NJCIE’s Annual Poster Contest

The New Jersey Coalition for Inclusive Education is hosting its 11th Annual Inclusion Works Poster Contest. The contest is sponsored by the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association, and open to NJ public school students in grades 1-12. The poster contest will kick off on December 2nd as a way to celebrate National Inclusive Schools Week. The contest will run from December 2, 2019 – April 3, 2020.

Public school children from across the state compete in NJCIE's poster contest annually. The contest has taught countless students the importance of inclusion for almost ten years. When ALL students are included everyone SHINES!

Annual Poster Contest Winners


2019-2020 Contest

This year's contest

This year's annual poster contest theme is Inclusion Works! Posters should illustrate why inclusion is important, what it means to you, what it looks like in your school, on the playground, in the classroom, on the school bus. Talk about your ideas with your friends, teachers, family & send us your own vision on how Inclusion Works.

One Grand Prize Winner will be chosen and his/her poster will be displayed on NJCIE's website. Please help support Inclusive Education by having your students participate in this year’s contest.


Original artwork must be completed by a student(s) attending a public school within a local school district. Must be a two-dimension painting, drawing, collage or combination, in color or black & white

Post MUST have a label that includes:

  • Artist(s) name

  • School name & address

  • Grade

  • School contact person’s name

  • School contact person’s phone number & email address

*If all label information is not included and legible, the poster will not be considered

Submissions: Please send in a flat envelope; multiple posters may be submitted in one envelope. Do not roll, fold, mount, frame or laminate. Posters must be received by April 3, 2020. Late submissions will not be considered. Submissions will not be returned; all submissions become the property of NJCIE; no compensation will be provided.

Mail Submissions To:


60 Park Place, Suite 208

Newark, NJ 07102


Posters will be judged on how well they convey the message of “Inclusion Works!”, originality, creativity, attractiveness, and if they meet all of the criteria requirements outlined. Winners will be selected in each Category & a Grand Prize winner will be selected.


The Grand Prize winner will receive a $250 award. Printed copies of his/her poster will be distributed to schools throughout the state and be placed on NJCIE’s website. Winners’ posters and those receiving honorable mentions will be announced & exhibited at NJCIE’s Summer Inclusion Conference. 

*Keep In Mind*

An inclusive school is one in which inclusion works and refers to a local public school where everyone feels accepted regardless of their learning challenges, differences, or disabilities.

Please contact NJCIE at 732-613-0400 or njcie@njcie.org with any questions. We look forward to seeing your work!