Student Poster Contest

Congratulations to the winner of the #FSM50 Student Poster Design Contest, Grant Hao-Wei Lin!

Winning FSM poster

Thank you to all our students for submitting your original artistic designs into the FSM50 Poster Contest!

Below are the nine finalist designs as well as a photo gallery link to all submissions we received:

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Click here to view the photo gallery of all poster submissions

The University of California, Berkeley invited undergraduate and graduate students to participate in a poster design contest to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Free Speech Movement. We received 61 submissions and the winning designer will receive up to a $2,000.00 cash prize.

The FSM Judging Committee reviewed the submissions and rated their top ten selected designs using the following criteria:

  1. Artistry
  2. Originality
  3. Visual Impact

Guidelines the judges considered for each submission included:

  1. Poster design delivers a clear and positive message about the Free Speech Movement anniversary
  2. Poster design includes the words “Free Speech Movement 50th Anniversary, 2014” at this  web site address.
  3. If copyrighted images are used within the design, photo credits are clear and visible and proper permissions were submitted with each entry (UC Berkeley obtained permission from the Bancroft Library for assets provided to all artists.)

Judge-selected designs were assigned points based on ranking order (#1 was given 10 points; #10 was given 1 point). Points were added up and the designs were ranked based on total points. The winning design will be announced soon.

FSM Judging Committee:

  • Lynne Hollander Savio, chairperson of the Mario Savio Memorial Lecture fund and FSM Veteran
  • Robert Cohen, biographer of Mario Savio, professor of history and social studies in NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and author of “Freedom’s Orator” among many other books on student activism
  • Tom Leonard, Ph.D., University Librarian for UC Berkeley, professor in the Graduate School of Journalism, and author of several books on the role of the press in society and the origins of modern American journalism
  • Dennis King, UC Berkeley alum, owner of D.King Gallery in Berkeley, Calif. and internationally recognized authority on vintage and contemporary rock posters, screenprints, early sports collectibles, and Japanese pop culture memorabilia
  • Hulda Nelson, Chief Designer at UC Berkeley’s Office of Communications and Public Affairs