‘Design-a-Decal’ contest in its 32nd year

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Iowa State Education Association (ISEA) members around the state have used ISEA’s student-designed stickers to celebrate student achievement and good work for over 30 years. Now in its 32nd year, the popular Design-a-Decal program helps give statewide recognition to young art students when their winning designs are printed on stickers and educators use them to give positive feedback to their students.

Students competed 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 programs because it’s so much fun for the students. Art teachers who administer the program are very enthusiastic and the students who submit designs do a great job and love to participate, so it’s a win-win for everyone. It’s a wonderful way to encourage creativity. The end result is a terrific page of stickers our members can use on homework and other assignments to encourage great 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.

Local winner includes: Jake Breyfogle, 6th grader at Galva-Holstein Upper Elementary, teacher of Jeanne Bell. Winning decal, “Fan-tastic!”