Warren Westerberg Global Health and the Arts Prize
Warren Westerberg was a renowned potter and artist who also believed that promoting good health around the world was of the utmost importance. In honor of Westerberg, the late spouse of Roseanne Waters, a founding Emory Global Health Institute staff member, EGHI is offering an annual prize recognizing a member or members of the Emory community who have created an innovative work that bridges global health with art, writing, music, film/video, or other creative disciplines. The purpose of this award is to recognize the effective use of art to inspire, initiate, or support action to address a global health challenge.
Who is Eligible to Submit Applications?
• Emory and Oxford Undergraduate Students
• Emory Graduate Students
• Emory Medical Residents
• Emory Post-doctoral Fellows
• Emory Faculty Members
• Emory Staff Members
Submitted works should have been completed within the last five years. While not required, EGHI suggests cross-disciplinary partner submissions of completed artwork. For example, an undergraduate student studying visual arts may have collaborated with a faculty member in the School of Nursing to illustrate communication materials that help overcome language or literacy barriers. A student studying global health could have worked with an undergraduate or graduate English major to submit an essay. A medical student may have worked with a faculty member in the visual arts to create a visual work of art. A Rollins School of Public Health faculty member could have worked with a post-doctoral fellow to create a documentary film. These are all just examples - any combination of two disciplines is acceptable. However, no more than two people can receive a single award. Individual faculty members, medical residents, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, undergraduate students, and Emory staff members can also submit completed works for consideration.
What are Some Examples of Acceptable Completed Works for Submission?
• Works of Non-fiction (essays, descriptive narratives, biographies, memoirs)
• Works of Fiction (prose or poetry)
• Visual Art (paintings, drawings, graphic design, film, video, sculpture, pottery, photography*)
• Theatrical Productions (plays, radio-acted plays, videos and webcasts of theatrical productions)
• Music (songs, orchestral and band compositions)
• Dance (any form of dance will be accepted)
*Emory students are not eligible to submit photography as they have the opportunity to submit photographs for consideration in EGHI’s Global Health Student Photography Contest.
All completed works submitted must:
• bridge a global health theme or issue with an artistic discipline and include a description of the connection between the artwork and global health
• be submitted in an electronic form (e.g., photograph or video of visual artwork, plays/theatrical/musical productions)
An independent panel of judges comprised of artists and health science professionals will evaluate submissions and select the awardee(s).
EGHI will grant one award, which will be a $1,000 cash prize.
• Submissions of completed work will be accepted from August 15, 2018 – October 8, 2018
• Judges will review submissions in October 2018
• Awardees will be notified in late October 2018 and their submission will be showcased during EGHI’s annual Global Health Scholars Symposium on November 1.
Emory School Affiliation
Candler School of Theology
Emory School of Law
Emory School of Medicine
Goizueta Business School
Laney Graduate School
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Rollins School of Public Health
Emory Department Affiliation
If this is a partner submission, please provide your partner's name, Emory affiliation, school, department, email address, and phone number. If this is not a partner submission, please just write "Not Applicable."
Please describe the connection the work you have submitted has to global health. If there is a specific story or global health inspiration attached to the artwork, please provide that information. If you think there is a way in which your artwork could inspire action to address a global health challenge, please explain. Please keep your response to 500 words or fewer.
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You can also submit artwork by providing a URL link to it.
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