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City Launches "Future Voter" Sticker Design Contest

by Colleen Paveglio
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

September 15, 2021 - The City of Traverse City is excited to launch a creative challenge by seeking designs for its “Future Voter” stickers. In 2020, the City Clerk’s Office launched an “I Voted” sticker design contest with over 1,300 voters participating in voting for the winning design.  

The “Future Voter” contest is open to K-12 students in Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Benzie, Antrim, or Kalkaska counties. Students may provide more than one submission and collaborations are welcome. The winning design will be printed as stickers and distributed to future voters on Election Day.

 K-12 students are invited to submit designs for the “Future Voter” sticker design contest beginning September 15, 2021 through September 29, 2021. Once the application process closes, a panel of judges will review the select six finalists. A public vote to select the winners of the six finalists will run October 3 - 10, 2021.  The three designs with the top number of votes will win $100 each and be announced at the October 11, 2021 City Commission Meeting.

“The ‘I Voted’ sticker design contest in 2020 was a big success. Traverse City voters continue to proudly display that they exercised their voting rights. Instilling the importance of exercising your right to vote within our youth through this new, Future Voter Sticker Design Contest, will build lifelong citizens that participate in democracy and celebrate civic pride,” says Benjamin Marentette, City Clerk.

Interested students can go online for the complete contest application, participation criteria and details at the link HERE.

Those with further questions can call (231) 922-4480. All contest entries must be received by the Traverse City City Clerk’s office no later than 4 p.m., September 29, 2021.