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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 54TH ANNUAL POETRY & ART CONTEST!

Poetry

Intermediate Division (3-5)

1st place: Jack McGee, Nags Head Elementary

2nd place: Tobias Chansuthus, Nags Head Elementary

3rd place: Alayana Hudson, Pinnacle Classical Academy


Middle Division (6-8)

1st place: Jaylen Lindsey, First Flight Middle

2nd place: Tessa Schoenover, A. C. Reynolds Middle School

3rd place: Lily Allen, Newport Middle School


Senior Division (9-12)

1st place: Lucy Holland, CECHS

2nd place: Donquarius Parker, New Tech High School

3rd place: Daniel Perry, New Tech High School


Open Adult (18+ not enrolled in school)

1st place: Crystal Waters, East Carolina University

2nd place: Sonya Jordan, Wilkes Community College


Art (Category 1)

Intermediate Division (3-5)

1st place: Carter Mikell, Pinnacle Classical Academy

2nd place: Brandon Cantera, Pinnacle Classical Academy

3rd place: Broadman Davies, Pinnacle Classical Academy

Middle Division (6-8)

1st place: Ashley Winslow, Newport Middle School

2nd place: Madelyn Barnette, First Flight Middle

3rd place: George Powell, Cape Hatteras Secondary School

Senior Division (9-12)

1st place: Michelle Liu, Shelby High School

1st place: Cloey Davis, Manteo Middle School

3rd place: Caleb Barker, Manteo Middle School


Open Adult (18+ not enrolled in school)

1st place: Ronda Branch, Shelby High School

Art (Category 2)

middle Division (6-8)

1st place: Jamie Hopkins, Manteo Middle School

2nd place: Connor Creech, Newport Middle School

3rd place: Diana Lazaro, Manteo Middle School


senior division (9-12)

1st place: Layne Sparks, Shelby High School

2nd place: Nya Pledger, Manteo High School

3rd place: Abby Flowers, Manteo High School



Adult student (18+ enrolled in school)

1st place: Adrian Guerrero, Wilkes Community College

2nd place: Jayme Martin, Wilkes Community College

3rd place: Lexi Thomas, Wilkes Community College

Open Adult (18+ not enrolled in school)

1st place: Sabrina A. Bowman, Wilkes Community College

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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