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WIU Digital Rec Center Art Competition

October 12, 2021

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MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – Get ready, get set, draw (or paint or sketch or take a photo)!

Western Illinois University students with artistic flair are invited to submit their artwork for the WIU Digital Recreation Center (DiRC) art competition. Submissions, which should related to video games, can use any of the following media: painting, drawing, photography, digital media, prints and mixed media. Submissions must be no smaller than 9" x 11" and no longer than 11" x 17."

Entries must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3 using the Google form at Winning entries, which will be selected Dec. 10, will earn purchase awards ($1,500 available) and juror awards, as well as spots of honor in the new DiRC, which opened Oct. 11 on the Macomb campus

The new DiRC is housed on Adams Street, across from Sherman Hall, and serves as home for WIU-Macomb's eSports Club and provides competitive gaming opportunities (League of Legends, Fortnite, etc.), console gaming, a virtual reality station and more. University Technology (uTech) manages the facility.

The center, which is currently open to WIU students only, will be open from 10 a.m.-1:30 a.m. seven days a week. In order to gain access, students must go to their STARS account to complete terms of agreement. Once the agreement is completed, students will have access to the DiRC.

For more information on the art competition or the DiRC, contact Ian S Szechowycz, uTech User Support Services manager, at

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