Hawaii County Elections 2012 Kids Art & Essay Contest Now Open for Submissions

The Hawaii County Elections Division is seeking kids’ art and essays – lots of it!

We hope to encourage students and educators to learn about and get interested in elections.  Art and essays may be turned into legislative branch offices in Hilo , Waimea, Kona and Pahoa.  Essays may also be e-mailed to our offices to jbennett@co.hawaii.hi.us.

The Art contest is for kids ages 8-10.  Design the voting machine of the future!  Artwork should be about the voting machine that can be used to cast votes in the election of the future.   We are looking for drawings, paintings, sculpture, collage, mixed media, all formats are welcome.  An overall winner will be chosen from all of the entries.  Deadline for submission is November 5, 2012 at 4:30 p.m.  Winners will be announced on November 11, 2012.

The Essay contest is for kids ages 11-13.  In 800 words or less, each student should use their imagination and write about what they would accomplish if they were a candidate for the Hawaii County Council and elected to a two-year term to the Hawaii County Council on November 6, 2012 (General Election).  An overall winner will be chosen from all of the entries.  Deadline for submission is November 5, 2012 at 4:30 p.m.  Winners will be announced on November 11, 2012.

All submissions must be submitted with the name and age of the participant and the parent/legal guardian’s name, mailing address, electronic mail address and telephone number.

For more information please contact Judy Bennett, Temporary Elections Clerk, Hawaii County Elections Division (808) 961-8277 or by electronic mail to jbennett@co.hawaii.hi.us.

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