In the lead up to the 2019 federal election, OCAD University has partnered with Instagram to give students the opportunity to create an “I Voted” sticker that will be available in Instagram Stories. The goal of the competition is to leverage the widespread reach of Instagram to encourage civic engagement for the upcoming Canadian federal election.
Over 500 million people across the world use Instagram Stories, and this fall Canadians will be able to use this platform to tell their community that they voted in 43rd federal election by using this interactive “I Voted” sticker on Instagram.
This two-phase competition will commission up to 10 students to design an “I Voted” sticker for Canada, with one winning student working on the final design on Instagram. To facilitate this, the winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip to San Francisco where they will meet with the Instagram team and finalize their design. The winner will also receive $5,000 cash!
The first phase of the competition is open to all current, full-time undergraduate and graduate students at OCAD University, including those who are graduating in summer, 2019, who are at least eighteen (18) years of age.
Participants can submit up to five links to posts that images show your best existing art and design work on social-media. The submissions do not need to be related to the specific theme of the competition and can feature recent or previous work. This could include illustrations, graphic design, paintings, animations, or photos/video of products, sculptures, or installations. The deadline to submit these links is Friday, May 17, 2019. A short list of the results will be announced on Friday, May 31, 2019.
Up to 10 winners will receive:
- $250 to create an “I Voted” sticker design
- Your sticker design featured in an online exhibition
- Eligibility to win the additional prizes in Phase 2
Phase 2: Interactive “I Voted” sticker design
The students selected by the phase 1 jury will each create a design for a new interactive “I Voted” sticker for Instagram Stories. The deadline for these submissions is Friday, June 28, 2019. The submissions will be evaluated by a Jury comprised of OCAD U faculty and Instagram employees. Winners will be announced on Thursday, July 18, 2019. The results will be highlighted on the competition website, http://ivotedocadu.ca. In addition to the $250 commission fee, three additional prizes will be awarded.
For complete details on how to participate, please visit http://ivotedocadu.ca.