Nevadans to decide fourth design

Carson City, Nev. – In honor of Nevada’s 150th birthday, the Nevada Sesquicentennial Commission invites all Nevadans to participate in choosing the design for the fourth Sesquicentennial commemorative medallion. This medallion, the final in the series of four being produced throughout the year, will feature the winning design voted on by Nevadans. Voting on Nevada150.org begins Monday, July 21 and ends Friday, August 1.

“I am so excited to announce that all Nevadans will have the chance to vote for the design of the fourth and final medallion for Nevada’s Sesquicentennial. This will truly be the people’s choice,” said Lieutenant Governor and Nevada 150 Chairman Brian Krolicki. “One of the best parts of this year-long birthday celebration has been the engagement and enthusiasm by Nevadans from all corners of the state and the opportunity to highlight the diverse and rich heritage of our state.”

Participants will have four choices that feature a broad range of images and topics that represent the State: Hoover Dam – Then and Now; Lake Tahoe; Discover Both Sides of Nevada; and the Great Basin National Park. As with the first three medallions, the other side will be the Nevada 150 logo.

Voting will be available online through the Nevada150.org homepage; local libraries will also offer access to voting online; ballots will be available at the reception desk at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building in Las Vegas; and participants can also pick up a ballot in person at County Treasurer’s offices throughout the State. All ballots that are mailed in must arrive at the Lieutenant Governor’s office by Friday, August 1. The winning design will be announced at the Nevada 150 Commission meeting on August 5.

All participants will be entered into a drawing to win a silver medallion. The winner of the drawing will also be chosen at the August 5 Commission meeting and will be invited to the minting ceremony in Carson City.

For more information and to vote, visit http://www.nevada150.org/vote-for-the-4th-medallion-design.

Sales of the commemorative medallions help fund the Nevada 150 events and year-long celebration. The third medallion, which was chosen by Nevada elementary students, is on sale until August 26 at 5:00 p.m. For more information about Nevada 150, visit www.nevada150.org.

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ABOUT NEVADA 150

Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, the 150th anniversary of Nevada’s admission to the Union, will provide opportunities for celebration and reflection as we come together statewide to commemorate our shared history and build a foundation of cultural appreciation for generations to come. Nevada’s one of a kind and diverse history will be celebrated throughout the state for an entire year in order to promote pride in the shared heritage of all Nevadans. Nevada’s Sesquicentennial celebration commenced on Nevada Day 2013 and concludes with an expanded Nevada Day celebration October, 2014. For more information, please visit www.nevada150.org.

 

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