Akron, Ohio — Web design and content management software company Akron will be hosting a web design contest to help design social media sites for the 2020 presidential election.
Akron is hosting the contest through its web design firm, Kite, and will be providing $2,000 to a winning design, which will be displayed at the contest.
The winner of the contest will receive an Akron branded website.
Akrons first contest was held in 2014.
The company won the contest by design.
The 2018 contest featured more than 700 entries, and more than 1,400 designs were submitted.
Kite is the official design and marketing company for the 2016 presidential election, and is part of a group of companies that includes Creative Commons and Zillow.
Kites chief marketing officer Kevin Gorman said the contest is being run by a small group of designers and content managers who are in the early stages of their careers.
The designers will receive a prize for their work, which includes $2.50 cash and the Akron logo.
Akon is not the only software company involved in this contest.
It was also hosted by software company Verve, and has since become the largest web design company in the United States.
In 2019, the company hosted a contest to design a social media site for the Democratic National Convention, with more than 100 submissions.
Verve is also hosting the 2018 contest, and Gorman expects that number to grow.