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National Career Development Association Poster & Poetry Contest


Show off your artistic or poetic talents by participating in the NCDA Poster and Poetry Contest! SEE DETAILS BELOW!

Contest Brochure


Theme: "The Future of Work: The Role of Artificial Intelligence and Automation"


Submission Requirements

  • Poem Requirements:
    • Poetic Form: Acceptable poetic forms, e.g. cinquain, free verse, diamante, haiku, limerick, metered, rhyming, blank verse
    • Size: Submit each poem on a single sheet of paper 8.5" x 11" in in 12 point font
    • Deadline for Submission: February 11th, 2022
    • Submission Link: https://forms.gle/g8cUU2yrMjo2JBhF6

  • Poster Requirements
    • Lettering: Simple, bold lettering is preferred. Captions are to be used to convey the theme, attract attention, and to achieve goals of clarity, vigor, and originality. All lettering will be considered part of the design.
    • Size: Each poster must be created in 8.5" x 11" format, including matte, to be eligible
      • Art 1 (A1): Standard use of ink, pencil, poster paints, magic marker, acrylics, and oils.
      • Art 2 (A2): Use of photos, clipart, graphic art software, collage, cut and pasted paper, and mixed media
                    • Deadline for Submission: February 11th, 2022



All winners will have their name and their artwork shared on the Ohio Career Development Website in addition to a monetary prize!

1st place: $150

2nd place: $125

3rd place: $100


Other Important Information:

Contest Division Areas:

  • Primary: Grades K-2
  • Intermediate: Grades 3-5
  • Middle: Grades 6-8
  • Senior: Grades 9-12
  • Adult Student: 18 years and older enrolled in school
  • Open Adult: 18 and older (teachers, parents, professionals, etc.)

Each entry should celebrate and inspire career development with a positive tone while emphasizing the national theme!

Additional Questions? Please contact Felicia Johnson (feliciaj@futureplans.com) or Taylor Slocum (tslocum3@cscc.edu).

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