Poster Design Contest Rules
1. Basic Information
The contest is open to all National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA) member students. All entries should be submitted on an individual basis. No shared work is allowed.
Up to two posters per student.
Entries must be submitted to the NSDA by Wednesday, December 4, 2019.
2. Poster Requirements
Design or propose a poster to encourage and promote a celebration of National Speech and Debate Education Day (March 6, 2020). All subject matter must be in good taste.
Poster designs should contain:
- The name of the day (National Speech and Debate Education Day) and/or our official NSDE Day logo
- The date: March 6, 2020
A small credit line with the student’s name is allowed.
Poster can be horizontal or vertical, measuring 8.5” x 11″.
Any mixed media suitable for reproduction as a poster is allowed, including computer-generated graphics. Posters must be two-dimensional. All posters must be original art. No trademarked or copyrighted images or phrases should be used, with the exception of the NSDA logo, if applicable.
Digital designs should be submitted as a 300 dpi JPG or PDF. If submitting a traditional painting or drawing, it should be scanned and sent as a 300 dpi JPG or PDF.
One winner will be chosen by a panel of NSDA judges and announced by December 10, 2019.
The winning poster design may be displayed at the NSDA, reproduced on the official NSDA website, staging.speechanddebate.org, and on NSDA social media channels at the sole discretion of the NSDA. The NSDA will assume full ownership of the content, including any profits if the poster is ever associated with a sale.
All winning entries become the property of the NSDA.
Except as used by the NSDA, all artists, including the winner, will retain the rights to their work. Entry in the contest constitutes full permission to publish names and photos of winners without further compensation. The determination of eligibility of entries and any interpretation of these rules is at the sole discretion of the NSDA, and shall be final and binding upon all entrants.
By participating, the entrant agrees to abide by and be bound by these rules.