Margery Somers Foster Undergraduate Multimedia Award

Submissions invited for 4th annual undergraduate multimedia award

Febrary 25, 2014

The Rutgers University Libraries invite submissions for the Fourth Annual Margery Somers Foster Undergraduate Multimedia Award. The award acknowledges the creative use of university library collections and resources in the production of a multimedia-based project focused on women's or gender issues. All Rutgers University undergraduates of any discipline are eligible to apply.

A total of four award semifinalists will be selected to present their projects at a Celebrating Creativity event at the Mabel Smith Douglass Library on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 3 – 5 p.m.. The recipient of the Fourth Annual Margery Somers Foster Undergraduate Multimedia Award will be presented with an award of $300 at the Celebrating Creativity event.

Organized in conjunction with Undergraduate Research Month, this is a unique opportunity for undergraduate scholars to showcase their multimedia projects with faculty, students, university administrators, librarians, and members of the public.

Possible project submissions may include (but are in no way limited to): Video interviews, video documentaries, dynamic websites, creative multimedia performances, mash-ups, video art/poetry, and other innovative digital multimedia projects.

Submissions must include this completed form along with the link to your project. If your project is not available on the Web, you also have the option of submitting a copy of your project on DVD, CD, or USB to Kayo Denda at the Douglass Library. You can drop your project off in person, or by campus mail. All application materials must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.

To make an award submission online, please go to:

For information on last year's winners of the Margery Somers Foster Undergraduate Multimedia Award, see:

If you have questions about the award, please contact Kayo Denda, Head, Margery Somers Foster Center, at or by phone at 848-932-5023.

About the Margery Somers Foster Center

The Margery Somers Foster Center is a unit of Rutgers University Libraries dedicated to developing co-curricular initiatives on visual technology and networked culture. The co-curricular programs promote expressive communication through the use of multimedia, while challenging Rutgers students to engage critically with structures of inequality grounded in alternative accounts of race, gender, class, sexuality, religion, and nationality. In pursuit of this mission, the Margery Somers Foster Center works toward the following goals:

  • Develop students' multimedia skills;
  • Expand students' capacities to critically engage intersections of digital technology and politics of visuality;
  • Serve as a hub for information dissemination and collaborative learning in socially transformative media; and
  • Spark and support students' creative excellence with initiatives, such as the annual Margery Somers Foster Undergraduate Multimedia Award.


CWGL Poster Collection
The project won the 2012 ACRL WGSS Significant Achievement Award in Women's Studies Librarianship. For more information see this article.

The Feminist Art Project
The Feminist Art Project is a national initiative from 2006-2009 and beyond, based at the Foster Center, that celebrate women's contributions to the visual arts and the Feminist Art Movement.

The New Jersey Women's History Website
A resource for students, teachers, and all interested people who want to know more about the history of New Jersey women.

Women Artists Archives National Directory (WAAND)
WAAND, The Women Artists Archives National Directory, is an innovative online directory to U.S. archival collections of primary source materials by and about women visual artists and women artists' organizations active in the U.S. since 1945.

Visit to Seabrook Video
Captures the visit of 54 Rutgers faculty and students to Seabrook Educational and Cultural Center, Seabrook, NJ.

Margery Somers Foster Center

Foster Center


Kayo Denda
Head, Margery Somers Foster Center & Women's Studies Librarian
tel: 848-932-5023

fax: 732-932-6777