The Visual Arts Department at Western University is asking students to participate in their Hashtag contest. Students can enter their ideas for an official Western Visual Arts Hashtag online and be entered into a draw to win a $25 gift card to Bijan’s Art Supplies. The winner of the contest will receive a $50 gift card to Bijan’s as well so there is plenty of incentive to enter.
The hashtag was introduced to Twitter in 2007 and has spread to almost every other form of social media. The hashtag in many ways has become a new form of cataloguing related subjects. The amount of information that is on the internet is overwhelming but hashtags now sort that information by keywords(hashtags) in much the same way that libraries can be searched by keywords. The introduction of an official Western Visual Arts Hashtag will help create an online digital collection of what staff and students are working on in the department. The deadline to apply is March 20th 2015. Visit the Western Visual Arts website to share your idea and be entered into the contest!