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55th Annual Poetry & Art Contest

55th Annual NCDA Poetry and Art ContestThe National Career Development Association & North Carolina Career Development Association is hosting the 55thAnnual Poetry & Art Contest in celebration of National Career Development Month in November. Every adult and student enrolled in public, private, and parochial schools, and colleges are eligible. During the month of November, schools from across the state hold local, school, and district wide contests to celebrate National Career Development Month. 

Local winning entries in poetry, original art, and mixed media art are sent to the State Contest, hosted by the North Carolina Career Development Association. State winners move on to the National Contest.  North Carolina has had many national winners in the past. We hope to have even more this year.

The theme for this year’s contest is “My Future Career - Imagine the Possibilities”We are looking forward to receiving entries for the contest from individuals, schools, and colleges. For additional information, resources, and ideas on how to celebrate National Career Development Month, please click here for more NCDA contest details. Click here for the submission form.

Contest division areas 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

State contest deadlines: 

Please be mindful of the deadlines. Note all entries must go through either a school, local, district, or county contest.

  • Submissions should be sent to Morgan Ray and Kelsey Hines by January 25th

  • State winners will be notified (1stprize - $50, 2nd prize - $25, 3rdprize - $10; all winners receive a certificate).

  • April 2021 – National winners will be posted

  • June 2021 National winners work is displayed and recognized at NCDA 2021 Conference in Atlanta, GA (June 30 – July 2, 2021)

Thank you for your help in making this a successful contest for the state of NC.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Morgan Ray- mbray@waketech.edu

Kelsey Hines - khines1123@gmail.com

Co-Chairs NCCDA Poetry and Art Contest and National Career Development Month

55th Poetry & Art Contest

January 25, 2021 is deadline for submissions

April 2021 National winners will be posted

June 2021 National winners will have artwork displayed and recognized

 NCDM 2020-2021

November 2020 is National Career Development Month

November 16-20 is National Career Development Week

November 18 is National Career Development Day

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE 55TH ANNUAL POETRY & ART CONTEST!

Poetry

Intermediate Division (3-5)

1st place:  Aliyah Serrette, Alpha Academy

2nd place:  Moya Morgan, Alpha Academy

3rd place:  Marcus Holcombe, Alpha Academy     


Middle Division (6-8)

1st place:  Caroline Cates, Roxboro Community School

2nd place:  Israel Wesley, River Bend Middle School

3rd place:  Jalen Roberts, Manteo Middle School


Senior Division (9-12)

1st place:  Andrew McNichol, Crest High School

2nd place:  Brianna Powell, Jones Senior High School

3rd place:  Tyterrica Graham, High Point Central High School   


Adult Student (18+ enrolled in school)

1st place:   Hazel Pasley, Wilkes Community College

2nd place:   Riana Jackson, North Carolina A&T         

3rd place:   Reginald Goodwin, North Carolina A&T

Open Adult (18+ not enrolled in school)

1st place:  Laura Bethea

2nd place:  Loris Cummings


Art (Category 1)

Primary Division (K-2)

1st place:  Quinn Meacham, St. Egbert Catholic School

2nd place:  Kajsa Jonsson, Pearsontown Elementary School

3rd place:  PJ Hareell, Pearsontown Elementary School

Intermediate Division (3-5)

1st place:  Keyli Andrade, Hardeeville Elementary

2nd place:  Ella Bonchick, Pearsontown Elementary

3rd place:  Toby Chansuthus

Middle Division (6-8)

1st place:  Alexander Coleman, Kiser Middle School

2nd place:  Aditi Choudhury, Salem Middle School

3rd place:  Ismai Atif, Pinespring Prep

Senior Division (9-12)

1st place:  Azaria Surratt, Shelby High School    

2nd place:  Abigail Turner, JP Knapp Early College

3rd place:  Mary Paige, Shelby High School


Open Adult (18+ not enrolled in school)

1st place:   Allison Cox, Wake Tech CC    

2nd place:   Jason Dennis, NC A&T 

3rd place:   Krystalynn Johnson NC A&T



Art (Category 2)

Primary Division (K-2)

1st place:  Quinn Meacham, St Edgbert Catholic School

middle Division (6-8)

1st place:  Jasmine Hean, Riverbend Middle School      

2nd place:  Francesca Mueller, Manteo Middle School

3rd place:  Nhi Le, River Bend Middle School


senior division (9-12)

1st place:  Leshae Lawrence, Hillside New Tech High School

2nd place:  Madison Pickett, Crest High School




Adult student (18+ enrolled in school)

1st place:  Susan Haughney, Wake Technical Community College                    

2nd place: Kitty Scott, Wake Technical Community College

3rd place:  Shannon Bowlin, Wilkes Community College

Open Adult (18+ not enrolled in school)

1st place: Rhonda Branch

2nd place: Penny Clontz

North Carolina's National Winners

Congratulations to the Winners of the 54th Annual National Poetry & Art Contest! Thanks for celebrating National Career Development Month!

National Career Development Month Winning Entries

Thank you for your help in making this a successful contest for the state of NC.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

 Kelsey Hines- khines1123@gmail.com

 Morgan Ray - mbray@waketech.edu

Co-Chairs NCCDA Poetry and Art Contest and National Career Development Month

North Carolina Career Development Association nccdamembers@gmail.com

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