Yearbook Cover Contest!
Wed, Oct 25 9:06pm

Hello everyone!!


We are inviting all Chadbourne Elementary School Students to enter their drawings in our Yearbook Cover Design Contest. 


The winning selection will be displayed on the front cover of our 2023-2024 yearbook. The top nine runners-up artwork will appear on the back cover of the yearbook.  All art work may be used as clipart in the yearbook.


First Prize:  Design featured on the yearbook cover and a  FREE yearbook


Cover theme : CHADBOURNE TO ME- draw whatever they envision school means to them - so it can cover a favorite spot in school like classroom, library, lunch area, a favorite subject, a favorite activity, or the school building. 


Contest Rules :

  • Art must be on a plain(unlined) 8.5"x11” paper with vertical orientation.
  • Only 2-D artwork will be accepted (no pop-ups).
  • Please SCAN your artwork, DO NOT take a picture of it with your cell phone. Scans must be high resolution, preferably 300 DPI. Save the scanned file as a JPG, TIF or PDF.
  • Artwork MUST INCLUDE:  
    • School name: Joshua Chadbourne Elementary School
    • School year: 2023-2024
  • Entries with abbreviations or spelling errors will be disqualified.
  • Please submit all entries to your student's teacher
  • Students may also email submissions to
  • Only ONE entry per student. 
  • DO NOT sign your artwork. Write your full name and room number on the back of the artwork paper in pencil.
  • ALL WORK MUST BE ORIGINAL! Use of commercial or licensed characters, trademarks and logos, copyrighted or offensive material will disqualify your entry.
  • No Tracing is allowed 
  • Artwork must be submitted no later than Wednesday, November 8th, 2023.
  • Late entries will not be accepted
  • Failing to follow the contest rules may disqualify your entry.


  • You can use any medium to design the cover: colored pencils, crayons, watercolors, markers, etc. 
  • Leave a ½” bleed border around the edge of your artwork. No text should be within ½” of the edges of the page. Bleed is like a border all around the page, color that too.
  • Fill all the space with colors even the bleed border.
  • Use brighter colors and stay away from neon colors.
  • Remember that small writing and small pictures can be hard to see. Use the whole sheet of paper!
  • Neat and legible handwriting  is a plus.
  • Questions? email
  • All rules and guidelines are included in the attached PDF as well.

All the best and have fun !


Rohini Nayyar

Yearbook Chair 23-34