Sticker Design Contest

Each year, this contest provides a place students to showcase their creativity and artistic skills. Join and your students work could be featured at the upcoming 2024 Design Challenge State Showcase. 

For the contest, students will submit sticker designs for this year’s Ohio STEM Learning Network statewide design challenge, the #STEMorbitsOhio Design Challenge, presented in partnership with Starlab.

#STEMorbitsOhio Sticker Design Contest Rules and Details

Winning entries will be featured and used to promote the 2024 Design Challenge State Showcase. 

Eligibility: Entries must be submitted on behalf of a K-12 student in the state of Ohio. Each school is allocated one entry per grade band. Stickers will be selected for the following grade-bands: K-2nd grade, 3-5th grade, 6-8th grade, 9-12th grade.

Entries must be submitted by December 8, 2023.

Theme: The design should incorporate an area of focus for solutions to the #STEMorbitsOhio Design Challenge, not simply Starlab. For example, areas of focus suggested for students participating in this year’s design challenge include:

  • Design the personal quarters for multiple astronauts
  • Research and design the interior aesthetics of the station to promote mental health well-being
  • Create an exercise routine with equipment that will promote bone density and prevent muscle atrophy
  • Sustainable nutritious food production

Lettering: Any lettering on the sticker must be printed. The following text must be included in the sticker design: “OSLN Design Challenge 2024” or “#STEMorbitsOhio 2024”

Medium and colors: Designs may be any medium (pencil, oil, pen and ink, chalk, crayon, computer graphics). Both color designs or black and white designs will be accepted. Please note that designs are limited to at most five different colors.

Design requirements: Design should be simple and unique, and easily reproduced as a sticker in no more than five colors. The final produced sticker will be approximately 3” in diameter. The sticker border is an integral part of the design. Include the border in the design. All designs must be original and not use art forms from other sources. The final design may be edited to meet vendor requirements and becomes the property of Battelle. 

A sizing guide and template is provided directly below for use in the classroom.

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#STEMsecuresOhio Challenge Winning Sticker Designs

The Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN) invited students from across the state to create a design for a water bottle sticker that represented this year’s #STEMsecuresOhio OSLN Statewide Design ChallengeThe 2023 competition brought over 75 entries from students across the state. 

The winners of this year’s challenge received a plaque of their sticker commemorating their first place finish and stickers to distribute to their family and friends. In addition, the winning stickers were distributed at this year’s Ohio STEM Innovation Summit on May 12, 2023.

K-5th Grade Winning Design

OSLN Sticker Designs 2023 K 5 Sticker 8 in

B. Waderker

Grade 4 at Belpre Elementary School (Belpre, OH)

Teachers: Jamey Erb & Michelle Carr

6-8th Grade Winning Design

OSLN Sticker Designs 2023 6 8 Sticker 8 in

L. Maas

8th Grade at Glandorf Middle School (Glandorf, OH)

Teacher: Chris Brown

9-12th Grade Winning Design

OSLN Sticker Designs 2023 9 12 Sticker 8 in

K. Creighton

10th Grade at New Philadelphia High School (New Philadelphia, OH)

Teacher: Dr. Shannon Smith

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