Design-A-Decal Contest Celebrates 33 Years of Winners

Educators and students continue to participate in annual contest

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DES MOINES, IA (11/16/2017) (readMedia)-- Iowa State Education Association (ISEA) members around the state have used ISEA's student-designed stickers to celebrate student achievement and good work for more than 30 years. Now in its 33rd year, the popular Design-A-Decal program gives recognition to students when their winning designs are printed on stickers and educators are able to use them for positive feedback.

Students compete in three, grade-level categories: elementary (K-5); junior high/middle school (6-8); and high school (9-12). The 24 winning designs are printed in full color on sheets of one-inch square stickers and each design is featured twice.

"The Design-a-Decal contest is one of our longest-standing and most popular programs because it's so much fun for the students. Educators find it's an excellent way to get students to think creatively and students come up with such great ideas year after year. The end result is a terrific page of stickers our members use on homework and other assignments to encourage good work," said Tammy Wawro, President of the ISEA.

The students who created the designs used on the decal sheets receive two plaques from the ISEA-one they keep and one to be displayed at their school.

(A listing with names of the schools, supervising teacher and students whose designs were selected for use on the decal sheets is attached. Also attached is a picture of the winning decals.)


The ISEA promotes quality public education by placing students at the center of everything we do while advocating for education professionals.