Valencia Gets Out The Vote 2012

For the first time ever, Valencia Graphics Faculty & Friends will be coming together for a Program-wide Call for Entries:

The objective of this project is two fold: First, for graphic students, the objective is to build awareness of how design can be a powerful tool to promote a cause, while learning the skills of graphic design. Second, for the Valencia community, the objective is to promote individuals to get to the polls and make their voices heard in the upcoming elections.

We are asking that Graphics instructors include this service-oriented poster design project into their Summer term course(s) to get people out to vote this November. The wining poster design will be posted on all campuses, and handed out as handbills/post cards in a college-wide campaign to encourage participation in the electoral process.

Although we encourage posters, please feel free to design any project you see fitting for your course content (e.g. websites, bus wraps, etc.) around the following specifications and deadlines in mind:

print work:

  • 17” x 24” format (scaled down to print tabloid size when submitted for judging)
  • 2 spot color job suitable for screen printing
  • Artwork should be submitted as vector or a high enough resolution that it could be scaled up
  • Posters should include the following language in some form:

Valencia Gets Out The Vote
Tuesday, November 6th, 2012
For more information on the voting process visit:

Deadline for submission of posters for judging is June 7th, 1-213 on East Campus, before 9PM.  (Delivery of submissions from West and Osceola, will be arranged. The deadline for working needing to be transferred will be June 5th, 2PM, (Osc: 1-246 or West: 5-130) to allow time for submissions to be moved to East Campus).

Judging of the Work:
Submissions will be judged by adjunct and full-time graphics faculty on June 9th.

The winning design will have their poster printed and distributed throughout Valencia’s various campuses at the start of Fall term 2012. In addition to posters, we will also print post cards or hand bills for distribution on campus “Get Out The Vote” events.

Other Resources:
Florida State Division of Elections:

The 2012 Elections Calendar for the General Election:
Deadline to Register:  October 9, 2012
Early Voting:  October 27, 2012 – November 3, 2012; (For early voting times and locations, please visit the Division’s website at )
Election Day:  November 6, 2012
The polls will be open on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time.
(See sections 97.055, 100.011, and 101.657, Florida Statutes)

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