I Voted Sticker Contest

Calling ALL artists in Champaign County! Our beloved I Voted sticker needs to be updated and what better way to make it happen than by inserting art into democracy. We want you to design the next I Voted sticker. A winner will be selected from each category and the winning designs will be made into stickers and used in the 2022 Elections!

Submissions are due April 18th! More details below.

The theme for 2022 is “This is what democracy looks like.” You are not required to incorporate the words of the theme into the work, just the concept.

*if you are under 18 and submitting your entry digitally, you also need to submit a parental release form. Download it here, have them sign it, and scan and email it to elections@champaigncountyclerkil.gov

AGE CATEGORIES
  • K-5th Grade - Prize is a $25 Gift Card
  • 6th-8th Grade - Prize is a $50 Gift Card
  • 9th-12th Grade - Prize is a $100 Gift Card
  • 18-25 Years Old - Prize is a $150 Gift Card
  • 26-54 Years Old - Prize is a $150 Gift Card
  • 55 Years Old and Up- Prize is a $150 Gift Card
CONTEST RULES

Here are the rules of the I Voted Sticker Contest:

  • Your submission must reflect or interpret the theme.
    • The theme for 2022 is “This is what democracy looks like.” You are not required to incorporate the words of the theme into the work, just the concept.
  • All submissions must be original. Third-party artwork or materials or any copyrights or trademarks may not be used in your submission. Violation or suspected violation of copyright laws or plagiarism will result in disqualification from the contest.
  • The Clerk’s Office reserves the right to disqualify any submission that may be offensive or otherwise unsuitable for the contest.
  • All submissions must be non-partisan, and any submission explicitly or implicitly promoting or advocating against a candidate, partisan political issue, or political party will be disqualified.
  • The Clerk’s Office has full discretion on what entries are provided to the public for viewing.
  • One entry per artist.
  • Hard copy submissions should not use glitter. Entries with glitter will not be accepted for judging.
  • A submission that has been submitted to the contest in previous years may not be resubmitted.
  • All submissions must be accompanied by a completed application.
  • Contest is open to Champaign County residents only.
  • All submissions must be received by the Clerk’s Office by 12:00PM on April 18, 2022.
  • All artists will be informed of the status of their submission.
  • Submissions will not be returned to the artist unless a specific request is made by the artist
  • County employees, their spouses, and immediate family members are prohibited from entering the contest. This includes any family members living with the employee.

USE OF THE WINNING DESIGN

  • While the winning designs are being used, royalty-free, by the Clerk’s Office, no other use of the design is allowed. Once the Clerk’s Office has ended use of the design, the artist regains full use of the design.
  • Winning designs may be altered to fit various mediums. The Clerk’s Office will make all efforts to preserve the original design.
  • The winning designs will be turned into stickers, posters, flyers, and other mediums.
  • Artists of winning designs can request to be a part of the final phase to develop stickers. Due to the short time frame of the end of the contest and when voting starts, the Clerk’s Office will do it’s best to accommodate input from the artist of winning designs, but it may not be possible.
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

K-5th Grade Submissions

  • Submissions may be digital or hard copy. If submitting digitally, follow guidelines outlined below.
    • To enter a hard copy submission, please mail it to the Clerk’s Office at 1776 E Washington St, Urbana, IL 61802
    • Hard copy submissions require the application and parental release form to be completed.

All Other Groups

  • Original submission size should be no more than 5x7.
  • The winning submission will be translated to a 2 in x 2 in sticker.
  • Submissions must be a high-resolution (600 dpi or higher) in print quality jpeg or png digital format.
  • All submissions required a completed application.
  • Submit your entry here.
JUDGING PROCESS

JUDGING PROCESS

  • The panelist of judges is listed below.
  • Panelist will review the artwork based on these criteria:
    • Demonstrates the theme
    • Artistic technique and skill
    • Creativity of subject matter
  • Prior to the panelist reviewing submissions, the Clerk’s Office staff will review all entries for compliance on demonstrating the theme.
  • Any submissions found to not be demonstrating the theme or otherwise disqualified by the Clerk’s Office will not be forwarded to the panel for judging.

CONTEST JUDGES

*Judges will be listed here as they are confirmed

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