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 2016 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 Submissions1/11
All Submissions Due2/5
Finalists Notified 2/8–2/12
Workshops for Finalists (Required)2/24; 3/2; 3/9; 3/16
Public Vote 3/21-3/25
Awards Ceremony4/6

Thank you to all who submitted designs for the Cover Design Competition! We are no longer accepting submissions for this year.