BEND, OR -- Deschutes County students will compete for a chance to have their artwork featured on two upcoming voters guides. County Clerk Nancy Blankenship says her office is now accepting submissions from fifth through eighth graders. "For the fifth and sixth grade winner, their art piece is going to be on the Deschutes County Primary Voters’ Pamphlet. And, for the seventh and eighth graders, their art will be on the cover of the November General Election Deschutes County Voters’ Pamphlet."
Entries must be original works of art and should reflect year’s theme of “Voting Shapes the Future," which is intended to get kids thinking about how the simple act of voting impacts the world. Blankenship tells KBND News, "We’re hoping that kids will send that in, either submit it electronically, in person or through the mail; the deadline is Friday, February second. And, I’d like to give a shoutout to the League of Women Voters, they’re going to be doing the judging for us."
Photo: Student art was featured on Deschutes County's section of the November Voters' Guide in 2016