web analytics

NCDA Poetry & Art Contest

National Career Development Month is here! Join OCDA in standing out as the most creative and expressive career association by sharing your artistic or poetic talents by clicking HERE for competition information.

Who can enter the NCDA Poetry & Art Contest?

Every adult and student enrolled is eligible, as well as adult practitioners who are not enrolled in school. Content divisions include:

  • Primary – grades K-2
  • Intermediate – grades 3-5
  • Middle – grades 6-8
  • Senior – grades 9-12
  • Adult Student – ages 18 and older, enrolled in school
  • Open Adult – ages 18 and older, not enrolled in school

What is this year’s theme?

You are designing a piece of one-page art (created digitally or scanned) or a poem—both virtually submitted as an 8.5” x 11”.pdf, .jpeg or .png file—to the following theme: “My Future Career – Imagine the Possibilities.”

When is my entry due and where do I submit my entry?

The deadline to submit your entry to OCDA is Monday, December 14 by 11:59:59PM EST. Click on the Submission Form to submit your poster or poem.

What happens if I win?

THERE ARE PRIZES!!! OCDA is providing the following prizes this year:

  • First place – $125
  • Second place – $100
  • Third place – $75

First- through third-place winners’ entries will be sent to the national level for the possibility to win a national award and to be put on display to professionals excited about creativity and careers!

We will also be doing a People’s Choice Award through OCDA social media for you to view the work and vote for your favorite to earn a certificate. Winners will also have the opportunity to attend the OCDA Annual Conference in May 2021 for free.