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Winner Announced for "I Voted" Sticker Design Contest

by Colleen Paveglio
Monday, October 12, 2020
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October 12, 2020 – The City of Traverse City has a winner for the “I Voted” Sticker Design Contest! The City recently hosted an exciting creative challenge by seeking designs for its “I Voted” stickers. The City Clerk’s Office launched the contest to search for a new, unique design to help get out the vote in the November 2020 election and future elections.

The Contest was open to residents, including 9th-12th grade students, in Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Benzie, Antrim, or Kalkaska counties. Over 80 design submissions were received and a panel of judges narrowed the field to three finalists for a public vote. The public vote to select a winner of the three finalists ran October 5 - 11, 2020.

Nearly 1,200 votes were received through the public voting process. The design with the most votes was created by Traverse City resident, Roger Amundsen. The winner will be honored with a $500 prize.

“I Voted” stickers are proudly worn by voters to both declare they exercised their voting rights and to encourage others to do the same. “We are so pleased with the level of engagement for this program. From the initial design submissions to the public voting portion, we feel the public is excited about the voting process and being a part of making history in Traverse City with this fun project,” says Benjamin Marentette, City Clerk.

The winning design will be printed as stickers and digitally distributed to voters on Election Day.

The City of Traverse City will also launch, in 2021, a “Future Voter” Sticker Design Contest by seeking entries from K-12 students in the region.

The wining design can be accessed at the link:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OPQN_n8H7PjH5oxk8HCyrKW5UbU4obod/view?usp=sharing

Those with further questions can call (231) 922-4480.