Students asked to submit designs for State of the State program

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FILE—Brother and sister drawing with markers near window at home.

FILE—Brother and sister drawing with markers near window at home.

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced earlier this week an art contest for the 2022 State of the State program cover.

The governor issued a challenge to students to produce a creative design for the program, answering the question “Why do you believe in Michigan?” The contest is open to any Michigan K-12 student.

"Michigan is home to such innovative, creative young people, and I am excited to highlight the artistic talents of a young Michigander as part of the 2022 State of the State program,” Whitmer said in a statement. “What unites every Michigander is that we all believe in our state, and I am excited to share a student’s artwork that highlights what makes Michigan so special to them.”

Whitmer will discuss key issues such as jobs, education, infrastructure, and Michigan’s economic progress in her 2022 State of the State Address.

“I hope students from all over Michigan show off their skills and submit their entry to the State of the State Art Contest,” Whitmer said in the statement.

The contest details and submission platform can be found on the state’s website. Students are encouraged to be as creative as they can while using crayon, marker, paint or other materials to create their design. Submissions will be accepted up until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 16.

At the current time, a date has not yet been set for the 2022 State of the State Address.