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Digital "I Voted" sticker contest open to high schoolers

artists, designers, doodlers encouraged
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High school students in Colorado now have a chance to design a new “I Voted” digital sticker.

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold announced the design contest on Monday. The contest is open to any high school student who is an aspiring artist or graphic designer, or someone who expresses their creativity through drawing or illustration, according to a news release from Griswold’s office.

The creator of the winning design will be featured in a statewide news release, media coverage, and the design will be sent to all voters who use BallotTrax after their ballot has been accepted for counting, the news release states.

Griswold also will present the award during an assembly at the artist’s school. Winners will be determined by popular vote by staff in the Colorado Secretary of State’s office.

“Allowing the next generation of voters to creatively participate in our elections is such a fun way to encourage engagement in our democracy. Colorado voters have always worn their ‘I Voted’ stickers with pride, and now they’ll be able to do that digitally after casting their mail ballot,” said Griswold in the news release. “I can’t wait to see the submissions we get from high schoolers around the state!”

Contest Rules

  • All entrants must be 13 – 18 years old and enrolled in a Colorado high school or Colorado homeschool program
  • All artwork submitted must be your original work; no stock or borrowed images may be used
  • Artwork that has offensive language, violence, drugs, gangs, weaponry, etc. will not be considered
  • Entries must include the words “I Voted”
  • Artwork must be nonpartisan
  • Entries may be created on paper or digitally
    • Paper entries must be either scanned or photographed clearly for submission
    • Digital & Paper files must be under 1GB, and must be a .pdf, .png, .jpg, or jpeg
  • If the winner submitted artwork created on paper, the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office will provide a pre-paid envelope for the artwork to be mailed for image processing for the digital image. The artwork will be returned to the artist after processing.
  • Entries will be used for social media and other marketing materials for the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office
  • All entries must be received by Friday, September 2, 2022

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