ALSCA Annual National School Counseling Week Poster & Essay Contest

Contest Information & Materials

2023-2024 ALSCA Poster & Essay Contest Information

2023-2024 ALSCA Poster & Essay Contest Cover Sheet


The poster and essay contest is open to all K-12 students in Alabama. Students are encouraged to reflect on how a school counselor has been instrumental in their school journey through a poster (K-2) or essay (3-12) following the guidelines in the official contest information. School-level winners will compete for state-level prizes.

State-level winners in grades K-11 will receive $30 for first place, $20 for second place, and $10 for 3rd place. State-level winners in 12th grade will receive a $1,000 scholarship for first place, a $500 scholarship for second place, and a $250 scholarship for third place for post-secondary study. Details are provided in the official contest information.

The school counselor of each state-level 1st place winner will be awarded a free registration to attend an ALSCA professional learning event during the 12-month period following the contest. Recipients must be an active ALSCA member at the time of entry submission and during the published guidelines of registration for the selected event.

Important Dates & Deadlines (2023-2024)

  • November 15, 2023 – Official Contest Launch at the ALSCA Affiliate Meeting
  • February 10, 2024 – Digital Upload Deadline
  • April 2024 – State-Level Winners Announced

Contact ALSCA with questions today!