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Entries being accepted for Federal Voting Assistance Program poster and slogan contests

WASHINGTON -- For the first time, Federal Voting Assistance Program officials are opening the program's biennial voting poster and slogan contests to all U.S. citizens worldwide using www.Challenge.gov to facilitate the process.

The FVAP Slogan Contest challenge asks for slogan ideas that inspire members of the military, their families and U.S. citizens residing overseas to start or continue to participate in elections while away from home, and can be found at FVAP.gov or http://challenge.gov/DoD/115-absentee-voting-slogan-contest.  

The FVAP Poster Contest seeks artwork illustrating what is means to be an American voter anywhere in the world. The FVAP Poster Contest details are located at FVAP.gov or http://challenge.gov/DoD/116-absentee-voting-poster-contest.  

The winner for each contest and a guest will receive a trip to our nation's capital to participate in special events and tours. Runners-up will not only feel the satisfaction of knowing that their slogan or artwork is helping to improve voter awareness and participation, but will also receive a certificate of recognition from Defense Department officials for their contribution to this endeavor.

There is no limit to the number of entries an individual may submit for either contest. All entries must be received by April 8, 2011. All submissions must include your full name, branch of service (if military), mailing address, daytime telephone number, fax number and e-mail address (if applicable). Defense Human Resource Activity personnel and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate in these contests.

Challenge.gov is administered by the U.S. General Services Administration in partnership with ChallengePost. The site brings together the best talents and ideas of the American public to make the government's efforts the very best they can be.

We Want Your Feedback! If this was helpful to you or if you ran into problems or have questions, please contact FVAP at 800-438-8683 or at vote@fvap.gov. With your feedback, we can make voter alerts even more useful in the future.