Partnership for After School Education


December 01, 2016

​New York City Department of Education's 2017 Cover Design Competition

New York City Department of Education (DOE), in collaboration with Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, is hosting the 2017 Cover Design Competition. The competition encourages participants to reflect on their lives as public school students in New York City and express their ideas artistically in the form of a cover design. The winning designs will be featured on DOE school directories, which are distributed to thousands of students and their families across New York City. This competition is an opportunity for students to showcase their artistic talents and be recognized for their creativity. The competition is open to all students currently enrolled in a New York City public high school. Students may enter on their own or through their teachers. See Official Entry Guidelines for full details. Submissions are due December 16, 2016.

December 01, 2016

2017 Profile in Courage Essay Contest for Youth

In honor of the 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's birth, the 2017 Profile in Courage Essay Contest is featuring a first-place prize of $20,000, cash awards for the top 25 essays, and a special contest topic. Essays must describe an act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. The contest is open to US high school students (grades 9-12) attending public, private, parochial, or home schools as well as US students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program. Contest deadline is January 4, 2017.