Connections Project

Student poster presentation
Student smiling in front of their poster
Student delivering a mini-talk
Students with props in photo booth
4 students standing in front of display
Student smiling in front of a screen with their video displayed
Band playing music outside

Deadlines:

Submit your project by the dates below:

  • Logo Competition - Nov. 19, 2021
  • Juried Art Competition - April 1, 2022
  • Clubs - April 8, 2022
  • Posters - April 8, 2022
  • Mini-Talks - April 8, 2022

Save the Date:

Awards ceremony will be on Thursday, April 28, 2022.

CONNECT ● EDUCATE ● INSPIRE 

2022 Connections Project

Submissions are now open! Learn more and submit your work in the Connections Project Portal in the CWI Blackboard myCommons organization (you will need to be logged into Blackboard to submit). 

The 2022 Connections Project will be the week of April 25, 2022. The awards ceremony will be streamed via CWI's Facebook page on Thursday, April 28, 2022

Submission Deadlines:

  • Logo Competition - Nov. 19, 2021
  • Juried Art Competition - April 1, 2022
  • Clubs - April 8, 2022
  • Posters - April 8, 2022
  • Mini-Talks - April 8, 2022

Connections Excellence Awards:

  • Logo Contest - One first place prize will be awarded for $150. 
  • Juried Art Exhibition Contest - One first place prize will be awarded for $150. 
  • Posters - One first place winner in each category will receive $150. Second place winner(s) in each category will receive $100. (4 poster awards total)
  • Mini-Talks - One first place winner in each category will receive $150. Second place winner(s) in each category will receive $100. (4 mini-talk awards total)    
  • Clubs - One first place prize will be awarded to the winning club account for $150. 

About Connections Project

The College of Western Idaho (CWI) Connections Project celebrates culture, collaboration, education, innovation, and achievement. CWI students, faculty, and staff, as well as students and community members from across the Treasure Valley are invited to showcase their work and accomplishments at this annual event. Submissions may include, but are not limited to; class projects; art; research; service learning; and community projects or collaborations.

Get involved by attending the event or submit your project! 

  • Make connections
  • Educate others
  • Inspire innovation and creativity

Mission Statement

The Connections Project at the College of Western Idaho highlights the interconnectedness of our complex world by forging community through education and innovation.

2021 Connections Project Winners

Connections Project winner - Matias

Matias Haramoto-Pete
Logo Contest Winner
 

Connections Project winner - Madeline

Madeline Mae Gentry
Juried Art Winner
The Waiting Game

No photo

Biology Club
Club Submission 1st Place
Pollinator Garden Virtual Tour

Connections Project winner - Kristina

Kristina Turley
Inspire Talks 1st Place
Police Reform: Response to Mental
Health Crisis Calls

Connections Project winner - Brooklynn

Brooklynn Miller
Inspire Talks 1st Place
Police Reform: Response to Mental
Health Crisis Calls

Connections Project winner - Camille

Camille Slack
Inspire Talks 1st Place
Police Reform: Response to Mental
Health Crisis Calls

Connections Project winner - Michelle

Michelle Petit
Inspire Talks Runner-Up
Pitching a (fictitious) website design
to the business's owners

Connections Project winner - Kate

Kate Jones
Connect Talks 1st Place
Origins of a Republic: Americas Role in the Formation of the Republic of Liberia

Connections Project winner - Anastasia

Anastasia English
Connect Talks Runner-Up
Women of Ancient Athens

Connections Project winner - Tory

Tory Cardwell
Inspire Posters 1st Place
Human Rhino/Enterovirus

No photo

McKynna Dugger
Inspire Posters Runner-Up
Naegleria flowleri:
Transmission/Prevention of (PAM)

Connections Project winner - Marty

Marty Lawhorn
Inspire Posters Runner-Up
Service as a Teacher's Assistant

Connections Project winner - Annie

Annie Colombatto
Connect Posters 1st Place
Reimagining College

Connections Project winner - Emily

Emily Craner
Connect Posters Runner-Up
Please Don't

Connections Project winner - Julie

Julie Meyer
Connect Posters Runner-Up
Promoting Student Success

 

Connections Project News and Blogs

Calling all aspiring artists, designers, and creatives! Submit your logo for the 2022 Connections Project event by Nov. 19.

This year’s Connection Project included posters, mini presentations, and club submissions. Congratulations to the winners who each received cash prizes. 

Congratulations to Madeline Mae Gentry, winner of College of Western Idaho’s 2021 Juried Art Show.

Join the College's sixth-annual Connections Project live CWI's Facebook page and YouTube channel this Thursday, April 29, at noon. 

Submissions for the 2021 Juried Art Show are due by Friday, April 2.

Congratulations to Matias Haramoto-Pete, winner of the College’s 2021 Connections Project Logo Contest.

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