Carson City Department of Arts & Culture in partnership with the Carson
City Clerk-Recorder’s Office announced the winners from the ‘I Voted’ sticker
design competition. The competition was open to students in the ninth to 12th grades enrolled in any high school in Carson City. Students were encouraged to submit creative designs that excite and encourage voting participation.
school closures due to the coronavirus, one teacher, Carson High’s graphic design
teacher Patricia Ababio still managed to guide her students in submitting a
total of 212 designs to the competition.
addition to the challenges of young people understanding the value in using the
vote to have a voice, these students were asked to complete a task for which
they did not have the necessary tools,” Ababio said. “Normally, when we are in
school, the kids have access to industry standard software to complete their
rough drafts of a project. In this case, not only did they not have computers
that would run the software, but many didn't have their computers with them at
we brainstormed a solution. We agreed that students would create thumbnails of
their designs using pencil, paper, and color (if they had it) and send these
for submission. With that in mind, they created what they considered sticker
designs that voters would be both proud to wear and that would reflect the
character of the American voter. It was a great way for us to participate in a
terrific contest even while staying home for Nevada.”
selection panel consisting of Aubrey Rowlatt, Carson City clerk-recorder;
Miguel Camacho, chief deputy clerk; Karen Abowd and Terri McBride, Carson City
Cultural commissioners; and Jennifer A. Russell, public information officer for
the Nevada Secretary of State reviewed the 212 submissions and selected winning
designs. The panel was chaired by Mark Salinas of the Carson City Department of
Arts and Culture.
selected two images for a top prize award of $100.
- Victor Clavel, 12th grade, Graphic Design Advanced Studies
- Alondra Mata Izquierdo, 12th grade, Graphic Design Advanced Studies
a surprise “thank you” for the large number of student entries, panelists
selected an additional eight images for an honorable mention award of $25.
- Gabriella Lagunas Anthony, 10th grade, Graphic Design II
- Shiloh Cyphers, 11th grade, Graphic Design II
- Cameron Davis, 12th grade, Graphic Design Advanced Studies
- Matt Gantan, 12th grade, Graphic Design III
- Josey Payan, 12th grade, Graphic Design III
- Oswaldo Rojas, 11th grade, Graphic Design III
- Coral Rosas, 12th grade, Graphic Design Advanced Studies
- Danielle Van Dusen, 10th grade, Graphic Design II
10 students are invited to submit their finalized designs to advertise the next
“I Voted” sticker design competition scheduled for November’s General Election.
want to thank Ms. Ababio and her students for their commitment to submit
designs under the current circumstances,” Rowlatt said. “We enjoyed seeing the
entries and the ideas that the students came up with for the sticker designs.
It was interesting to see what students thought of when given the topic of
‘voting’ to design an image.”