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Poster Contest


        Celebrate National Career Development Month and

WIN $25!

How?  Enter the CTE Poster & Poetry Contest!

                                   The theme for this year is

Using Career to Break Barriers, Empower Lives & Achieve Equity

Here’s how the contest works:

Requirements for Poems

POETIC FORM:  Use any acceptable poetic form – e.g., cinquain, diamante, free verse, haiku, limerick, metered, rhyming, and blank verse.

SIZE:  Submit each poem on a sheet of paper 8.5 x 11 inches typed using 12 point font.

 Requirements for Posters

LETTERING:     Simple bold lettering is preferred.  Captions are to be used to convey the message, attract attention, and to achieve goals of clarity, vigor, and originality.  All lettering will be considered part of the design.  Posters can be designed using standard ink, pencil, collage, poster paints, magic marker, acrylics, and oil OR by use of photos, clipart, graphic art software, collage, cut and pasted paper, and mixed media.

SIZE:  Each poster should be created on an 8.5 x 11 format, including mat, to be eligible.

Judging Criteria

Overall judging will be based on originality, creativity, and development of the theme.  Remember to include 21st Century Skills in your creation. One winner will be selected from Poetry submissions and one winner from the Poster entries         ( 1 for each category).

Poems will be evaluated on appropriate form, execution, spelling and grammar.

Poster evaluation will focus on the appropriate use of media, lettering, and basic principles of art/design. 

Each entry should celebrate and inspire career development & 21stCentury Skills with a positive tone.

Deadline is October 31st.  Submit entries to Mrs. Branch.  Make sure your name is on the submission(back is fine).  Winners will be awarded $25.00!  Posters/Poems will be displayed & the winner’s names announced and displayed.