On Thursday, April 26, AIGA Charlotte will be kicking off our local Get Out the Vote Campaign. This campaign invites designers to create nonpartisan posters and videos that inspire the American public to participate in the electoral process and vote in the 2012 general election.
What is Get Out the Vote?
Get Out the Vote is a national AIGA Design for Democracy initiative. It enables designers to engage in the public arena by contributing to a coordinated voter mobilization campaign. By motivating eligible citizens to register and turn out on election day, Get Out the Vote fulfills an ongoing AIGA objective of demonstrating the value of design to the public, public officials and business by providing a clear call to action for an activity that is important to everyone.
How to Participate
AIGA members are encouraged to submit designs by June 1, 2012. The ability to submit a design is a benefit of AIGA membership. Sorry non-members. But if you’re interested in participating, now’s a great time to become an AIGA member.
To get started, come out to our event on April 26. If you’re unable to make it, or want to get a head start, download the design brief and templates. Then create your poster or video and submit your entry. We’ll be talking more about this at our event.
After June 1, all the submitted posters will be available in PDF format for you to download from aiga.org, to print and hang in your neighborhood. We encourage you to share video and poster entries with your friends, colleagues and social networks.
AIGA Charlotte Poster and Video Show
AIGA Charlotte will be putting on a pop-up Poster and Video Show in June with our member’s work on display, similar to our TweetMarket and the Design for Good Poster Show events. We’re looking forward to displaying your work and encouraging our community to vote in November.