We're pleased to share last year's winners of the Cover Design Challenge! As you can see, the judges are looking for a wide range of styles, and we're excited to see what this year's student designers will create.
2018 Challenge: Grand Prize
The grand prize winner of the 2018 Cover Design Challenge was Badiallo Diawara, a student at Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High School. Badiallo's design is inspired by New York City middle school students taking flight, exploring, and finally landing at the high schools that seem right for them. (Teacher: Evelyn Loveras, Principal: Moses Ojeda)
2018 Challenge: Second Place + Winner of Public Vote
This cover was designed by Iliany Collado, a student at Alfred E. Smith Career and Technical Education High School. Collado's design was inspired by the constellation of choices for public school students in NYC, as well as how it feels for students to enter a new place, a new school. (Teacher: Isabel Aristy, Principal: Evan Schwartz)
2018 Challenge: Third Place
This cover was designed by Thinn Win, a student at the High School of Art and Design. Win uses a non-binary Statue of Liberty in this design to represent all of New York City and the wide range of students that attend school here. As a high school student, this Statue wears a pair of headphones for a crown. (Teacher: Janice Edelman-Lee, Principal: Manuel Ureña)