Program Cover Design Contest
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Design Contest Rules and Info
Entry Form for the Design Contest
Student Art Showcase — bring your students’ art to the Conference!

Conference Program Cover Design Contest

Each year, we invite students to design the cover for the annual Conference Program. The art will be shared on the web and in print and will be viewed by tons of educators and guests.

2024 Conference in Los Angeles, CA, on April 25-28, CCEA PlusThe Conference theme is announced in the fall each year, in advance of the spring Conference event. We begin accepting entries for the Conference in September, with an early spring deadline.

Entries will be decided by committee, and the winning design will become the cover for the Conference program and on other event materials. We’re proud to feature student art so prominently at our annual #AltEd event, full of educators and administrators from across California.

We also showcase more student art at the Conference venues, so teachers and students still have a chance to display these entries and all other works. Learn how to submit artwork for the Student Art Showcase below.

Please submit student designs through the form below by the contest’s deadline, March 15th (extended date!).

Art Work Submission Specifications:

The art work must be submitted digitally, and be:

  1. High Resolution: 300 DPI, for print quality.
  2. Dimensions: 8.5″ x 10″ (portrait layout, standard page size).
  3. Colors: full color, or black and white.
  4. Format: PDF or JPG.
  5. Original artwork — no cut and paste from other sources.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Reaching for the Stars, Putting a Spotlight on Alternate Education”. The student’s design should visually compliment the conference theme with original art.


Apply no later than March 1
Submit student artwork by filling in the submission form below.

Winner announced April 1
All entries will be viewed and the winner will be notified.

Design Contest Submission Form

To submit student artwork for the Cover Contest, please fill in the form below.

Please submit one student entry at a time.

    Contact Information

    Contact Name / Your Name *
    Primary contact regarding this submission.

    Contact Email *
    Primary email for corresponding about this submission.

    Contact Phone *
    Primary number to be reached concerning this submission.

    Please note: we prefer email for correspondence and documents.

    Student Information

    Name of Student *

    Age of Student *

    Grade Level of Student *

    Length of Time Student has been Enrolled in Current School *

    Name of School *

    Sponsor Contact Information

    We perfer that the student is sponsored by a current professional member of CCEA Plus or an employee of a CCEA Plus member school. You may register for new membership here in conjunction with this submission.

    CCEA Plus Member Email *
    Please enter the active member email, or primary email account for the school's membership.

    Active Account on the CCEA Plus Website? *
    Does the sponsor have an account or login on the CCEA Plus website?
    YesNoNot Sure!

    Active CCEA Plus Member? *
    Is the sponsor a confirmed member?
    YesNoNot Sure!

    Does the School Have an Active CCEA Plus School Membership? *
    YesNoNot Sure!

    Artwork Submission Instructions

    You may attach the artwork via email once you submit this form -- instructions will be sent to you.

    You will receive an email reply with important information regarding your submission. Submit your form by clicking the button below, and read the email you get. Once you receive the email, you may attach the student artwork file at that time.

    By submitting artwork, the sponsor assures CCEA Plus that the art is original and that if selected, the school and artist will permit CCEA to reprint and repost it.

    Student Art Showcase

    CCEA Plus 2022 Friday GalaBring your student art to the Conference!

    We showcase student art at the Conference venues in prominent display areas, so teachers and students still have a chance to share these entries and all other works. There will be a Student Art Showcase at the next annual Conference. If you would like to include your students’ art, please contact the art show coordinator directly to share the works:

    Kathleen Rarewala
    Visual and Performing Arts Department, Rancho Del Mar HS
    Email: rarewala (at) pvpusd (dot) net