NEWS RELEASE: Elections Office Announces Winners of the Art for Democracy Contest
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Trish Robertson
Cell: (239) 776-1131
Collier County, Fla.—December 7, 2021: The Collier County Supervisor of Elections office is proud to announce the winning artists of the 2021 Art for Democracy contest: Christopher Epperson of Lely High School and the Gulfview Middle School Art Department whose artist, Leslie Wu was selected as “Best in Show.”
A call for entries took place between October 1 and November 12, 2021 and students were challenged to create a piece of artwork that expressed the meaning of democracy. This year, the Supervisor of Elections office received the highest level of participation with over 300 art submissions. Among the submitted works of art, 12 winning entries were selected to appear in 2022 election materials including the new “I Voted” sticker for the 2022 Election Cycle which was designed by Oscar Andablo of East Naples Middle School. A winner’s reception will be held on January 8 at the South Regional Library to honor all 12 winning students.
The Supervisor of Elections office collaborated with the Collier County Public School system and Champions For Learning to host the Art for Democracy contest. Awards are provided by Champions For Learning through the Chuck Mohlke Endowment Fund of the Community Foundation of Collier County.
For more information about the Art for Democracy contest or the Supervisor of Elections’ art display policy, please visit www.CollierVotes.gov/ART or call (239) 252-VOTE (8683).
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