‘I Voted’ stickers have existed for more than 30 years as a fun way for voters to show off their civic pride after voting. Now, you have the opportunity to have your own ‘I Voted’ sticker design used at Johnson County voting locations, with the chance to see your creativity displayed on tens of thousands of voters!

There are two age divisions for this contest: an Adult (18 years and older) division and a Youth (17 years and younger) division. Both winners will have their stickers printed and available for voters in the 2024 Presidential Election!

Eligibility
All residents of Johnson County and college students residing in Johnson County are eligible to enter this contest with the exception of employees of the Johnson County government.  All ages are welcome to participate.  There is an Adult (18 years and older) & Youth (17 years and younger) division in the contest.  Participants under 18 will require a signature of a parent/guardian on the Submission Form.
Contest Schedule
  • Submission Period: May 28th - July 5th
  • Panel Review Period: July 10th - 12th
  • Public Voting Period: July 17th - 31st
  • Winner is Announced: August 1st
Design Rules
1.    Must include–but are not limited to–the words “I Voted”
2.    Must be original artwork (no stock photos, borrowed images, or AI generated images)
3.    Must be politically neutral
4.    Must not include copyrighted, trademarked, or branded materials
5.    Must not include obscene, violent, or defamatory images or words
6.    Must be designed using our template or if submitted digitally, must be a 2” diameter circle and must be a .png or .jpeg file
How to Enter

If you are wanting to draw your design by hand, you can use our template to design your ‘I Voted’ sticker at this link. Templates can also be picked up at the Auditor’s Office or mailed to you upon request. If you are wanting to create your design digitally, the file must be a 2” diameter circle and must be submitted as a .png or .jpeg file. Submissions must include the Submission Form to be considered, which can be found at this link. Forms can also be picked up at the Auditor’s Office or mailed to you upon your request.

There are two age divisions for this contest,  an Adult (18 years and older) & Youth (17 years and younger) division. Five finalists will be chosen from each category and a winner from each category will be chosen.  

Submissions will be accepted through email, in-person, or by mail.

To enter through email: Email your completed design and Submission Form to [email protected].

To enter through mail: Mail your completed design and Submission Form to 913 S. Dubuque St., Suite 101, Iowa City, Iowa, 52240.  To be accepted, submissions must arrive by 5PM on July 5th.

To enter in-person: Bring your completed design and Submission Form to the Auditor’s Office at 855 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City, Iowa, 52240 by 5 PM on July 5th.

Frequently Asked Questions
Can I submit more than one design?
Yes, you can submit as many designs as you would like.
Does my sticker need to be hand-drawn?

No.  Submissions may be created using graphic design software but cannot include AI generated art to create submissions.  Digital submissions should be submitted as .png files or high resolution .jpeg images.  Submissions may also be hand-drawn using markers, pencils, pens, markers, paint, or other mixed media tools.  If submitted by email, hand drawn/paper submissions may be scanned and uploaded as a PDF file.

How is the panel chosen to review the submissions?
The panel is made up of employees in Johnson County.  The panel will be provided the designs without any identifying information about the entrant.
How is the winner chosen?
1.  A panel of employees of Johnson County will review all submissions and score them on a scale of 0-30.  The panel will be provided the designs without any identifying information about the entrant.
2.  Their score will be based on the following criteria:
1.    Artistic Skill (up to 10 points)
2.    Uniqueness of design (up to 10 points)
3.    Relevancy to prompt (up to 10 points)
3.  5 finalists will be chosen in each age category by the panel based upon their score.  The 5 finalists from each category will be posted on social media and our website with a link to the voting site so that the public can vote on their favorite finalist submission. 
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