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What is The Art of Leadership?

The Art of Leadership is a student art competition based on leadership and personal expression/imagination.  Students will be given a list of ten to fifteen pre-chosen leadership quotes from a diverse variety of people.  The students from around the university would select a quote and then visually depict it either through a graphic design, hand drawing, photograph, or some sort of 3D piece.


What do the winners receive?

The submissions that come in first, second, and third place will receive monetary prizes. First place would receive $150, second place $100, and third place $50 for a total of $300 in prize money.


Contest Rules

  1. Artwork is not to exceed 20”x30”
  2. All submitted work must be the original creative work of an Lander University student or group of Lander University students. Artwork that has been taken from other sources will not be accepted.
  3. All current Lander University Students are eligible to enter. We will accept up to two submissions per entrant.
  4. Artwork may be submitted in any of the following media: painting, drawing, mixed media, and photography.
  5. Entries are due by Wednesday, October 25, 2017 either in person or by email. If turning in entry by email attachment, you must also submit the signature section below by the deadline.



Artwork will be judged by a panel of faculty and staff based on the following criteria:

  1. Visual Appeal
  2. Incorporation of Quote
  3. Craftsmanship


Art of Leadership Quotes 

(Please choose from one of these quotes for your artwork.)

  1. “Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Author & Leadership Expert
  2. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” ~ John F. Kennedy, U.S. President
  3. “Leaders don’t force people to follow, they invite them on a journey.” ~ Charles S. Lauer, Publishing & Editorial Director of Crain Communications Inc.
  4. A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus – Martin Luther King, Jr., African-American Civil rights leader
  5. If you think you are leading and turn around to see no one following, then you are just taking a walk. – Benjamin Hooks, Executive Director of the NAACP
  6. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi, leader of Indian independence movement
  7. A real leader faces the music even when he doesn’t know the tune. – Anonymous
  8. Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson, American author
  9. I am more afraid of an army of one hundred sheep led by a lion than an army of one hundred lions led by a sheep. – Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord, French bishop, politician and diplomat
  10. Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. – Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President
  11. Only the guy who isn’t rowing has time to rock the boat. – Jean-Paul Sarte, French philosopher
  12. If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities. – Maya Angelou, American author