Thursday, May 09, 2013
Updates on The $5000 Prize Money I'm Trying To Win
I've entered a contest sponsored by the Illinois Humanities Council and The MacArthur Foundation called Looking At Democracy. There's $100,000 worth of prize money, and $5000 of that money is a "People's Choice" Award. Voting is open to the public, and you can help me win the $5000 by voting for my submission.
Voting is free and easy, and won't take much time. Visit the page with my submission, "Truth or Consequences". On the right side of the page is a red button that says "VOTE". Click on it, and they will ask you sign up and log in with your email address. I'd really appreciate it if you'd vote for my cartoon and spread the word! Thanks!
UPDATES: Please Note--Only votes placed on the contest website will be counted (Facebook "likes" are not included). Voting is open until 3pm ET May 16.
As of a couple of days ago, the current top ten submissions were:
Solutions To Strengthening America's Democracy / 158
Civic Hacking in Pursuit of Democracy / 119
Dear Democracy… / 97
Bring It to The Table / 92
Spin / 73
DIVE IN: This is What Democracy Looks Like / 64
Exciting / 61
Carrots and Sticks for Democracy / 60
Agenda Setters / 55
Democracy is US! / 50
So, unfortunately, I'm not even in the top ten. Fortunately, voting is still open until May 16th, and I've had some help from some friends getting the word out. A big thank you goes out to
BLCKDGRD for a couple of links
Battochio for a whole post plugging my cartoon.
Tengrain did me a huge favor by getting a link into the Mike's Blog Round Up at Crooks and Liars.
Elizabitchez for the reblog on Tumblr.
Goth Summer for the reblog on Tumblr.
....and The Small Press Expo for the shout out and kind words.
And a big thank you to all the people who took one minute out of your day to help me win some cash.