The poster and essay contest is open to all K-12 Alabama students. Students are encouraged to describe how a school counselor has been instrumental in their school journey through a poster (K-2) or essay (3-12). 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. This scholarship is sponsored and provided by the Alabama School Counselor Association. Acceptance into a post-secondary institution at the time of scholarship award along with proof of enrollment is required prior to the distribution of funds. Winners will be provided instructions for accessing their scholarship.
The school counselor of each state-level 1st place winner will be awarded free registration to attend the following ALCA Annual Fall Conference if they are an ALSCA member at the time entries are submitted to the state-level contest and also at registration time for the ALCA Annual Fall Conference.
The contest runs from December to February, with winners announced in the spring.
Participants should be current students in Alabama schools, grades K – 12. Note: Only 1 entry per student is permitted.
All entries should reflect the designated theme.
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