FVAP CONTESTS CLOSE – NOW TO CHOOSE WINNERS
Vote for the 2011 Slogan and Poster Contest Winners
The Slogan and Poster Contests have closed with over 1,400 slogans and 150 posters submitted. FVAP staff has narrowed the field to the very best entries and needs you to vote for the winner. The finalists will be decided by a combination of your votes and those from members of the United States Congress. A weighted scoring process will be applied with the public vote accounting for 60% and Congressional votes accounting for 40% of the total scoring.
The FVAP Slogan Contest called for slogan ideas that will inspire members of the military, their families and U.S. Citizens residing overseas to participate in elections while away from home. Please vote for the slogan/poster finalists now at http://challenge.gov/challenges/115.
The FVAP Poster Contest sought artwork illustrating the importance of and/or how it feels to be an American citizen voting absentee from anywhere in the world. This artwork will be used to create the 2012 voting poster and the Voting Assistance Guide cover. Voting for this contest takes place at http://challenge.gov/challenges/116.
How to vote? Go to Challenge.gov by clicking the link above or type “FVAP” in the search bar to find these challenges. The slogan and poster finalists should be judged based on originality and motivational value. You may vote for each contest only once. Voting is open to the public from April 11-15, 2011. Winners will be announced on April 29, 2011.
“Honor the past, Support the future - VOTE” was the winning slogan for the 2009 Voting Slogan Contest. Now it is your turn to select the winner of the 2011 Slogan and Poster Contests. The winning contest entries will be used to promote interest and participation in the 2012 elections among military members, their families, and U.S. citizens worldwide.
FVAP can be contacted via 1-800-438-8683. Citizens may reach FVAP toll-free from 67 countries by using the toll-free numbers listed on the FVAP website, www.fvap.gov/contact/tollfreephone.html. Questions regarding the above may also be referred to the Director, Federal Voting Assistance Program, Department of Defense, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC, 20301-1155, firstname.lastname@example.org, and on the World Wide Web at www.FVAP.gov.
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