Nearly 240 high school students from 44 Chicago high schools vied for a coveted spot as a Top 10 finalist in the 17th Annual City Vehicle Sticker Art Design Contest. Among the finalists were four Chicago Public School students. Now, it is up to the public to choose from the narrowed field and decide which sticker design honoring the theme “Chicago’s Heroes ” will appear on next year’s vehicle sticker.
The 2012 – 2013 city vehicle sticker honors Chicago’s first responders: Chicago’s police, fire and paramedic personnel. Chicagoans can cast their votes for their favorite sticker design from December 4 through December 11 at chicityclerk.com . During the week votes also will be accepted at a computer kiosk in Room 107 of City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“The art contest is a great way for our students to be involved in their city government,” said City Clerk Susana Mendoza, whose office implements the sale of the city vehicle sticker. “Last year more than 20,000 Chicagoans voted on their favorite city sticker design. Each of our students worked very hard on their creations and I hope all Chicagoans take a minute to visit our website and cast a vote for their favorite city vehicle sticker!”
The four CPS art contest finalists are:
- Sung Lim, Sophomore at Mather High School
- Michael McCray, Senior at Gage Park High School
- Frank Mondragon, Senior at Gallery 37 and Mather High School
- Monserrat Rafael, Senior at Steinmetz Academy Centre
The student with the winning design will receive a $1,000 savings bond and the winning artwork will appear on the 2012–2013 vehicle sticker beginning in June 2012. Second place receives a $500 savings bond and third place receives a $250 bond. The seven remaining finalists each receive a $100 savings bond.
Congrats to all finalists and don’t forget to vote !