Design-An-Ad and Photography Contest 2019

Design-an-Ad and Photography Contest 2019WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Standard-Examiner Newspapers in Education

February 20 – April 28, 2019

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.

2019 Calendar

Monday, Feb. 25 –  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. 25- April 1 –  Student and public photo contest entries may be uploaded at

Wednesday, March 20 – Ads due back from teachers. Teachers may drop off submissions at the Standard-Examiner or upload them at

April 5- April 14 –  Standard-Examiner online readers choose winning ads and photos to be published.

Sunday, April 28 – Winners of the Design-An-Ad and photography contest are published in the annual NIE Design-An-Ad section online and in the Standard-Examiner.


2019 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. 25, 2019.
  • 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 20th. 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 April 5-April 14.
  • The first place ad chosen by the public will be published in the NIE Design-An-Ad section Sunday, April 28, 2019.
  • There will be a Grand Prize winner, plus 1st and 2nd place prizes will be awarded to the students.

2019 Design-An-Ad Photography Contest Rules

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (any age) & STUDENTS Grades 5-12
The 2019 Design-An-Ad Photography Contest will be judged based on the theme “My Community.”
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.26-April 1 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 Sunday, April 28, 2019. 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 is April 1st, and ads are due March 20, 2019.
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



Please follow & like us