Meet the “Leave Your Mark” Contest Winner

By | February 28, 2024

Lexi Szewczyk ‘23 looks at a picture of her design on the back cover of Daemen Today.Meet Lexi Szewczyk ’23, the winner of our first-ever “Leave Your Mark” contest.

Last semester, the Marketing & Communications team asked students to submit artwork to be used on the back cover of the Fall/Winter 2024 Daemen Today magazine.

While we received several excellent submissions, Szewczyk’s design took the top honor.

“The artwork is of five giant monsters parading down the City of Buffalo repping Daemen apparel,” Szewczyk said, who is also enrolled in the Leadership and Innovation graduate program. “The piece is meant to be a kind of metaphor for school spirit.”

Each monster is an original character, and Szewczyk said the design took her about a week to finish.

“I came up with the idea by thinking about how I wanted to show how big my love is for Daemen University,” she added.

The MarCom team has another opportunity for you to display your artwork.

Check it out…

Get ready to unleash your imagination and add some sparkle to our community. Gear up for a creative challenge that’s out of this world. Join the “Under One Sky” Poster Contest and let your art celebrate the cosmos, community, and Daemen’s Total Solar Eclipse event happening April 8th, 2024!

Here’s the Scoop:

  • Themes: Think solar vibes, galaxy wonders, and community feels.
  • Mediums: Illustrations, paintings, graphic designs, or whatever gets your creative juices flowing!
  • Deadline: Send your entries to us by March 11th – no dilly-dallying!

Prizes That Will Make You Want to Win:
Score a swag bag so cool, it’s cosmic! Including your choice of Daemen University x Oxford Pennant Collab pennant among other stellar goodies.

Why You Should Be In:

  • Express Yourself: It’s your canvas to the cosmos.
  • Snag Epic Swag: Custom pennants, anyone? Plus, more awesome goodies.
  • Shine Bright: Be the star of our total solar eclipse event with your artwork leading the way.

How to Enter:
Send your submissions to by March 11th. Don’t let the universe down!

Got a question? Just shout out. Let’s get started!