Call for Submissions: RIDE Announces Third Annual STEAM Logo Design Contest

Published on Friday, March 15, 2024

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green and the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) are inviting high school students across the state to design a logo and slogan to celebrate STEAM Month 2024. Rhode Island STEAM Month, which will be celebrated in November, highlights the importance of education in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art+Design, and Mathematics, and celebrates opportunities in these fields offered by Rhode Island schools.  

“Creativity and innovation in education is critical for students to have a well-rounded academic experience, and we are proud that Rhode Island remains a leader in this work,” said Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green. “The annual STEAM Logo Design Contest helps to not only promote STEAM opportunities across the state, but also to directly engage students and help them explore their critical thinking skills and artistic abilities. We invite students to help us celebrate STEAM by submitting a logo for consideration.” 

The selected design and slogan will be used on promotional items and public announcements by RIDE throughout the month of November. Logos should include a tagline and student-generated artwork. Last year, MET High School senior Teodor Janiga was the winner of the 2023 contest.  

The selection criteria for the contest is as follows: 

  • Be creative and original 
  • Effectively capture the viewer’s attention 
  • Promote the innovative and collaborative nature of STEAM 
  • Reflect the inclusion of all students in STEAM learning opportunities 
  • Clearly promote Rhode Island STEAM Month 2024 
  • Be reproducible with sharp, clean edges, free of smudges and extraneous marks 

Artwork submitted may be computer generated, hand drawn, or a combination of media and must be 2-dimensional that is original; no copywritten images can be used. Artwork must be submitted on 8.5” x 11” heavy weight paper, mounted on tagboard no larger than 11” x 14” and may use portrait or landscape orientation. Digital PDF files of the artwork must be submitted, in both black and white and color. Each contestant must neatly complete the entry form and securely attach it to the back of the mounted artwork that is submitted.  

Entries for the contest must be received by RIDE by April 12, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. Participants can send or drop off all entries to:  

RI Department of Education 

c/o Carolyn Higgins 

255 Westminster Street 

Providence, RI 02903 

For support with deliveries of entries or questions, please email Carolyn Higgins at Please review the full contest rules, important deadlines, and access entry form here.