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Creative Works Submissions

The CELEBRATE U Task Force is eager to identify University of Utah faculty members' exemplary creative works, whether they were performed, written, built, or have manifested in ways we can only imagine.

Faculty Eligibility

  • Must have been employed full-time by the University of Utah at/during the time the creative work was realized
  • Must currently hold any tenure-line or career-line faculty rank or status
  • May currently work in any University of Utah department

Faculty members' names should be submitted IF:

  • They were a primary contributor to a creative work
  • The creative work was realized/acknowledged in 2017
  • The creative work was extraordinary for faculty within their field*

*Annual and on-going creative works may be honored only once.

AND the creative work was one of the following:

  • Performed, exhibited, or featured at a venue of national/international significance
  • Produced by an imprint of national/international significance
  • Commissioned for a site-specific, public location
  • Received special recognition by a discipline-specific organization


Examples may include (but are not limited to):

  • Worked as the cinematographer for a film screened at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival
  • Guest choreographer commissioned in 2014 for a piece that received its world premiere at the Rutgers University School of Dance in Spring 2017
  • Composer's score received its first professional performance as part of the Utah Symphony subscription series on November 25 & 26, 2017
  • The completed renovation of a rooftop garden was named a "2016 Top Green Project" by the American Institute of Architects in 2017
  • A September 2017 announcement that a handmade book of poetry was selected to be included in the Guild of Book Workers' 2018-2019 traveling exhibition
  • Hired in 2015 as a special effects modeler on Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3, which received wide release in May 2017
  • Exhibited a series of five ceramic sculptures in a summer 2017 show highlighting contemporary Mountain West artists at the Denver Art Museum
  • Invited to give a TED Talk in 2017
  • Launched a new clothing company utilizing leather made from mycelium and agricultural byproducts in 2017

Our Process

A multi-disciplinary panel will review all submissions. The panel will not be evaluating the quality of the creative work; instead, the panel will be confirming the extraordinary nature of the event and/or the venue for that particular creative work.

All submissions will receive a formal response from the panel in late February 2018.


Submissions must be received by 11:59pm MST on Monday, Feb 19, 2018. The following information will be required to complete a submission:

  • Faculty creator's name, uNID, email address, phone number, and current CV.
    • Name(s) of Co-creator(s), if applicable.
    • Name, email address, and phone number of person completing the submission form, if not the Creator.
  • A brief statement (up to 1500-characters) describing the nature of the creative work and how it is an extraordinary achievement for the faculty creator.
  • Representative image(s) of the creative work. (Up to 3 representative images.)
    • Web-based and streaming media-based creative works will require a URL pointing to the online location of the work. Type the URL(s) into a Word document, then save and upload as a PDF document.
    Supplementary documentation of the creative work. (Up to 3 supporting documents.)
    • This might include: a photo of the exhibition venue, a published review, an event invitation or program, a website screenshot, a letter of recognition from the sponsoring organization, etc.


Submission Form


Please email any remaining questions about eligibility or the submission process to Abbeylin Farnsworth, J. Willard Marriott Library.

 Last Modified 2/21/18