It's become an Election Day ritual for New Yorkers: snapping a selfie showcasing the "I Voted" sticker you earned for participating in the democratic process. (Because what better incentive for doing your civic duty is there than tons of social media likes, right?)
Well, now's your chance to have your artwork featured in all of those selfies: the New York City Campaign Finance Board is holding a contest for the best new "I Voted" sticker design, to be printed and distributed "for years to come." (Goodbye, Lady Liberty!)
The nonpartisan city agency invites New Yorkers to submit their original designs here through April 14 at 5 p.m.
After the submission window closes, CFB and New York City Board of Elections staff anticipate selecting five finalists and putting those up for a public vote on April 20, according to contest rules. The CFB will announce the winning design on its website around May 4.
Wannabe James Montgomery Flaggs should take note of design requirements: they must fit on a circular sticker two inches in diameter, include the phrase "I Voted," and accommodate space for the NYC Votes and BOE logos.
And you'd better count on the CFB being strict about the public voting process, after the Trump administration's furor about voter fraud. Using bots or multiple social media accounts to cast a cascade of votes for the same entry will probably get you/your favorite entry disqualified.
Just think of it: if you play by the rules, Park Slope parents could be plastering your work all over their children this fall.