National Career Development Month NCDA Poetry & Art Contest
NCDA promotes career development through its annual celebration of National Career Development Month. Every November, career development professionals are encouraged to celebrate with career related activities. In particular, NCDA sponsors an annual Poetry and Art Contest.
November 2023 is National Career Development Month.
November 13-17 is National Career Development Week.
November 15 is National Career Development Day.
Announcing the 58th annual Poetry & Art Contest!
Art of the Mind: The Connection Between Wellness and Career Success
Participants are encouraged to use artistic expression to reflect on their personal journey, career goals, and aspirations while promoting well-being, self-awareness, and resilience, which are essential as they progress through their careers.
View the 58th annual Poetry and Art Contest brochure for complete details.
Entries will be judged on how they celebrate and inspire career development with a positive tone while emphasizing the national theme. Your ideas are valuable and worth celebrating!
Every adult and student enrolled school is eligible, as well as adult practitioners who are not in school. Entries may be either poetry or art. Contest divisions areas include:
- Primary – grades K-2
- Intermediate – grades 3-5
- Middle – grades 6-8
- Senior – grades 9-12
- Adult Student – ages 18 and older, enrolled in school
- Open Adult – ages 18 and older, not enrolled in school
The winning entries for each division will be recognized and displayed on the NCDA website in June, as well as at the annual Global Career Development Conference to be held in each summer. National winners will also receive a special certificate from the National Career Development Association. Complete contest rules are listed in the brochure.
- Language: English