Cover Design Competition

High School Cover Design Competition

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New York City Department of Education, in collaboration with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, presents the 2017 Cover Design Competition.


The Cover Design Competition encourages participants to reflect on their lives as public school students in New York City and express their ideas artistically in the form of a cover design. The winning designs will be featured on Department of Education school directories, which are distributed to thousands of students and their families across New York City. This competition is an opportunity for students to showcase their artistic talents and be recognized for their creativity.

Key Dates
Competition Open for Submissions 11/28
All Submissions Due 12/16
Finalists Notified 1/9-1/13
Workshops for Finalists (Required) 1/18; 1/25; 2/1; 2/8
Public Vote 2/13-2/17
Awards Ceremony 3/8