Spreading awareness through art: Psychology Club hosts poster competition

By Daniela Jalteco

The Psychology Club is having its second annual poster contest at East Los Angeles College to promote psychology by displaying the posters.

The posters will be displayed in the psychology department and in the classrooms.

The winners will be announced during the Psychology Club meeting on April 26 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in F7-224.

“The purpose of the contest is to make it easier for the students who are not in the Psychology Club, or any psychology class, to better understand and relate to the terms used in psychology.” said the president of the Psychology Club, Danielle Lomeli.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three submissions as well as a prize for honorable mention.

The first place winner will be given a $100 package prize, second place will be given a $75 package prize, third place will receive a $50 package prize and the honorable mention will be given a $35 package prize.

The posters focus on psychological themes and  inform passers-by who observe the posters.

The Psychology Club wants the contestants to select a psychology key term or concept and use the poster to convey the meaning and relevance in a visually interesting and informative way.

This will aid the general public with a better understanding and the ability to comprehend the psychology messages conveyed through the participants posters.

“The best posters will be posters that are not only accurate in how they explain the terms, but make the terms relevant,” Psychology Professor Randy Ludwig said.

Ludwig also stated that the posters need to be self-explanatory and must include citations if the contestant’s poster contains any secondhand information.

ELAC students are welcome to join the Psychology Club poster contest.

Interested students do not need to be in any psychology class or the Psychology Club to enter.

According to the rules and procedures for the poster contest, ELAC students can enter the contest individually or in pairs.

The deadline for the contest is April 19.

A panel of four judges will  review the contests between April 19 to April 26.

The judges will be looking for four things on the posters: creativity, accuracy, clarity and relevance.

They will look at how original and unique the poster is. If the poster has a clear importance of the topic, as well if the poster is self explanatory, also if the information is correct and accurate.

Whether the terms used are easy to follow and relatable to the audience.

“Simplicity is key for this, (to) deliver things in a meaningful or relevant way, and what we are trying to do in this poster contest is to try to promote psychology, promote learning, and to promote that psychology and learning is fun,” Ludwig said.

To enter the poster contest, email Lomeli at lomelidanielle@yahoo.com.

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