With 5 different awards, the Annual NHAWLT Poster Competition is our most popular student event.  In keeping with 21st century skills we are accepting both standard poster entries as well as digital entries.  The current theme, guidelines, and submission deadline can be found under the Poster Competition link along with past themes and winning posters.

High School (Grades 9-12) Winner

Ava Scholes, Grade 11

St. Thomas Aquinas High School

Teacher:  Miriam Hanlon

  

 

Elementary School (Grades 4-6) Winner

Chelsea Ongjoco, Grade 6

McKelvie Intermediate School

Teacher: Laren Carkin

 

 

 

Digital Poster Winner

 

Emma Arsenault, Grade 11

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy

Teacher: Michael Clauss

 

Our theme this year is "Communication is the first step in changing the world”. In keeping with 21st century skills we are accepting both standard poster entries as well as digital entries.  Please be sure to carefully read all of the guidelines below.

2017 NHAWLT Poster Contest

Theme: Communication is the first step in changing the world

 

TRADITIONAL (PAPER) POSTER RULES: Each poster must have the following:

1. All posters must say: “Communication is the first step in changing the world”

2. Original work of a current world language student whose teacher is currently a NHAWLT member in good standing.

3. No group entries.

4. Posters must measure 18” by 24.”

5. Lightweight poster material should be used (100# & 80# weight that can be rolled); NO 3-D images.

6. LIMIT: 5 (five) entries per school.

7. Illustrations must be used in addition to words.

8. No copyrighted figures are to be used. Avoid Spongebob, Snoopy, the Simpsons, etc.

9. Teachers submit the entry form below with entries & put requested info on the back of each poster.

10. Posters must be postmarked by March 30, 2017.

11. All posters become the property of NHAWLT. Winning posters will be displayed at the NH Dept. of Education.

12. Award-winning posters may be claimed at the Hospitality Desk at the close of the Fall Conference.

 

DIGITAL POSTER RULES: Each poster must have the following:

1. All posters must say: “Communication is the first step in changing the world”.

2. Original work of a current world language student whose teacher is currently a NHAWLT member in good standing.

3. No group entries.

4. Digital posters may be created in a wide array of formats and platforms.  A couple options are PDF, Prezi (www.prezi.com), Glogster (www.glogster.com).

5. It is the responsibility of the teacher to troubleshoot any technology issues that may arise.

6. LIMIT: 5 (five) entries per school.

7. Multi-media must be used in addition to words.

8. There is a maximum total of one minute of audio/video allowed per submission.

9. No copyrighted figures are to be used. Avoid Spongebob, Snoopy, the Simpsons, etc.

10. With the exception of preset graphics, text boxes, and frames, any multi-media (drawings, animations, photos, audio, or video) used on the poster must be the original work of the student. The student is responsible for work submitted and NHAWLT holds no liability for copyright infringement.

11. Teachers must submit an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with links to the FIVE top digital entries from their school. The e-mail should also include the requested poster identification information (see below) for each student’s poster.

12. Digital submissions must be received by March 30, 2017

13. Winning posters will be displayed on the NHAWLT website and showcased at the annual conference.

 

JUDGING CRITERIA for both contests:

Please look at our NHAWLT Poster Rubric for more detailed information.

(digital) Audio-Visual impact, over-all appealing effect

(traditional) Visual impact, over-all appealing effect

Theme relevance

Neatness

Originality

Accuracy

 

PRIZES:

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of NHAWLT each teacher of a winning student will also receive a $50 prize. Remember that you must be a current NHAWLT member in order to participate.

Top winners (paper) in each of the 4 following categories will be awarded $50.00:

Elementary School (grades K-3)

Elementary/Middle School (grades 4-6)

Middle/Junior High School (grades 7-8)

Senior High School (grades 9-12)

Top winner in the digital category (all ages) will also be awarded $50.00

POSTER IDENTIFICATION: each entry must include the following information on the back of the poster itself:

Student name: _____________ Grade: ______ Language: _____________ Level:_______

School: ____________________________________________________________________

School Address: _____________________________________________________________

School Telephone: ________________________ Teacher’s Name: ________________

Please submit this form with your posters (5 maximum) and mail (rolled) to:

Andrea Kaubris

St. Thomas Aquinas High School

197 Dover Point Rd.

Dover, NH 03820

 

School name: _____________________________________________________________________________

School address:____________________________________________________________________________

City & Zip code: ___________________________________________________________________________

School Telephone Number:  ___________________________________

  1. Student Name: ___________________________________________________________Grade: _____                           Teacher: ______________________________________________________

  2. Student Name: ___________________________________________________________Grade: _____               Teacher: ______________________________________________________

  3. Student Name: ___________________________________________________________Grade: _____               Teacher: ______________________________________________________

  4. Student Name: ___________________________________________________________Grade: _____               Teacher: ______________________________________________________

  5. Student Name: ___________________________________________________________Grade: _____               Teacher: ______________________________________________________

 

2012 NHAWLT Poster Contest

 

TRADITIONAL (PAPER) POSTER RULES: Each poster must have the following:

