Date: February 6, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jonathan Butz, NMSU Library, (575) 646-2869
The NMSU Library is co-sponsoring a student infographic contest as part of the second annual celebration of Sunshine Week.
Sunshine Week is a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. It is held each year in March to coincide with James Madison’s birthday and will be celebrated during the week of March 16-22, 2014.
Choosing either New Mexico’s Open Meetings Act (10-15-1 NMSA 1978 et seq) or Inspection of Public Records Act (14-2-1 NMSA 1978 et seq), contestants are asked to create an infographic to inform citizens about the law and how it may be used.
The contest is open to all students currently enrolled at New Mexico State University. 1st prize is a $200 gift card and 2nd prize is a $100 gift card, both from the Barnes & Noble at NMSU bookstore.
Additional information and contest rules are available at the Library’s Sunshine Week libguide at http://nmsu.libguides.com/sun.
The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, March 4, at 8:00 a.m. Winners will be announced the following week and will be recognized at a public program to be held Thursday, March 20.
The contest and NMSU’s Sunshine Week activities are sponsored by NMSU alumnus Tim Parker, the NMSU Library and the NMSU Department of Journalism & Mass Communications.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 575-646-2869.