submit your entries.

Judging and Awards Ceremony

The judging panel is comprised of representatives from the college's ED&I Advisory and Engagement Group, along with key internal support staff.  The fantastic work and talent of these students will be showcased at an awards ceremony, gallery and reception on Friday, 2nd June 3rd 2017 in City Campus, Level 1 (near the Bistro).


Shortlisted entries will be displayed at a special exhibition and ceremony on Friday 2nd June 2017 in City Campus, Level 1 (near the Bistro), when the winners will be announced.

There are three prize levels for faculty and college winners, with the overall college winner scooping £400:

  • Faculty Level, Commended — £50*.
  • Faculty Level, High Commended — £75*.
  • Faculty Level, Winner — £100*.
  • Overall College, Commended — £100*.
  • Overall College, High Commended — £200*.
  • Overall College, Winner — £300*.

* See Terms and Conditions below.

Useful links

2016 Competition Commemorative Booklet

You can view the latest commemorative booklet here:

Terms and Conditions

Entries must clearly meet the judging criteria to be considered for judging and be of sufficient quality to win a prize. Audio and/or video based entries should be as succinct as possible. Prizes are available for each Faculty. Prizes will be given in Buchanan Galleries vouchers. Prize will be shared if the entry is from a group rather than an individual. The college’s six faculties are: Building, Engineering & Energy; Business; Creative Industries; Education & Society; Leisure & Lifestyle; and Nautical. By completing the entry form, you accept you have cleared all relevant rights relating to any third party content within your submission. The college reserves the right to make copies of submitted entries, e.g. for marketing and promotion purposes. You will be acknowledged as the author(s) and the intellectual property rights belong to you.

Further Information

Any questions? Please call our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion team on 0141 375 5401/5402, or email us at: