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From the Governor 


January 3, 2022  



Governor Whitmer Announces Art Contest for State of the State Program 


LANSING, Mich. -- Governor Whitmer today announced an art contest for the 2022 State of the State program cover. The governor challenges Michigan’s K-12 students 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?” 


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


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


Students should be as creative as possible and are welcome to use crayon, marker, paint, or any other material.  To submit your design, please click here and follow the instructions on the webpage. Submittals will be accepted exclusively through the online system and must be received by no later than 11:59PM on Sunday, January 16.  


The student artist of the winning design will receive a prize.   

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