“I Voted” Sticker Design Contest

Calling all Adams County residents! The Adams County Elections Department would like to have new, custom “I Voted” stickers for the upcoming 2022 elections, and we need your help!

If you like to draw or are an aspiring graphic designer, this contest is for you. We’re accepting both hand-drawn and digital submissions.

This design contest is open to residents and students who either live in or attend school in Adams County. It’s also open to students whose parent(s) work for Adams County.

Rules

  • Entrants must keep their original artwork and/or design files.
  • Submissions must be the correct shape/size (or able to scale down to the correct size)—a two-inch circle.
  • Designs must say “I Voted” or “I Voted in Adams County.”
  • Submissions must be non-partisan.
  • Entrants should consider elements representative of Adams County, elections, or patriotism.
  • Entrants and/or parents must be willing to allow us to use the artwork for upcoming elections.
  • The contest is open to Adams County students who either live in or go to school in the county, as well as adults who live in the county. Students who have a parent(s) who work for the county are also eligible to participate.
  • Entrants must fill out and sign the submission form (must be signed by a parent or guardian if the entrant is under 18).
  • Entries must include a short description of the design, as well as information on the inspiration for the design.

Considerations

  • When designing or drawing an entry, keep in mind the actual sticker size, 2″ x 2″ — see the template PDF for actual size.
  • Entrants may be asked to adjust items in their design for clarity and legibility or to meet bleed requirements.
  • Ensure digital designs include a 1/8″ bleed. For hand-drawn submissions, follow the instructions on the template and check out this PDF to ensure bleed requirements are met.

Spanish Category
The winning design must follow all the same rules, with the exception of all words on the sticker must be in Spanish. The winning design of this category will be available at in-person voting locations throughout the 2022 elections.

How to Enter

  • Artwork can be hand-drawn (using this template) or created in Adobe PhotoShop, InDesign, or Illustrator:
    • Be actual size of shape or scaled larger (2″ x 2″)
    • Be 300 dpi resolution or higher
    • Be in CMYK color
    • Be saved so you can later export with crop and bleed marks and color information
    • Have at least a 1/4” bleed
    • Save all links with files or package design files
    • Only include artwork you created or own the rights to
  • If using another file software or program, designs must meet same requirements above.
  • Download and print the template.
  • Fill out and sign the submission form (signed by a parent if under 18)
  • Email the signed form; a description of your design and a paragraph about the design’s inspiration; and a scan, picture, or PNG/TIFF/PDF of your artwork to contests@adcogov.org by Friday, Feb. 4. Note: For digital submissions, we may require you to send the packaged design files if your design is chosen.

Voting

After the entry period, there will be a short, public voting period. More information will be posted on our social channels in early February.

Grand Prize

  • The grand prize winner’s design will be used in the 2022 General Election
  • $200 gift card
  • Social media shout-out
  • Press release with your name and sticker design
  • Small package of printed stickers

Second Prize

  • The runner up design will be used in the 2022 Primary Election
  • $50 gift card
  • Social media shout-out
  • Press release with your name and sticker design
  • Small package of printed stickers

Spanish Category Winner

  • The category winner’s design will be used at Voter Service and Polling Centers through 2022.
  • $50 gift card
  • Social media shout-out
  • Press release with your name and sticker design
  • Small package of printed stickers