Contest Winners

The Hilliard University Art Museum invites the public to participate in creating their own Depictions of Louisiana through an Instagram contest. Our featured exhibition of works by artists from Louisiana or inspired by Louisiana explores how insiders and outsiders depict the many facets of our culture. Selected from the museum’s collection and accompanied by texts from notable Louisiana writers, the exhibition will inspire visitors to consider their own perceptions. The identity one associates with our state is influenced by our own individuality, the land, our beliefs, and culture. We ask users to submit photographs to Instagram with the hashtag #DepictionsofLA and one of the following four themes signifying which topic you are depicting: #portrait, #landscape, #belief, and #culture. Users may submit multiple images.

In July 2016, the museum will present an online juried selection of the top 5 Instagrams in each category. We hope the community enjoys our exhibition and finds an opportunity in their everyday lives to notice their own Depictions of Louisiana. The top 5 from each category will be featured on our website. The first place from each category will receive a free family membership to the museum and will be featured on our website, social media accounts, and our ViewFinder Magazine in the fall. Every Friday, we’ll repost images we’ve received throughout the week.

Contest submissions will be gathered from April 4 – June 30. Don’t forget, if your profile is set to private, your photographs will not be shown on the submission searches. The exhibition Depictions of Louisiana:

When that Louisiana sky smiles at you, there's no need for a filter or editing. #depictionsofla #landscape

A photo posted by Captain Carencro (@whiskeybayou) on

Lake Martin, winter 2010 #35mm #depictionsofLA #landscape @hilliardmuseum

A photo posted by Wendy (@no_youshutup) on

while paddling ❁

A photo posted by olivia luz perillo (@olivialight) on

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