Newberry Creativity Award

The John S. Newberry, Jr. Award for Creativity recognizes the creative contributions of students in the fields of film, computer programming, games, musical compositions, songs, poems, creative essays, fiction, dance, printmaking, painting, sculpture, design, dramatic recitation, ceramics, performance, independent experimental research projects and other areas.

Who may submit work?

Any UW-Marathon County full-time student in good standing. The student may be a continuing student or may be a student planning to transfer to another college or university.

How do I submit my work?

Applications are generally due by April 1 of each year.

May I submit more than one entry?

Yes, but each submission requires a separate entry application. You may not submit more than three entries in each field. 

What happens to my entry?

The Newberry committee will review the work submitted. Visual pieces are installed by the students in the Ahrnsbrak Room (see guidelines form for details).

What if my submission is a musical or dramatic performance?

After your initial entry, you will be contacted by the committee. Your performance will be scheduled and reviewed on a date to be determined.

What if my submission is neither a visual work nor a performance piece?

All other submissions should be placed in Renee Wallin's mailbox in the faculty workroom in the business office or emailed to Renee at

What are the awards?

Prizes are given out to the top three entries as judged by the Newberry Committee.

1st prize: $500 -- 2nd prize: $250 -- 3rd prize: $100

The winners will be notified via mail and awards will be presented at the Scholar's Eve Academic and Awards Program in May.

Further questions?

Further questions should be directed to the Newberry Committee chair: Renee Wallin.