#ThankATeacher like you MEME It!

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Meme Contest Deadline is April 23
Surreal. Rollercoaster. Mayhem. Those are just a few of the words parents have used when describing their pandemic schooling experience. Respect. Grateful. Heroes. Those are the words they use to describe their kids’ teachers. National Teacher Day is May 4. WVEA is launching a MEME contest for students and adults and encourages everyone to take this opportunity to create a meme so you can truly thank your teacher like you “meme” it.

The deadline is April 23. Students and adults are encouraged to enter, and to create fun and memorable memes that celebrate educators. In addition to emailing entries to WVEA, entrants are encouraged to post their memes to their social media accounts using the #ThankATeacher hashtag on May 4, National Teacher Day. Winning entries will be showcased on WVEA social media, news media articles and in WVEA print publications. See contest guidelines below.

Meme Contest Guidelines
Deadline: April 23
Submit entries to

The purpose is to thank and celebrate teachers.

  • Have fun, showcase and celebrate educators for all they do.
  • Use only respectful language and visuals.

Dimensions: Entries can be square or rectangular.

  • Square Photo: Minimum 154 x 154 pixels
  • Rectangular Photo: Minimum 470 x 246 pixels

Four categories:

  • Elementary
  • High School
  • Middle School
  • ​College, Adult, Parent

All entries must include the name, category, email, cell phone number and county school district. Entrants may note the name and school district of the teacher they are honoring.

Entries must be original designs that are not copyrighted.

Meme design must include the hashtag #ThankATeacher.

Designs should be in full color and can be drawn by hand or created with digital software. The design will need to be easily scalable for multiple uses.

The winning entrants must agree to assign the copyright to WVEA and attach no restrictions to the use of the meme design.

Winners will be notified by April 26.

If you have questions about the meme contest, please contact Cyndi Menzel at