Snyder announces student design contest for 2016 State of the State program cover


LANSING, MI – Michigan high school, junior high, and elementary school students are encouraged to submit designs for the cover of the 2016 Michigan State of the State program contest, Gov. Rick Snyder announced today.Capital

Snyder will deliver his sixth State of the State address to a joint session of the Michigan Legislature in the state House Chambers on Tuesday, Jan.19 at 7 p.m. The winner of the student design contest will have the opportunity to meet Snyder and attend the address with one guest.




“This contest allows Michigan students to use their creativity to be part of one of our state’s longstanding traditions,” Gov. Snyder said. “Students of all skill levels are encouraged to participate, and the design is up to their imagination. This contest is about having fun and celebrating the talent of Michigan’s students.”

Students can submit their designs today through Jan. 3. The top five designs – judged by their creativity and originality – will be announced through social media on Jan. 5 and posted on Snyder’s Facebook page. The winning design will be determined by which one receives the most ‘Likes’ on Facebook by the end of the day on Jan. 8.

Contest entries should be sized to fit on a 5.5 inch x 8.5 inch cover. Students on a separate sheet should include their name, phone number, address, and email address, as well as their parent or guardian’s name, phone number, address, and email address, with their submissions.

Students can submit their designs by email to SOTS@michigan.gov or via mail to:

Governor Snyder’s Communications Office

111 South Capitol Avenue

P.O. Box 30013

Lansing, Michigan 48909

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