Get Out the Vote Sticker Design Contest (closed)
Contest Closes October 2nd, 2022
Why a sticker contest?
The sticker is a way to let people know you are thinking about and engaged in the democratic process. It’s also a simple way to remind others of their civic duty and encourage informed conversation about voting and participating in electoral politics.
We want these stickers to reach far and wide, so we’re expanding the slogans beyond “I Voted” to represent as much of our CCA Community as possible.
All submissions will be judged by the CCA Voting Coalition and a committee of student Community Voting Organizers. The finalists will be put to vote on Instagram. Though only a handful of “I Voted,” “My Vote Counts,” and “Your Vote Impacts Me” stickers will be printed and distributed, we will feature all designs on the CCCA@CCA website after the contest closes on October 2nd.
Awesome! How do I participate?
Eligibility: CCA Community
Start by downloading this Adobe Illustrator template. All students have an Adobe subscription, so make sure you downloaded Illustrator using your CCA credentials to open the template. The Adobe Illustrator templates reflect the dimensions of the circular sticker.
It contains three statements around electoral engagement beyond voting day alone: “I Voted,” “My Vote Counts,” and “Your Vote Impacts Me.” Participants may submit their designs for any of these statements—whatever best reflects the sentiment of your work.
We encourage participation across all divisions. Collaborative work is welcome. Incorporating previous, current, or new work are all accepted.
We cannot display work containing profanity, racial slurs, explicit content, or depictions of violence or harm. We ask that content address issues, not specific political candidates.
Submitted pieces will appear on the CCA@CCA website and may be printed in a 2 x 2 inches circle. Because we hope to print submissions, images are required to meet the following requirements:
- Bleed is 0.125 inches. No crop marks.
- Files and linked artwork are set to CMYK
- Files are saved as en editable press-quality PDFs without security restrictions
- 300 dpi
- Max size 25 MB
- All type has been converted to outline
- Any foreign language copy included in your design is translated into English in the submission description
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the instructions above.
All submissions will be showcased on the Creative Citizens Website.
Once you have exported the Illustrator file as high-quality pdf, you can fill out THIS FORM where you’ll provide your contact information and upload your artwork submission.
Rights and reproduction
By submitting work, you certify that you created or have ownership of the work—including the right to distribute stock images and fonts used in your design. You grant CCA the right to use accepted work for reproduction in posters for the Creative Citizens in Action initiative and related publications, exhibitions, on its websites, and for educational noncommercial promotional purposes. Your submission to this exhibition will confirm your acceptance of your work being sized to fit the sticker.
Creative Citizens in Action at CCA (CCA@CCA) is a college-wide initiative that promotes creative activism and democratic engagement through public programs, exhibitions, and curriculum connections. This grant opportunity is funded by an endowment gift to support The Deborah and Kenneth Novack Creative Citizens Series, an annual series of public programs focused on creative activism that spans the disciplines of art, design, architecture, and writing.