2018 Art Cover Contest

Advisory List Cover Design Contest Entry Form


CSIET is pleased to announce its 16th Annual Art Cover Design Contest. High school exchange students inspired by their experiences are encouraged to submit artwork representing the spirit of youth exchange and how it transforms the lives of young people.  The winner’s artwork will be featured in the 2018-2019 Advisory List (on the cover), along with his/her name and CSIET-Listed Exchange Program, as well as on the CSIET website. In addition, the winner will receive a cash prize of $500.  

CSIET welcomes a variety of media--both designs produced by hand and computer graphic design. All artwork canvas size must be LARGER than 6 ¼ inches wide and 8 ½ inches tall (portrait orientation). CSIET asks that students submitting graphic artwork provide one of the following:

  1. an electronic copy of the artwork in either JPEG (.jpg) or TIFF (.tif) format at least 300 dpi
  2. a scanned copy of the original artwork. in either JPEG (.jpg) or TIFF (.tif) format in at least a 300 dpi (we recommend student’s talk to their school's art or technology department on how to scan the artwork in the correct resolution)
  3. a printed/hard color copy of the design (unless the design is black and white) mailed to the address at the bottom of this form



  • Contestant must be a current high school exchange student through a CSIET-Listed Exchange Organization.
  • The book cover will be 6 ¼ inches wide and 8 ½ inches tall, so all submissions must be equal or larger to this canvas size.
  • Portrait Orientation is preferred
  • Any electronic submissions less than 300 dpi will not be considered.
  • Please re-name the file(s) submission(s) the student’s first and last name plus the CSIET-Listed Exchange Program
    • File name format: Firstname lastname exchangeprogram.jpg  (ie. Kristina Mazakova ISE.jpg)
    • If there is more than 1 submission from a single artist, please put a number after the program name (ie. Kristina Mazakova ISE2.jpg)
  • Please do not mail discs/flash drives with electronic files to the office. Submit electronically by either uploading your file with the online form OR emailing it to cslack@csiet.org
  • There should be no reference to or depiction of specific exchange organizations, sports, or high school graduation in the artwork submitted.
  • Please avoid emphasis on specific countries in the artwork
  • More than one entry is permitted. Each submission must be accompanied by a completed entry form.
  • Entries received without the application form will not qualify for the contest.
  • A short written description of the artwork is welcome, but not required.
  • Artwork should not incorporate the CSIET logo.
  • If sending a physical piece of work, please make sure your name is somewhere on the artwork--either on the front or back--so that it can be identified if it is separated from the application form.
  • You may not use photo images or artwork that is not your own unless you have permission to use and publish it.

Artwork submitted electronically must be either uploaded with your entry form or emailed to cslack@csiet.org


First and Last Name:
CSIET-Listed U.S. -based Exchange Organization: *
Mailing Address:
e-mail address:
Home Country::
Host Country::
When did you study abroad?:
Fall Semester 2017
Spring Semester 2018
Academic Year 2017-2018
Summer of 2017
Upload your artwork (PDF, TIFF, JPG, PNG). Please remember to make sure it is saved at a resolution of 300 dpi or higher. Also name your file your first name last name and the exchange program you traveled through (ie. Jane Smith ICES.jpg) Max. File Size of 1MB. If your artwork is larger, please submit it via email.:
Please provide any description of or inspiration for your artwork here (optional)::
CSIET has my permission to use my artwork for the 2018-2019 Advisory List cover as well as any other materials related to CSIET and its mission.
I hereby certify that CSIET has permission to use and publish all photo image and artwork used in my contest entry design.:
I agree to CSIET Art Cover Contest Terms
I do not agree to CSIET Art Cover Contest Terms

If you have not uploaded your artwork with this online form, please remember to email your artwork to cslack@csiet.org

A winner will be announced by April 16, 2018.

If you submit a hard copy of your artwork, please print out and complete the Cover Design Contest Entry form and mail it with your artwork to CSIET Headquarters:

CSIET Art Cover Contest
500 Montgomery Street
Suite 400
Alexandria, VA 22314