Challenge: How Do I Become President?

Kids.gov is frequently asked, “How can I become the President when I grow up?” and now they’re inviting the public to help answer this question visually.

To participate in the competition, you can submit your work to the newly launched Challenge.gov, a place where government agencies can post contests that allow citizens to help solve problems. Submissions must use the information from Kids.gov’s How Do I Become President page. The best overall infographic will be printed as posters for distribution to schools and libraries across the country and win $2,500.

Timeline

The contest is live and entries will be accepted until November 3. The judging period will follow from November 8, until November 19. Public voting will happening during the same time period as judging.

Criteria

  • Accuracy – Solutions will be judged based on details of the election process as outlined in Kids.gov’s How Do I Become President page.
  • Clarity – Solutions will be evaluated on the expression of the process and overall aesthetic of the infographic.
  • Age-Appropriateness – Solutions must be understandable to kids ages 8-10.

Judges

Kids.gov collaborates with some great designers to judge the submitted works. Ali Felski, Sunlight Labs Senior Designer, Nicholas Felton, founder of Daytum.com, Sarah Slobin, Senior Graphics Editor at The Wall Street Journal and Mike Wirth, assistant professor of New Media Design at Queens University of Charlotte.

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