Advising and testing Office holding essay, photo contest

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), IUP’s Office of Advising and Testing is holding an essay contest and a photo contest on Instagram.

Congress enacted the ADA to promote equal rights and ensure equal opportunities for those with disabilities.

IUP is calling for creative submissions from all over to help display what the ADA has done to promote equality in jobs, education, transportation and many other areas of society. Students must post on Instagram with the hashtag #iupADAinAction to enter the photo contest.

Photos should preferably be from around the IUP campus or the Indiana community but can be taken anywhere that portrays the goals of the ADA.

Students should also include their name and a caption with the photo.

The essay contest will be open to submissions of nonfictional, personal, creative or research-based essays of 500 to 1,000 words typed and saved in a Microsoft Word document.

The submission form can be found on IUP’s website.

The form must be filled out and submitted along with the essay through email to by April 1. Submissions from both will be reviewed by a diverse faculty panel.

The first-prize winner will receive a $100 gift card to the IUP Co-op Store.

Second place will receive a $50 gift card and third place will receive a $25 gift card.

Winning photos will featured on the IUP Disabilities Support Services website, and winning essays will also be recognized at the Delta Alpha Pi ceremony in late April.