STEAM Design Contest

2023 STEAM Design Contest Winner Tiella C. W.
from Launch Academy of Sweetwater School District
receiving recognition at the MVP Luncheon
from news broadcaster, Kimberly Hunt.

STEAM Design Contest

The San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering is inviting students to submit designs for a chance to have their artwork featured at Expo Day on March 2nd, 2024. This STEAM Design Contest is open to K-12 grade students in San Diego County. The winning students will receive a $150 stipend for their teachers’ classroom, their designs displayed at Expo Day with 16K+ attendees, and be invited, along with their families, to the MVP luncheon. Please see below for more information.


  • Design must be created by K-12 grade students in San Diego County

  • Hand drawn or digital designs only.

  • Must not exceed 8 x 11 inches.

  • Brand logos or words are not allowed.

  • PNG or JPEG format preferred.


The top three designs will receive:

  • $150 stipend for their teacher’s classroom supplies.

  • Art displayed at Expo Day with 16K attendees.

  • Winners and their families invited to the MVP Luncheon which is a private invitation only event.


10/1/23 – 12/1/23: Submit designs via email.

  • All submissions due 11:59PM PST on 12/1/23

12/14/23: Results will be emailed.

12/15/23: Top three designs announced publicly on social media (@lovestemsd).

3/2/24: Art displayed at Expo Day.

Suggested themes:

  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math)

  • Empowering Tinkerers, Explorers, Star Gazers, Dreamers, and Adventurers

  • Spark a Love of STEAM

  • Empowering Future Innovators

How to Enter:

  • To submit a design, email the design with student's first and last name, school name, and grade level to

Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to showcase your creativity and enthusiasm for all things STEAM

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