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President’s Holiday Card Contest Winners

2022 Contest Winners

This year's UHV President's Holiday Card was designed by Fatima Sanchez, a graduate school psychology student from El Campo. In addition to winning first place in the contest, Sanchez will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

First Place Winner

Fatima Sanchez

I really appreciate that UHV allowed this contest to be open to all students without restrictions for their residency status,” she said. “It really shows how UHV values diversity in its student body and has resources available for anyone.

Fatima Sanchez

Graduate Student in School Psychology, College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences:

Second Place Winner

Jose Ramirez of Victoria won second place and will receive a $500 scholarship.

SECOND PLACE - $500 UHV scholarship
Submitted by:
Jose Ramirez

Contest Winners

2021 First Place $1,000 UHV Scholarship

2021 First Place $1,000 UHV Scholarship

Submitted by: Karen Soni

2020 First Place $1,000 UHV Scholarship

2020 First Place $1,000 UHV Scholarship

Submitted by: Sadie Atha

2019 First Place $1,000 UHV Scholarship

2019 First Place $1,000 UHV Scholarship

Submitted by: Maria Santibanez

2018 First Place $1,000 UHV Scholarship

2018 First Place $1,000 UHV Scholarship

Submitted by: Melissa Torres

Rules and Qualifications

Who May Enter

Any UHV student may submit artwork.


  • First place – $1,000 UHV scholarship
  • Second place – $500 UHV scholarship
  • Third place – UHV swag

How to Enter

Entries will be accepted until midnight November 1.
Some examples of acceptable artwork include:

  • general illustrations
  • winter scenes
  • campus photography

No words or copy should be included in final submissions with the exception of “UHV” or “University of Houston-Victoria.” The artwork may include the official UHV logo. The artwork also should not make references to specific religious holidays.  

Designer Specifications

  • 5x7 or 7x5 inches with a bleed of .25 added all around.
  • Important art info should be kept inside the bleed room.
  • The artwork must be in CMYK color mode.
  • File formats: AI, PSD, EPS, TIF, JEPG or PNG.
  • Use Drobox, Hightail or UHV one drive.
Artwork that does not meet the above specifications will be disqualified. 


All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges selected by the Office of the President. Entries will be judged on the artwork’s creativity and artistic merit. The winner will be notified by email or phone.


The deadline is midnight on November 1 every year.

Reproduction Rights

UHV will retain all reproduction rights to submitted artwork with credit given to the artist. UHV agrees not to sell any of the artwork or a reproduction.

Artists warrant that they are the sole proprietor of the artwork and agree to assign all copyright and other intellectual property rights in the artwork to UHV. Entries must be an original concept and constitute an original work, and must not infringe on the protected rights of other artists or violate any applicable copyright laws.