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Winner announced in first Village sticker design contest

By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (February 12, 2023) – Each year, over 15,000 vehicles in Lansing display a vehicle sticker. For the first time ever, the new sticker design has been created by a Lansing student.

At the Village Board meeting on Tuesday, February 7, Village Clerk Vivian Payne explained a design contest was held in collaboration between the Village and the Lansing Human Relations Commission to determine a new design for the next sticker season, which starts on July 1.

“The contest was open to sixth through eighth grade students that go to school here in Lansing. And the theme for the contest was ‘Litter-free Lansing,'” Payne said.

Of the 39 submissions received, the top three were recognized on Tuesday night.

The third place winner was Elizabeth Alons, a seventh-grader from Lansing Christian School.

The second place winner was DeEric Gilbert from Memorial Jr. High.

The first place winner, whose design will be seen on windshields across Lansing starting this summer, was Cidney Parker. Parker’s design featured a tree alongside a recycling bin that reads, “Make Lansing Litter Free.”

From left, Elizabeth Alons took third place in the contest, Cidney Parker took first, and DeEric Gilbert took second. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)

Parker is a seventh-grader at Memorial Jr. High, and said she was “very excited” to win the competition, and chose to use the prompt to “focus on recycling.”

Parker is a National Honor Student, and is a member of the dance team at Memorial.

Cidney Parker stands for a photo with Mayor Patty Eidam at the Village Board meeting on Tuesday, February 7. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)

All three winners will receive a framed photo with Mayor Patty Eidam, as well as a framed copy of the artwork.Parker received a $50 Gayety’s gift card for winning first place.

Vehicle stickers go on sale in Lansing on May 1, and must be displayed by July 1. More information is available on the Village of Lansing’s website.

Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.