15th Annual My Ideal School Contest

My Ideal School Contest

We are pleased to announce the MSBA's 15th annual "My Ideal School" contest. The primary goal of the "My Ideal School" contest is to promote discussion among students and teachers as to how thoughtful design and construction of schools in Massachusetts supports student engagement and 21st century learning.

This contest is open to all first-grade students currently attending a Massachusetts public school and contest submissions must be postmarked by April 26, 2024 for consideration.  In past years, we have received thousands of contest submissions from first graders across the Commonwealth. All of the drawings have been unique and clearly, each child put a lot of hard work and creative thought into their submission.

This year, regional winners will be chosen, each of whom will receive a special prize generously donated by M&T Bank.  One lucky grand prize winner will also have their “My Ideal School” contest picture featured on the cover of the MSBA Annual Report. Also, winners will be honored at a special awards ceremony at the Massachusetts State House on June 12, 2024.

For more information, view the 2024 Contest Invitation and Entry Form.

Winners will be notified through their school's administration.

For any inquiries or questions, please contact us here

Thank you and we look forward to receiving many creative and thoughtful drawings!

 James A. MacDonald
 Mary Pichetti
 Executive Director