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Governor Whitmer Announces Prize for State of the State Art Contest


January 11, 2022? 


Governor Whitmer Announces Prize for State of the State Art Contest 

Reminder: The deadline for the 2022 State of the State art contest closes at the end of the week  ? 

LANSING, Mich.?--?Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced the details of the prize to be awarded to the winner of the State of the State program cover art contest announced last week. Traditionally, the winner and their family would receive tickets to join the State of the State address. Due to the speech being held remotely this year, the winner will receive a Cherry Republic gift box. 

"We have so many gifted and creative students here in Michigan," said Governor Gretchen Whitmer. "I look forward to seeing their interpretation of why they believe in Michigan because there are so many inspiring aspects of our state. Since the State of the State address is being held remotely this year, we will still recognize the winner by sending a box full of goodies from an iconic Michigan company, Cherry Republic. I want to thank all of this year's participants for taking part and wish them the best of luck!" 

During her State of the State address, Governor Whitmer will share her comprehensive vision for Michigan and a plan to address key issues and put Michigan first, including jobs, education, infrastructure, and Michigan's strong economic progress.  

The art contest challenges K-12 students across Michigan to come up with a creative design for the 2022 State of the State program cover following the theme "Why do you believe in Michigan?" Students should be as creative as possible and are welcome to use crayon, marker, paint, or any other material. 

This year's prize is a Cherry Republic Go Fish Gift Box containing: 

  • Ruby Red Sour Cherry Patches - 8 oz. bag 
  • Iced Imperial Pretzels - 10 oz. bag 
  • Cherry Republic Playing Cards 
  • Cherry Republic Nalgene water bottle 

To submit your design, please click here and follow the instructions on the webpage. Submissions will be accepted exclusively through the online system and must be received no later than 11:59 PM on Sunday, January 16th