CORVALLIS, Ore. - Sustainability and renewable energy are the topic of a new mural contest being sponsored by the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University

The contest is open to anyone who wishes to submit an entry, and will recognize the new degree tracks offered in sustainability and renewable energy for engineering and software systems at OSU.

When complete, the mural will be approximately 10 feet high by 30 feet wide, and will be located just inside the main door of the Kelley Engineering Center on the OSU campus. The completed work will allow the artist to show their vision of OSU leadership in sustainability and renewable energy, and will serve as a focal point for visitors entering the building.

To enter the competition, artists should submit a portfolio of previous work and a scaled-version of their proposed mural, along with a description and budget for materials. The mural should represent the spirit of sustainability and renewable energy, and how the fields of electrical engineering and computer science contribute to the sustainability of our planet. 

Complete information on the competition can be found at, and all entries must be received by Dec. 31. The winner will be announced Jan. 8, 2010, and will receive all materials needed for them to create the mural. The work will be unveiled in a ceremony in mid-February, and the artist will receive a $1,000 honorarium.

Entries should be sent to the School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, attn: Tina Batten-Mural Contest, 1148 Kelley Engineering Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Ore., 97331. They may also be sent by email to


Karti Mayaram, 541-737-2972

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