Elections have a huge impact on public school students and educators.

The candidates we elect determine how much funding schools and educators get, which books appear on our library shelves, how many students we can feed, and so much more.

Enter our contest and design a postcard that encourages people to vote early and support candidates who will fight for students, educators, and public schools.

SAMPLE: Submissions must be horizontal and measure 4″ by 6″.

Design a postcard that:

  • Encourages people to vote early and features a message that centers public schools, educators, and/or students.
  • Does not promote any particular candidate or political party, or disparage any person or group
  • Uses all-original text and imagery (no previously published material, or trademarks other than NEA’s horizontal or square logo).
  • Measures 4″ by 6″, is designed in landscape orientation, and contains 8 or fewer colors.
  • Is blank on the reverse side, to allow for sender’s message, address and postage.
  • All entries must be uploaded via this site (see below) by 5:00 p.m. ET on June 14, 2024. Scroll down to see the official entry form!


1st Place: $2,500 cash prize 

2nd Place: $1,000 cash prize

3rd Place: $500 cash prize


Entrant must be a legal resident of the U.S., 18 or older, and an NEA member in good standing.

One entry per person.

Up to 6 finalists, chosen by NEA, will be posted on this site on July 1, 2024. NEA members will be allowed to vote for their favorite entry until voting ends at 5 p.m. ET on July 19, 2024.

Winners will be announced on or around July 29, 2024.

Read the full contest rules.

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1. Tell us about you.

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2. Upload your completed design.

Accepted file types: jpg, png, psd, ai, pdf, indd, Max. file size: 50 MB.
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3. Agree to the following terms and conditions.

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