MaFLA - 2019 Poster Contest Award Submission Form
This form should be filled out by the teacher submitting the poster entry.

Please, read the contest information below. If you understand and agree to contest entry terms, please click Next at the end of this page. Please, make sure you have all the information, including a scanned copy/image of the poster.

Once you complete this form, you should print the filled in form and mail it with the poster to the address on the contest page:

Teresa Benedetti
107 Somers Rd.
Hampden, MA 01036

Email address *
Contest Details and Instructions

2019 THEME: Level Up Your Language Education!

MaFLA wants to raise students' awareness of the role that world languages play in the state and to involve students and teachers more actively in that purpose. The Poster Contest is intended to allow students to demonstrate the effect that being multilingual and multicultural in our global society. Students submitting these posters should consider what the theme means to them and the importance of being multilingual. How does it apply to your everyday experience with learning another language and how does it fit in with ultimate goals around language?
All world language teachers of Massachusetts are invited to get their students involved in celebrating the theme!

Students must demonstrate the ability to be effective communicators in the State of Massachusetts. MaFLA is pleased to offer this exciting opportunity for all students in public and private schools in Massachusetts to participate in our essay contest. We encourage MaFLA members to work in collaboration with their ELA teachers.

In each of the divisions outlined below students will have the opportunity to demonstrate in English how they understand and interpret the current theme of the year in order to raise awareness of the role that foreign languages play nationally and internationally.

Students may be entered in one of four specific categories corresponding to their grade level below.

Contest Specifics, Divisions, and Prizes
Elementary School - Grades K-5
Middle School - Grades 6-8
High School - Grades 9-12
College or University - Grade 13-16

One poster will be selected as Poster of the Year; that artist will receive a check for $50; poster will be displayed at the MaFLA Conference.

There will be only one winner per division. (grades K-5, grades 6-8, and grades 9-12) For the division producing the Poster of the Year, no division award will be given).

Divisional winners will receive a check for $25.These awards may be presented by a MaFLA Board Member at the student’s school awards ceremony in the spring.

Several honorable mention posters will be selected and featured at the MaFLA Fall Conference.

All entrants will receive a certificate of participation.

A letter of appreciation will be sent to all MaFLA members whose students participate in the contest. In addition, letters of appreciation will be sent to the principal and superintendent of participating schools.

Winners will be posted on Certificates and acknowledgments will be sent out at a later date.

Contest Guidelines
1. Each entry must be an original work of a current world language student (including students enrolled in an ESL class) whose teacher is currently a MaFLA member. No group entries will be accepted.
2. LIMIT: 5 (FIVE) entries per school.
3. Teachers must submit the official entry form with their entries.
4. Teachers are required to put the requested information on the back of the poster.
5. All entries become the property of MaFLA.
6. All posters must incorporate the exact wording of the theme.
7. Posters must measure the standard poster size of 22″ x 28″ and have a flat surface with no moving parts. No three-dimensional posters will be accepted.
8. Use lightweight poster material. Posters should be mailed in a 3″ or larger tube.
9. Paints, markers, pencils, crayons, inks, gel pens may be used. Glitter, glue, charcoals, or tape on the front of the poster will not be accepted nor will computer generated posters.
10. Illustrations must be used in addition to words and must be relevant to the theme.
11. There must be a TWO inch margin on all sides free of design and lettering.
12. No copyrighted figures such as Snoopy, Disney characters, Family Guy, Simpsons etc. may be used.
13. Damaged posters will be disqualified.
Contact - if any questions/concerns.
Teresa Benedetti -
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