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UK Martin Luther King Center and Student Government Association Sponsoring Mask Design Contest

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Students can vote for their favorite designs by visiting the MLK Center and SGA Instagram accounts, @uk_mlkcenter and @uksga. Voting opened July 16 and closes the evening of Sunday, July 19.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 17, 2020) — The University of Kentucky Martin Luther King (MLK) Center and Student Government Association (SGA) are sponsoring a student mask design contest..

Students can vote for their favorite designs by visiting the MLK Center and SGA Instagram accounts, @uk_mlkcenter and @uksga, and clicking on the BBNvolved link. Voting opened Thursday, July 16, and closes the evening of Sunday, July 19.

“Since masks will be required in the fall, we wanted to help ensure that access to these masks is equitable to everyone in our community,” said Carson Hardee, SGA director of marketing and communications. “We received a wide range of submissions from students across campus, and everyone will be able to vote for the winners on Instagram!”

The winning masks will be available for students at no cost at the SGA Office, located in Suite A267 of the Gatton Student Center, and other locations around campus in the fall.

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