We asked members to submit their original designs in our get out the vote Postcard Contest. You responded in force, with 147 submissions from 39 states! After careful deliberation, our judges selected six finalists. Almost 13,000 of you voted, determining the top three winners!

The winners are…

1st Place

Postcard: Vote Today… by Dawn Mergener

Vote Today…
by Dawn Mergener, Michigan

Dawn spent the last eight years teaching 6th grade at Lawrence Elementary School in Lawrence, Mich., and looks forward to teaching 3rd grade this fall.

“Voting is imperative for education because we need the support of American citizens to fulfill the dreams of our children. My tagline on my postcard reads, ‘Vote today for our children’s education tomorrow.’ It’s up to all of us!”

First Prize: $2,500 + design featured in our postcard campaign

2nd Place

Postcard: Vote to Support Students and Educators by Samantha Stuckey

Vote to Support Students and Educators
by Samantha Stuckey, Minnesota

Sam works for a small Minnesota school district teaching visual arts at a residential treatment facility for boys in grades 4-12 who struggle with mental health and behavioral issues.

“My students are often the ones ‘falling through the cracks,’ and feel like they don’t have a voice. That is why it is so important to me that we as educators get out to vote and be the voice for our students and the future of education.”

Second Prize: $1,000

3rd Place

Postcard: Don’t Forget to Vote by Jesus Santillanes

Don’t Forget to Vote
by Jesus Santillanes, Oregon

Jesus teaches at Woodburn High School in Woodburn, Ore. He started as a Mathematics teacher 22 years ago, but recently transitioned to teaching art.

“I feel that voting is the most powerful tool we have to get our voices heard. My intention with the design was to represent the idea of voting in the simplest possible way, but I wanted to add some interesting color choices.”

Third Prize: $500