Get Out The Vote For Next Year’s City Sticker
10 Student Finalists Announced For Sticker Design Contest
Since it’s going to be stuck to your car’s windshield for 12 months, you might as well cast your vote.
Now is the time to do it as voting opened Sunday for the public to choose the design for the 2012-1013 Chicago city sticker.
Each year, the Chicago City Clerk’s office gives drivers a chance to vote to choose one of the ten design finalists in its annual City Vehicle Sticker Art Design Contest. The winner will become next year’s city sticker.
In its 17th year, which allows Chicago high school students a chance to see their artwork on nearly every car registered in the City of Chicago, had nearly 240 entries this year from 44 different schools.
“The art contest is a great way for our students to be involved in their city government,” said City Clerk Susana Mendoza “Last year more than 20,000 Chicagoans voted on their favorite city sticker design. Each of our students worked very hard on their creations and I hope all Chicagoans take a minute to visit our website and cast a vote for their favorite city vehicle sticker!”
This year’s contest finalists include: Tyrell Bismillah, Sophomore at Lawrence Hall Youth Services; Kristen Brennan, Senior at Resurrection High School; Dan Caddigan, Senior at Brother Rice High School; Michael Chao, Sophomore at St. Patrick High School; Caitlin Henehan, Senior at Resurrection High School; Sung Lim, Sophomore at Mather High School; Michael McCray, Senior at Gage Park High School; Frank Mondragon, Senior at Gallery 37 and Mather High School; Herbert Pulgar, Freshman at Lawrence Hall Youth Services; and Monserrat Rafael, Senior at Steinmetz Academy Centre.
The winning design winds up on 1.3 vehicle windshields for 2012-2013 and winning student receives a $1000 savings bond. The second place winner gets a $500 bond, with third place receiving a $250 bond, and the remaining finalists being awarded a $100 bond.
This year’s them, is “Chicago’s Heroes” which is meant to honor Chicago’s first responders: police, fire and paramedic personnel.
Chicagoans can cast their votes for their favorite sticker design from now through Saturday, Dec. 11 at the City Clerk’s website, chicityclerk.com.
The City Clerk has also set up a computer kiosk in Room 107 of City Hall (121 N. LaSalle), where people can cast their votes weekday work hours this week, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.