Design-An-Ad and Photography Contest

Design-An-Ad Contest
Design-An-Ad Sponsor

2018 Design-An-Ad photography sponsor

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.

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.


2018 Design-An-Ad Contest Rules

  • 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.

2018 Design-An-Ad Photography Contest Rules

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (any age) & STUDENTS Grades 5-12
The 2018 Design-An-Ad Photography Contest will be judged based on the theme “This is _____.”
We want student and public entries to 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.5-March 2 at
  • Photography chosen for publication in the NIE Design-An-Ad section will compete for prizes in one of two categories, Student or Public.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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 for Design-An-Ad or the Photography Contest
Register here

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



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