This project is FREE, and open to all students and their teachers in the United States and its territories, and in international schools everywhere, who are in grades 9-12 during the 2018-2019 school year, or in grade 9-12 during the Fall of 2019-2020 school year.
REGISTRATION : Ongoing
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2019 or DECEMBER 30, 2019 (at completion of the project)
From registration to submission: A process in 4 phases
Whether two or three teachers are teaming up on the project with their class of students, one designated "Team Leader" teacher must act as the referring coordinator for the entirety of the project. The Team Leader will complete the online registration form on behalf of his/her team at the beginning of the project. S/he will also be responsible for both registering the student selected to represent his/her school and submitting that student’s work for the national poster exhibit at the end of the project.
Phase 1: Register online TODAY – Team Leader to fill out the online registration form on behalf of the team.
Phase 2: Start sending files: all students' essays and artwork to be uploaded for publication in the Storytelling Archive online.
Phase 3: Register the student selected to represent your school in the exhibition; Team Leader to register name of selected student to represent his/her school in an exhibition. Deadline: June 30, 2019 or December 30, 2019.
Phase 4: Team Leader to submit students' work electronically. That submission process has 2 parts and should be sent as a ZIP file. Deadline for file submission: June 30, 2019 or December 30, 2019.
- The Poster: The poster is for the physical exhibit in 2020. You and your team will have the difficult task of selecting one work you wish to represent your school in that show. But, please feel free to send us all the other posters as well as high resolution JPGs.
- Essays and Artwork: Separate from the poster(s), we will be featuring all of the students’ works in our storytelling archive online, so please send in all individual files (text and high-resolution art images).
An email confirmation will be sent to each school’s Team Leader within two days of completed submission delivery. A follow-up email will be sent after review of the submissions. Please note: it is the project leaders’ responsibility to ensure that entry rules are adhered to.
Exhibiting the work in Spring 2020:
- Because this is meant as a community project, it is strongly encouraged that all participating schools find a way to display their students’ work locally in their school or local community, as a show of unity.
- An Online Exhibition will showcase all participating schools’ entries
- A National Poster Exhibition featuring 100 posters will be held in New York City.
There will be an opening reception for the National Poster Exhibition in the Spring of 2020.