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56th Annual Poetry & Art Contest

“The Future of Work: The Role of Artificial Intelligence and Automation”

The National Career Development Association & North Carolina Career Development Association is hosting the 56thAnnual 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. The theme for this year’s contest is “The Future of Work: The Role of Artificial Intelligence and Automation". 

You must place at the state level to qualify for the national contest. Those who place at the state level will be submitted to the national contest. The state contest deadline is December 20, 2021. State winners will be notified via email. National Results will be posted on the NCDA website in May of 2022.

Submit contest entries via the links below.

Art Form: https://forms.gle/U1FfchxhjzaXDk76A

Poetry Form: https://forms.gle/QeYfwgaeefG5xEFC8 

Entries will be judged on how they celebrate and inspire career development with a positive tone while emphasizing the national theme.  Your ideas are valuable and worth celebrating!

Every adult and student enrolled school is eligible, as well as adult practitioners who are not in school. Entries may be either poetry or art.

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

National Contest submission deadline is February 20, 2022 – State Coordinators will submit on behalf of our NC CDM Winners!

Prizes:

1st prize - $50
2nd prize - $25
3rd prize - $10

All winners receive a certificate.

Every adult and student enrolled school is eligible, as well as adult practitioners who are not in school. Entries may be either poetry or art.

National Awards National awards will be given to the first, second, and third place winners in the six divisions in both the Poetry and Art Contests. National winners will be recognized on the NCDA website, www.ncda.org, in May of 2022. The winning entries will also be on display at the Annual Global Conference in Anaheim, CA, June 27-29, 2022. National winners will receive from the National Career Development Association, a certificate and a special congratulations gift. 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



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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