Enter to Win the 2014-2015 NYC DOE Sustainability Poster Contest!

For the fourth year, the NYC DOE Sustainability Initiative is hosting an artwork contest, but we’re changing it up this year! Students can create poster art with a CALL TO ACTION for sustainability initiatives within DOE schools. The topic can be anything within the realm of sustainability (energy, water, ecology, etc.), but must refer to an action that could be taken at school.  The goal of the contest is to create a dialogue among students, teachers, and administrative staff.


The contest is open to all NYC DOE schools (including charters) from all grade levels (K-12). Nine pieces of original art will be selected that best illustrate how the school community can take action to be more sustainable. The winners will be grouped by age level; 3 Elementary, 3 Middle School, and 3 High School. Three sets of grade-level posters will be produced and be available for schools to order at no cost after the contest (limited quantities). Prizes will be awarded to all 9 winners at an award ceremony later in the year. The final art work will be selected based on the design's message, subject relevance, and artistic originality.

Contest Rules:

  1. All entries should be submitted on 8.5 x 11 standard white paper, oriented in either landscape  or portrait format (horizontally or vertically).
  2. All entries must have student information clearly written on the back: student name, school name, borough, and grade level. Entries with missing or illegible student information will be disqualified.
  3. All entries must be submitted with a completed and signed Release Form.  Entries missing the release form will be disqualified.

            Release Form - English
            Release Form - Chinese
            Release Form - Spanish
            Release Form - Arabic

Deadline - Received in the Office of Sustainability by December 19, 2014.

Sustainability Poster Contest Flyer (pdf)

Submission Address:

NYC Department of Education
Sustainability Poster Contest
Sharon Jaye, 5th Floor
44-36 Vernon Blvd.
Long Island City, NY 11101

Questions? Contact the Office of Sustainability