Design-An-Ad and Photography Contest

Design-An-Ad Contest
Standard-Examiner Newspapers in Education

February 5 – March 30, 2018


What is the Design-An-Ad Contest?

The Design-An-Ad contest provides art curriculum for local teachers and allows students the opportunity to show off their talents. Local businesses sponsor a classroom and the students create an ad campaign for them. Winners receive a small prize. Winning ads and students are recognized in a special Design-An-Ad publication.

2018 Calendar

Monday, Feb. 5 –  Deadline for class registration. A maximum of 30 classes will be selected to participate. Classes will be assigned to businesses by a random drawing.

Monday, Feb. 5- March 2 –  Student and public photo contest entries may be uploaded at

Friday, March 2 – Ads due back from teachers. Please have students attach a 2” x 3”-size photo of themselves to their entry. Photos are published of the winners (in all categories) in the NIE Design-An-Ad section.

March 13-18 –  Standard-Examiner online readers choose winning ads and photos to be published.

Friday, March 30 – Winners of the Design-An-Ad and photography contest are published in the annual NIE Design-An-Ad section in the Standard-Examiner.


Design-An-Ad Contest Rules 2018

• Registration will be accepted from teachers only, for the entire class (min. 20 students).
• Registration and entries cannot be accepted from individual students for this contest.
• Teachers may register their classes to participate in the contest by completing the Design-An-Ad Registration form link at the end of this page.
• The contest is limited to 30 classes. A class will be matched to a business by a random drawing from the completed registration forms. Deadline to register is Monday, Feb. 5, 2018.
• Teachers whose classes are drawn will receive an email packet containing entry forms, advertiser guidelines, and instructions to help students design an original ad for a local business.
• Teachers will submit all of the designed ads to the Standard-Examiner by March 2. The businesses will select their three favorite ads from the class entries.
• The Standard-Examiner’s live online community will vote for the overall winners March 13-18.
• The first place ad chosen by the public will be published in the NIE Design-An-Ad section Friday, March 30, 2018.
• There will be a Grand Prize winner, plus 1st and 2nd place prizes will be awarded to the students.

Photography Contest Rules 2018

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (any age) & STUDENTS Grades 5-12
This year’s photography contest will be judged based on the theme of “This is _____.”
We ask that student and public entries use the theme in their subject matter.

• One entry per person, additional entries may result in disqualification.
• Photos should be non-illustrated, without special effects or computer manipulation.
• Entries should be the original work of the photographer and should not have been previously submitted to this contest.
• Photos must be uploaded to the Design-An-Ad website in jpg format.
• Link for entries will be available from Feb.2-March 2 at
• Photo entries and participants will be chosen from Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Morgan, and Weber counties.
• Photography chosen for publication in the NIE Design-An-Ad section will compete for prizes in one of two categories, Student or Public. The following prizes will be given to each category:
Grand Prize, First Place, and Second Place. Prizes are provided from Farr’s Jewelry and Camera store.
• The NIE Design-An-Ad section publishes on Friday, March 30, 2018. The publication will include the winning entries, plus any other photos chosen by the judges for publication.


Deadline for completed photos & ads is Friday, March 2, 2018.


Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place for each category

To receive a teacher packet
Register here

Or Call or Email Dave Prout | | 801-625-4424



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