The Adams County Clerk & Recorder’s office received three entries for the most recent I Voted sticker design contest. After a voting period for Adams County residents and employees, Jade Fernandez’s design was chosen as the winner.
“We are fortunate to have talented and creative youth in Adams County,” says Josh Zygielbaum, Adams County Clerk & Recorder. “Our residents love seeing the unique sticker designs each election, and we plan to continue hosting the sticker design contests.”
Jade lives in Westminster, where she recently completed her eighth-grade year at Silver Hills Middle School. She’ll be attending Peak to Peak Charter School this fall. Her design featured the flag, the Adams County logo, and a bald eagle and will be used in the upcoming 2021 Coordinated Election on Tuesday, Nov. 2.
When describing her inspiration for the sticker, Jade said one of the first things she thinks of when it comes to America is the national bird, the bald eagle, and the flag. The colors of those elements contrast and complement each other nicely, especially the hues of blood red in the stripes of the flag which represent the sacrifices of the country’s founders and forefathers.
The grand prize includes using the sticker design in the 2021 Coordinated Election, a $200 gift card, and a social media shout out.
The inaugural design contest was held in 2019, and the grand prize winner was Lana Fernandez. Her sticker was used in the 2020 General Election. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because Lana is Jade’s younger sister.
No designs were submitted for the newly introduced Spanish category. Another contest will be available later this year and will be open to students and adults. If enough entries are submitted, designs will be used in the upcoming 2022 elections.