As Let’s Save Michigan approaches its transformation, we’d like to remember some of the great successes we’ve had over the last few years.

In 2010, our first contest inspired more than 60 of you to share your vision for Michigan’s future with a forward-looking poster design. The Poster Contest ran in partnership with the Detroit Institute of Arts and its exhibit of Works Progress Administration artwork of the 1930s.  The posters aimed to remind the public of quintessential American values such as hard work, community and optimism, and to embody the spirit of the Let’s Save Michigan campaign.

The contest’s entries so far surpassed our expectations that we decided to double the number selected as finalists (from the original contest plan).  The posters of the finalists were then displayed in Detroit’s Historic Fischer Building.

The great reach of the contest illustrated to us the power of competition to engage an enthusiastic public.  Contestants require participants to get educated and creative, and to truly think about the issue and its effects at a personal level.  We are extremely proud of the response to the contest, and we believe it is proof that Michiganders have great ideas and a healthy vision for moving Michigan forward.