This November, we have the chance to elect candidates who will determine the future of public education. Enter our contest and design a postcard that encourages everyone to vote early and
support candidates who stand with students and educators.

Design a postcard that:

  • Encourages members and allies to vote early for candidates who promise to put students first in the 2022 midterm elections
  • 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 color
  • 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 13, 2022. Scroll down to see the official entry form!

Postcard Sample: Vote for Education
SAMPLE ENTRY: Contest submissions must be horizontal and measure 4″ by 6″.

Contest Rules

  • 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 4 finalists, chosen by NEA, will be posted on this site on June 17, 2022. NEA members will be allowed to vote for their favorite entry until voting ends at 12 p.m. ET on July 5, 2022.
  • Winners will be announced on or around July 5, 2022.


1st Place: $2,500 cash prize and a donation of $500 in art supplies to the winner’s school

2nd Place: $1,000 cash prize

3rd Place: $500 cash prize

Read the full contest rules.

Submissions are now closed.

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