Each fall, the ASLHS sponsors a National Deaf Art Competition with cash prizes, in honor of beloved deaf artist, Chuck Baird. The mission of the competition is to expose students to the artists, genres, and visual expressions of deaf culture as expressed through art. Students at all levels of ASL instruction are encouraged to participate. This years category is ASL Photography, images of Visual culture. Students may take a photo that represents Deaf culture, ASL language, or the Deaf community. The deadline to submit is November 5, 2021. Our Deaf judge is Donna Frank. Click here to learn more about her. You can also check out this website, to learn more about other Deaf photographers.
Congratulations to 2020-21 Art Competition Winners!
1st: Norah Kotnik
Our Lady of Peace
2nd: Vivian Flores, Alejandra Gomez, and Khalil Guess
Lake Dallas High School
3rd: Lindsay Graham
Flower Mound High School
1st Place - Karly Smaniotto
Vineland High School
"Love Don't Hate"
2nd Place - Bailey Ryne
St. James Academy
3rd Place - Regina Aragon
Academy of Our Lady of Peace
Eric "Malz" Malzkuhn ASL Literature Competition
The ASLHS sponsors an annual national ASL literature competition with cash prizes, held during the Spring semester. Named after Eric "Malz" Malzkuhn, one of the early pioneers of ASL storytelling, this competition encourages students to apply what they learn in class to the broader community. The competition focuses on translations from English to ASL.
Participating in the Deaf Art and/or ASL Literature competitions has a positive impact on applications for the ASL scholarship, even if a student does not win a prize. This year's category is Music Videos. Be inspired to take music to a whole new level through Deaf eyes! The deadline to submit is March 25, 2022. Our Deaf judge is Rosa Lee Timms. Click (https://www.rosaleetimm.com/) to learn more about her.
Congratulations to the 2022-23 Literature Competitions Winners!