Poster Contests

Poster contests represent an opportunity for students with artistic ability to gain recognition and stand out.

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National Contests

Annual Arthur Ashe Essay & Art Contest

This is a competition for students under 12 to draw a picture to address the question: "If Arthur Ashe were alive today, what do you think would give him hope?" The deadline is late June.


SunWise with SHADE Poster Contest
Students are invited to submit original, creative posters illustrating ways to prevent skin cancer and raise sun safety awareness. Students from K through 8 are invited to participate. The deadline varies by state and is no later than April 1.


Junior Duck Art Contest

This program is open to K-12 students attending public, private, or home schools in the United States and the U.S. Territories. If you can draw, you can enter this contest. The deadline is mid-March (with the exception of some states).


The Christophers Poster Contest for High School Students
High school students in grades 9 through 12 are asked to create a poster interpreting the theme One Person Can Make a Difference. The deadline is in mid-February.


The ACT High School Poster Concept Contest

This poster contest asks you to create a poster answering the question, "Why Take the ACT?" promoting the theme of attending college and taking the ACT as the college entrance exam of choice (This contest is not being offered currently).


Young American Creative Patriotic Art Brochure

A contest for 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade students with a deadline in March.


AMVETS National Americanism Poster Contest

A poster contest for students in the 2nd through 5th grade. The national deadline is July 1st.



Local Contests


Missouri Highway Patrol Poster Contest

This competition is open to all Missouri fifth-grade students. They are asked to create 11 by 14 inch posters that reflect the ntest theme. The deadline late February.



Montana National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest

The Montana Department of Justice and the Office of Public Instruction are working together to give Montana students the opportunity to participate in state and national poster contests which focus on the theme: “Bring Our Missing Children Home.” The contest is designed for fifth-grade students with a deadline of early March.



Utah Arbor Day Poster Contest

All Utah students in grades K-6 are invited to create a poster with the theme, "Trees are Terrific and need our care!" The deadline is mid-March.


West Virginia

West Virginia 4-H Poster (link is on left hand side)

There are six subject categories for the contests and any current 4-H member, age 9-21 may enter any or all categories regardless of his/her project enrollment. The deadline is February 1 (sem).