MJC’s 42nd Annual Celebration of the Humanities (2019)




If you are interested in making a  tax deductible donation to The Celebration of the Humanities please call the Arts, Humanities & Communication Division at 209.575.6081 or email wingettj@yosemite.edu

2019 Information Packet    and    CoTH Entry Form


General Rules – How To Enter

Eligibility: All MJC students are eligible to enter all categories. All entrants must be or have been enrolled in at least one class at MJC during the 2018-2019 academic year (including summer 2017). Professionals cannot enter in their area of expertise. Students who have not enrolled in an MJC course by February 1, 2019 will not be eligible to enter the Celebration of the Humanities contest.

Registration: A $10.00 Entry Fee is required of all participants. Payment of the $10.00 fee allows students to submit any number of entries in any number of contests, subject to the limitations of the individual contests. In the event a contest is cancelled a student will be issued a refund.

Checklist For Entering A Work In The Competition:

1.   Before Submitting Your Work: Please review this General Rules page and the instructions on the category page for each contest you are entering. 

2.   Payment of Fees: Before you deliver your work, you must pay the $10.00 entry fee for the MJC Humanities Contest by going to the East Campus, Business Services Office. Ask to pay for the MJC Humanities Contest. 

Business Services Office Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM • Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Registered work(s) must be submitted to the designated receiving area (see your specific contest rules) no later than 5:00 PM on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. A copy of the registration receipt is required to submit with each contest. The student should also retain a copy of the registration receipt for himself or herself as proof of payment.

3.   Submissions: Bring your entry or entries and a copy of your registration receipt to the designated receiving area noted in your contest category instructions. Turn in a completed entry form for each work submitted.

4.   Entry Forms: An entry form can be found online at mjc.edu/arts. It may be used for entry into any category or contest. One entry form is required for each work submitted. Complete the entry form, sign the form, submit a copy of the form for each contest, and keep a copy of the registration form for yourself.

Limitations: There are no limitations on the number of categories or contests entered unless stated so in rule packet of that category. However, participants may not enter a contest in which they have twice previously won first, second, or third place. All entries must be original unpublished works (unless otherwise noted) and cannot be under contract. Original works can be adaptations, but must be presented as such. A minimum of five entrants in most contests is required for a competition and the awarding of prizes. See specific contest rules for contest limitations and requirements.

Liability: Every reasonable effort will be made to safeguard the entrant’s work. However, Modesto Junior College, its staff, consultants, and volunteers are not responsible for property loss or damage through fire, theft, or any other cause. The contest committee reserves the right to publish the winning entries for promotional purposes related to the Celebration of the Humanities. By submitting an entry the student agrees that the Celebration of the Humanities has the right to disseminate all works in any way deemed appropriate as long as the student receives credit for his or her work.

Judges and Juries: Judges and juries are selected by the Celebration of the Humanities Committee. The decisions of the judges will be final. All winners are encouraged to attend the various festivities at which contest results will be announced. Checks will be mailed to winners by mid-May to the address on the registration form. Students CANNOT pick up award checks.



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