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Contests Aim to Encourage Absentee Voting

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The winner for each contest and a guest will receive a trip to the nation's capital to participate in special events and tours.

The winning slogan will be selected on its originality and motivational value, and poster entries will be judged on how well they express with original artwork what it means to be an American voter anywhere in the world. The winning design will be selected on its originality, design and motivational value, officials said, and must not include copyrighted material.

Runners-up will receive certificates of recognition for their contributions.

The deadline for submissions is April 8, and winners will be announced April 29.

*Related Sites:* Federal Voting Assistance Program [ http://www.fvap.gov/ ] Slogan Contest Details [ http://challenge.gov/DoD/115-absentee-voting-slogan-contest ] Poster Contest Details [ http://challenge.gov/DoD/116-absentee-voting-poster-contest ] Contests Aim to Encourage Absentee Voting [ http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=62536 ]