  1. All posters must say: "You’re Connected... Now Communicate!"

  2. Original work of a current world language student whose teacher is currently a NHAWLT member.

  3. No group entries.

  4. Posters must measure 18” by 24.”

  5. Lightweight poster material should be used (100# & 80# weight that can be rolled); NO 3-D images.

  6. LIMIT: 5 (five) entries per school.

  7. Illustrations must be used in addition to words.

  8. No copyrighted figures are to be used. Avoid Spongebob, Snoopy, the Simpsons, etc.

  9. Teachers submit the entry form below with entries & put requested info on the back of each poster.

  10. Posters must be postmarked or received by March 30.

  11. All posters become the property of NHAWLT. Winning posters displayed at the NH Dept. of Education.

  12. Award-winning posters may be claimed at the Hospitality Desk at the close of the Fall Conference.

 

DIGITAL POSTER RULES: Each poster must have the following:

  1. All posters must say: "You’re Connected... Now Communicate!"

  2. Original work of a current world language student whose teacher is currently a NHAWLT member.

  3. No group entries.

  4. Digital posters must be created using Glogster (www.glogster.com)

  5. It is the responsibility of the teacher to set up an account and provide students with a teacher code to create their own account.

 

Basic (free) individual teacher accounts can be created at this link:

http://edu.glogster.com/register?edu_type=teacher

 

Student accounts can be created at link below with a code provided to them by their teacher:

http://edu.glogster.com/register?edu_type=student

 

  1. LIMIT: 5 (five) entries per school.

  2. Multi-media must be used in addition to words.

  3. There is a maximum total of one minute of audio/video allowed on a poster.

  4. No copyrighted figures are to be used. Avoid Spongebob, Snoopy, the Simpsons, etc.

  5. With the exception of Glogster’s preset graphics, text boxes, and frames, any multi-media (drawings, animations, photos, audio, or video) used on the poster must be the original work of the student. The student is responsible for work submitted and NHAWLT holds no liability for copyright infringement.

  6. Teachers must submit an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with links to the FIVE top digital entries from their school. The e-mail should also include the requested info (see below) for each student’s poster.

  7. Submissions must be received by March 30.

  8. Winning posters will be displayed on the NHAWLT website and showcased at the annual conference.

 

JUDGING CRITERIA for both contests:

  • (digital) Audio-Visual impact, over-all appealing effect

  • (traditional) Visual impact, over-all appealing effect

  • Theme relevance

  • Neatness

  • Originality

  • Accuracy

 

PRIZES: Top winners (paper and digital) in each of the 5 following categories will be awarded $50.00:

  • Elementary School (grades K-3)

  • Elementary/Middle School (grades 4-6)

  • Middle/Junior High School (grades 7-8)

  • Senior High School (grades 9-12)

 

POSTER IDENTIFICATION: each entry must include the following information on the back of the poster itself:

 

Student name: _____________ Grade: ______ Language: _____________ Level:_______

School: ____________________________________________________________________

School Address: _____________________________________________________________

School Telephone: ( ) ________________________ Teacher’s Name: ________________

Please submit this form with your (paper) posters (5 maximum) and mail (rolled) to:

 

Svetlana Stewart, NHAWLT Poster Contest,

Alvirne HS 200 Derry Road, Hudson, NH 03051

_________________________________________________ School Name & Street Address

______________________________________________________________City & zip code

School Telephone Number: ( ) ___________________________________

Student Name: Grade: Teacher:

1._________________________________________________________________________

2._________________________________________________________________________

3._________________________________________________________________________

4._________________________________________________________________________

5._________________________________________________________________________

High School (Grades 9-12) Winner

 

Nicky Barnes, Grade 11

St. Thomas Aquinas High School

Teacher: Howard Puertas

 

Middle School (Grades 7-8) Winner

 

Ana Barlow, Grade 8

The Founders Academy

Teacher: Kathleen Miner Barlow

 

Elementary School (Grades 4-6) Winner

 

Chelsea Ongjoco, Grade 5

McKelvie Intermediate School

Teacher: Mrs. Richardson

 

Elementary School (Grades K-3) Winner

 

Susanna Glass, Grade 2

Lyme School

Teacher: Tom Harkins

 

Digital Poster Winner

 

Rainie May, Grade 12

Woodsville High School

Teacher: Linda Haggarty

 

 

High School (Grades 9-12) Winner

Shania Clark, Grade 11

Pembroke Academy

Teacher: Ursula Askins-Huber

 

Middle School (Grades 7-8) Winner

Claudia Cantin, Grade 8

Gilford Middle School

Teacher: Jo-Ann Belanger

 

Elementary School (Grades 4-6) Winner

Jacob Kim, Grade 6

McKelvie Intermediate School

Teacher: Linda Taccini

 

Elementary School (Grades K-3) Winner

Rosie Keith, Grade 3

Lyme School

Teacher: Tom Harkins

 

Digital Poster Winner

Madison Bush, Grade 8

Three Rivers School

Teacher: Emily Vilca

 

 

Digital Poster Winner

Kayleigh Bounds, Grade 10

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy

Teacher: Michael Clauss

 

Middle School (Grades 7-8) Winner

Morgan Burke, Grade 8

Ross A. Lurgio Midde School

Teacher: Señora Gagne

 

High School (Grades 9-12) Winner

Jonah Bras, Grade 10

Pembroke Academy

Teacher: Molly McCrum

 

Elementary School (Grades 4-6) Winner

Nikole Misage, Grade 6

McKelvie Intermediate School

Teacher: Madame Richardson

 

Elementary School (Grades K-3) Winner

Rosie Keith, Grade 2

Lyme School

Teacher: Tom Harkins

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