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Metro Arts and Election Commission Challenge 7th-12th Graders to Design a Special Edition “I Voted” Sticker for 2020

2/25/2020
Emily Waltenbaugh

Student Sticker Contest Celebrates Voting, Women's Suffrage

Nashville students in grades 7 through 12 could soon see their artwork on the shirts, lapels and Instagram posts of voters all over Davidson County, as the Metro Nashville Arts Commission (Metro Arts) and the Davidson County Election Commission today announced their Student Sticker Contest.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote, the Metro agencies are sponsoring a contest to encourage students in Davidson County to design a special edition voter sticker. A citizen selection panel will narrow down the field of entries, and finalists will be posted online for a public vote. The winning design will be produced and distributed at all Davidson County polling precincts for the August general and November presidential elections.

Students may enter online or by printing and mailing a form to the Metro Arts offices. Students also have the option to submit printed forms at drop boxes at participating Nashville Public Library locations.

“This is an exciting partnership for Metro Arts because it’s a great example of how art can drive civic participation,” said Metro Arts Executive Director Caroline Vincent. “Students will be engaged in the election process along with their own creative processes, and adults can also participate through the public voting phase and wearing the stickers when they vote!”

“Wearing the ‘I Voted’ sticker is a proud tradition of Davidson County voters,” said Administrator of Elections Jeff Roberts. “We welcome student involvement in our election process and the enthusiasm this project will create around voter participation in 2020.”

Entrants can view the online and printable forms, contest rules and guidelines, and resources on voting and suffrage at MetroArtsNashville.com/Vote.

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About Metro Arts

Metro Arts is the Nashville Office of Arts + Culture. Our mission is to drive a vibrant and equitable community through the arts. Metro Arts strives to ensure that all Nashvillians have access to a creative life, and we work toward this goal through community investments, artist and organizational training, public art and creative placemaking, and direct programs involving residents in all forms of arts and culture. Metro Arts receives operational support from the Tennessee Arts Commission, and additional information is available online at MetroArtsNashville.com.

About the Davidson County Election Commission

The Davidson County Election Commission is responsible for providing free and fair elections to every eligible citizen. The Election Commission is regulated by State of Tennessee law and funded by Metro Nashville government. For more information, visit www.nashville.gov/vote.