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SE seeking art for voting campaign

By Sabrina Carrington/reporter

The objective: Get young adults interested in the voting process.

The mission, should you choose to accept it, is to work as an individual or team to develop a poster targeted to young adults 18-29 not already registered to vote.

Sound like a Mission Impossible episode? Not quite.

The competition, Electing to Change the Future, is part of a year-long initiative to stimulate SE Campus student interest in the voting system.

“ The committee is looking for a very strong visual image that will grab the attention of young people and inspire them to register and vote in the 2008 presidential election,” Chris Goebel, assistant professor of art and a member of the committee, said.

“ We want students to be involved in the process and understand their place as a citizen of this country.”
According to RocktheVote.com, voter turnout among young adults increased the past two major elections.

In 2006, young voter turnout hit 10.8 million, an increase of 1.9 million from 2002.

Posters can be no larger than 24 inches by 30 inches, and 2-D and digital media will be eligible. All posters must be turned in to Devon Nowlin, ESEC 1303, no later than Monday, Oct. 15.

The committee will choose 20 semi-finalists.

Semi-finalists’ posters will be displayed in the Art Corridor III (first floor, E wing), Oct. 22-Nov. 9.

During that time, members of the student body will vote for their favorite, and the committee will decide which poster has the best overall design.

Both the design and popular vote winners will receive $100 Best Buy gift certificates during the closing reception and awards presentation Nov. 8.

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