By Sharon Aron Baron
To encourage engagement for those under 18 on the importance of democracy and their civic responsibilities, a “The Importance of Voting” poster contest is being held for local students in grades K-12.
To amplify our youth’s voices, the City of Coral Springs Customer Involved Government Committee is hosting the virtual poster contest where a first, second, and third-place winner will be selected for each grade.
Winners will have their poster shared city’s website, social media platforms, and displayed at the Coral Springs Museum of Art. Also, the winners’ artwork will be used in city-wide messages promoting voting leading up to the election, and they will receive a certificate of recognition during a future city commission meeting.
“Now more than ever, we need to engage our young people in local, state, and national politics,” said Mayor Scott Brook. “The decisions elected officials make often have a direct impact on their future.”
Brook added that students who participate in these types of activities are empowered to express their creativity and are more likely to get involved in civic duties as they reach adulthood.”
The deadline to enter the contest is Friday, October 9, 2020, at 5 p.m. Posters must be submitted electronically. For a list of guidelines, specifications, and to submit a poster, visit coralsprings.org/contest.
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