Postcard Contest: We Have a Winner!

A middle school art teacher from Colorado will have her postcard design used in NEA’s national get out the vote efforts.

This year’s winners and prizes

 

Postcard Design: Carolyn Sherwood
First Place
Carolyn Sherwood
Colorado
As a middle school art teacher at Falcon Bluffs Middle School in Littleton, Sherwood believes “art is a powerful form of communication.” She sees the 2020 election as the most important of her lifetime, and hopes that her postcard will “encourage minorities to not give up on our political system during these unjust times.” Leading up to November, Sherwood wants to make sure education is a priority on the ballot, saying all students should “have access to the educational supports they need to reach their highest potential and achieve success in life.”
Prize: $2,500

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Postcard Design: Sabrina del Negro
Second Place
Sabrina Del Negro
Connecticut
“We must stand together as educators and continue to advocate for a strong system and better resources all around,” says Del Negro, an art educator in Waterbury. A passionate advocate for “guiding students on artistic journeys through personal expression and creativity,” Del Negro was inspired to create her postcard by “our nation’s flag and the apple, which is a powerful symbol of knowledge and education.”
Prize: $1,000
Postcard Design: Stacy Graham
Third Place
Stacy Graham
Washington
Graham is a seventh grade math teacher in Davenport, and a firm believer that “every vote counts.” She says, “It is critical to understand and appreciate the fact that our right to vote is quite possibly one of the most important rights and responsibilities that any U.S. citizen may have!” Graham’s design focuses on the importance of education, and she “designed the wording to look like a checkmark on a ballot in hopes of really tying it all together.”
Prize: $500