Official issues call to local artists to design program cover

Published 5:49 pm Thursday, December 10, 2015

State Rep. Aaron Miller recently encouraged students from high school to elementary school ages to take part in a contest to design the cover of the State of the State address program.

Miller, R-Sturgis, who is a school teacher, said students throughout the 59th House District should consider participating in the contest. Gov. Rick Snyder is conducting the design contest, and the winning artwork will appear on the front of the program for his State of the State address, scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Michigan House chambers. The winner of the contest will have the opportunity to meet Gov. Snyder and attend the address with one guest.

“I know firsthand the how imaginative and creative students can be, and look forward to seeing some excellent designs from the district among the competitors,” Miller said. “This contest is an excellent way for students to become involved in government and see how their work can contribute to the State of the State, a key address by the governor outlining his goals for the coming year.”

Students can submit their designs through Sunday, Jan. 3. The top five designs, judged by their creativity and originality, will be announced through social media on Jan. 5, and posted on Gov. 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 by 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 via email to or via mail to: Gov. Snyder’s Communications Office, P.O. Box 30013, Lansing, MI 48909.