Con Edison holds “Get Out the Vote” Poster Contest

by Donny on May 16, 2012

Con Edison has caught the election year fever as it’s sponsoring a poster contest known as “Get Out the Vote,” in which students will display both their talents, creativity and the power of voting by creating posters for this fall’s election.

The contest is open to New York City and Westchester County students who are at least 13 years old and those who will be in high school in the fall.

“We’re calling on our next generation of civic leaders to illustrate the importance and privilege of our freedom to vote, the hallmark of our democracy,” Frances A. Resheske Con Edison vice president for public affairs said in a press release. “The contest will engage students in prompting voter registration and participation in the November elections.”

A panel of judges will include two executives of nonprofit organizations who are involved in arts among other company employees. The judges will choose six finalists and will select a winner during a week-long intranet poll. Those top six will be heavily promoted online and at an art exhibit while the top three will receive gift cards.

August 31 is the deadline to submit entries.

For further information about the contest, contact Media relations at 212-460-4111.

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