2019 Poster Contest Rules

Who May Enter

Any NY State student enrolled in a public, parochial, or private school, regardless of grade, who is less than 21 years of age before the deadline date, may submit an entry. Only INDIVIDUAL students may submit entries (no “partner” or “team” entries). In order to give every school district an equal chance, only 12 posters will be accepted from any district. It is suggested that school districts have a preliminary contest to decide which 12 posters are sent. If the district sends more than 12 entries, it will be disqualified.


The posters in each classification will be displayed at the 69th AMTNYS Annual Meeting at The Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center in Rochester, NY from November 15-16, 2019. The participants of the 2019 AMTNYS Poster Contest work will be displayed at the Legislative Building in Albany at the concourse level of the Empire State Plaza in April 2020. If school districts would like the posters returned please contact your Assembly person to collect the posters by 4 PM on the last display date, and then have them return the posters to your school. If you or your Assembly person are unable to collect your schools posters on that day, please contact Stephanie Franck for a later date to collect the posters.


Winners in each grade classification will be decided at the conference by the poster contest committee. If you wish to participate on the poster contest committee, please contact Stephanie Franck. There will be a first prize of $75, a second prize of $50, and a third prize of $25 for each grade classification. The prizes will be forwarded to the winners at their school.

Returning Posters

Anyone interested in having the posters returned should make arrangements with the Poster Contest Contact person, Stephanie Franck, prior to the annual conference. Due to postage costs, we will not be able to return the posters by mail.

New Poster Specifications

  • Designs should be submitted on quality tag, poster, illustration board, or heavy paper.
  • Overall poster size can be no smaller than 12" x 18" and no larger than 22" x 28".
  • Poster thickness may be no more than 3/8”.
  • No 3-D objects may protrude from the surface of the poster (including beads, buttons, yarn, etc.)
  • Posters can be a digitally created picture (using paint-shop pro, gimp or photo-shop)
  • Posters must be illustrated on the vertical axis only.
  • Grade Classification must be indicated on the FRONT OF THE POSTER as follows:
    • P for grades K-2
    • M for grades 6-8
    • E for grades 3-5
    • S for grades 9-12
  • The poster's theme is "Strength in Numbers". The slogan can be reworded, provided that the concept itself is not altered.
  • An entry information form (see below) must be placed ON THE BACK of each entry. It must be legibly printed and completely filled in, including a circle around the correct grade classification. If the entry form is placed on the front of the poster, it will be disqualified.


Poster Form


Completed poster designs must be postmarked by midnight SEPTEMBER 30, 2019, and received by October 7th.

Mail Entries to: Stephanie Franck 604 North Broadway, Apt.1, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

If the person mailing the posters would like to include an e-mail address, he/she will be contacted confirming receipt of the posters.

We look forward to your participation!