City Sticker Honors Chicago’s Heroes

December 13, 2011

We have a design.

Chicago Real Estate Forum recently told you about a contest in which the public could choose the design for the 2012-13 Chicago city sticker.

Nearly 240 Chicago high school students submitted artwork for the city’s 17th Annual City Vehicle Sticker Contest, themed “Chicago’s Heroes,” in honor of the city’s police, fire and emergency personnel.

Out of those, 10 designs were chosen and entered in the online contest.

The winner — Herbert Pulgar, 15, a freshman at Lawrence Hall Youth Services — is not yet old enough to drive.

In recognition of his award-winning artwork, Herbert’s design will appear on the 2012 – 2013 city vehicle stickers, which will sit on the windshields of approximately 1.3 million Chicago cars. Pulgar will also receive a $1,000 savings bond to help with his continuing education.

“In Chicago, we love our hard-working first responders and are thankful for their continued dedication to keep us safe every day,” said Pulgar. “This city is very special to me, which is why I chose to create a heart filled with both our skyline and the Chicago flag. From the top of the heart, I wanted convey the diversity of our great city and its emergency personnel by using four different hands and the three first response symbols. Thank you for the great opportunity to share my artwork with the citizens of Chicago.”

Second place winner Caitlin Henehan, a senior at Resurrection High School, 7500 W. Talcott Ave., won a $500 savings bond, and third-place winner Dan Caddigan, a senior at Brother Rice High School, 10001 S. Pulaski Rd., won a $250 savings bond. Seven other finalists won $100 savings bonds.

All the finalists will be honored at an awards ceremony at City Hall in January.

“More than 18,000 people helped us choose the next city vehicle sticker design. The bold, bright colors and iconic images in Herbert’s design will look great on Chicago cars,” said City Clerk Susana Mendoza.

“This year’s theme asks that we all take a moment to remember the sacrifices our first responders make for us every day and celebrate their commitment to protecting our neighborhoods. We should all be proud to feature the 2012 – 2013 city stickers on our vehicles to honor Chicago’s Heroes.”

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