2018 School Wellness Campaign Contest Now Open!
Submission deadline: March 19, 2018
Physical education, health education, and wellness programs help ensure that students are active, focused, and ready to learn, that they feel welcome and respected, and know how to build healthy relationships. In 2018, it’s your students’ turn to share their school health and wellness message across the City!
We invite all public school students in grades K – 12 to create a design or a public service announcement (PSA) to promote a school wellness-related issue that they care about.
Think about an image, slogan, logo, song, or message you’d like to see on a poster, bumper sticker, campaign button, subway ad, TV or social media campaign, t-shirt, or…use your imagination!
Winning designs will appear in the 2018-19 School Wellness calendar, on promotional items such as t-shirts, on the DOE website and social media accounts, and in other DOE materials. Who knows, you may even see your design on the subway some day!
Looking for inspiration? Check out the updated 2017 DOE Wellness Policy, read about School Wellness Councils, and browse past issues of our School Wellness Weekly newsletter.
Who Can Enter?
All current New York City public school students in grades K-12 are eligible. Teachers must submit the entries on behalf of their students.
What Should We Submit?
- Elementary students: Submit artwork or a design with a wellness slogan.
- Middle/high school students: Submit a public awareness campaign design.
- Any student may submit a song, spoken word, or video as their entry.
These are judged in a separate category.
When is the Deadline?
11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 19
What Can We Win?
- Schools: One winner in each grade band (elementary, middle, high school) will win a free school mural that their school community will create in partnership with Groundswell. Runner-up schools can win field trips and student activities sponsored by Appalachian Mountain Club and other partners; t-shirts printed with the winning design, and other great prizes!
- Students: The winner in the song, spoken word, or video category gets to work with Hip Hop Public Health and professional producers to produce a free track for their video. Other winning students will receive free passes to health and fitness opportunities, and all student winners and runners up will receive a swag bag.
Download this flyer to promote the contest at your school or office.
For more information or questions, contact the Office of School Wellness Programs at email@example.com.
View Past Winners
2016-2017 Wellness Poster Winners
2014-2015 Wellness Poster Winners
2013-2014 Wellness Poster Winners
2012-2013 Wellness Poster Winners
2011-2012 Wellness Poster Winners
2010-2011 Wellness Poster Winners
2009-2010 Wellness Poster Winners