Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts

Bird Strike Decal Design Competition

Art in the Year of Climate Change: Prevent Bird Deaths on Campus
Since 1970, nearly 1 out of 3 birds in the US and Canada has vanished. Window collisions are one of the leading causes of bird deaths in the US,  accounting for an estimated half a billion dead birds a year.

One way to prevent birds from striking windows is to reduce the reflective surface with a vinyl decal.

Bird strike “hot spots” can be found all across campus. To help mitigate our campus impact on birds, we want to feature your design on a campus building! 

We invite Brandeis undergraduates to submit designs for a bird strike window decal. The winning design will be installed on Shiffman Humanities Center or Golding Judaica Center and unveiled during the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Arts, April 21-30, 2023.

Deadline to apply: February 27, 2023
A prize of $200 will be awarded to the winning individual or team. A panel made up of faculty, staff, students, and alumni will evaluate the entries. Entries will be scored based on the following criteria:
• Originality
• Artistic/creative expression
• Addressing the challenge

Currently enrolled Brandeis undergraduates in any field of study are welcome to apply.
Questions? Contact Ingrid Schorr, ingrids@brandeis.edu

Sponsored by Environmental Studies, Brandeis MakerLab, the Office of Sustainability, and Arts Engagement.

Examples of Existing Designs

glass fronted building with overlay of blue and white bird design

Stockton University

Black and white design of birds and their species names

Temple University

white outline drawing of birds on green and blue background

University of British Columbia

Black and white design of birds and plants

University of British Columbia