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2021 Arts and Humanities Month

Published on Sep 27, 2021

The Importance of Arts and Humanities in 2021

Gateway Community & Technical College joins thousands of arts organizations and communities across the nation to celebrate National Arts and Humanities in October. 

There will be displays at each of Gateway’s three campuses throughout the month. A unique exhibition will be shown during College’s student activities period on Wednesdays at the Edgewood Campus. Videos produced by students discussing the importance of Arts and Humanities will be presented. In addition, an art display developed by the students at Saint Paul Elementary School in Florence, Kentucky will be open for viewing.

A highlight of the celebration will be the annual arts and humanities video contest. Gateway students, employees, and community stakeholders are invited to create a film or video (7 minutes or less in length) that focuses on the importance of arts and humanities. The video will be accepted until Wednesday, October 13 at midnight.

“The Arts and Humanities are cause for celebration as we continue to explore and discover who we are as a community and as individuals,” said Gateway’s Arts and Humanities Month Chair Paul Frazier.

Entries may express this theme in any genre or shooting style. Entrants must post their work to YouTube and make the video setting public as well as complete an entry form.

Videos must remain public until November 7, 2021.


  • Deadline: October 13, 2021, at 11:59 PM
  • Entries must interpret some variation of the theme, “The Importance of Arts and Humanities in 2021.”
  • Each entry must be accompanied by a completed online entry form. 
  • Entries must be no longer than 7 minutes. Videos over 7 minutes will be disqualified.
  • Entries must be submitted online below.
  • Participants under 18 years of age must have the form completed by their parent or legal guardian.
  • All entries become the property of Gateway Community and Technical College.
  • Videos may be posted on the College website, used on the College’s social media channels and/or shown to students and the community.
  • It is illegal to include any copyrighted materials including music or images. All submission must include original footage and contain licensed or royalty-free music.
  • Winners announced at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27 during the at the Edgewood Camps. Judges include members of Gateway’s Humanities Week Committee. Decisions are final.
  • Small prices will be awarded to a grand prize winner, first and second runner up

Any questions, please email Paul Frazier at paul.frazier@kctcs.edu