School Wellness Programs

5th Annual School Wellness Poster Contest

New York City public school students in grades K-12 were invited to submit a poster design for the 5th Annual School Wellness Poster Contest this winter. Designs promoted wellness in schools and included healthy mind and body, mental and physical health benefits of eating nutritious food, being physically fit, and getting adequate sleep. Schools play an important role in promoting wellness for everyone in our school communities. To learn more about school wellness, read our Wellness Policy, see which schools have school wellness council grants, or view tools and resources for wellness in schools.

The deadline for contest entries has passed. Thanks to all who submitted entries and stay tuned for announcements about this year's winners. The winning designs will appear on posters displayed in schools citywide, on the DOE website, and in other documents used to increase awareness of School Wellness, including a colorful calendar. The poster contest guidelines are available by clicking here. A flyer to promote the poster contest at your school can be downloaded here. As an additional resource, the winning designs from last year and previous years are available for viewing below.

One winner and three runners-up will be selected from each grade level: elementary, middle, and high school. The three winners at each grade level receive $500 worth of wellness equipment/materials for their schools. The three runners-up at each grade level receive $250 worth of wellness equipment/materials for their school.

For more information, contact the Office of School Wellness Programs at