News release

Mississauga launches #IvoteBecause Social Media Contest

Local government | June 16, 2014

The City is inviting Mississauga youth ages 17-25 to share the reasons why they will vote in the October 27 municipal election.

Using the hashtag #Ivotebecause, contestants can share their reason, post a picture or create a video on social media. The most meaningful and creative reasons could win money towards school.

Winners and Prizes
1st prize is $2000 towards College or University
2nd prize is $1000 towards College or University
3rd prize is $500 toward College or University

Winners will be chosen based on creativity, meaningfulness and social media reach. Entrants may use the hashtags as many times as they wish; however only one submission per person will be judged.  Winners will be judged by a panel and prizes will be awarded in the fall. The contest runs until midnight on Election Day.

How to Enter:

Step One
Tell us the reason you will vote by creating a video or taking a selfie and tweet or post it on Facebook using #ivotebecause. Be creative!

Step Two
If you’re 18+, go to and get on the voters list

Step Three
Follow or like the City of Mississauga on your favourite social media channel Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube.

Step Four
Read and agree to the contest rules and regulations along with the consent form.

For more information, and to enter, visit:

Media Contact:
Keisha McIntosh-Siung
Communications Advisor
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5818
TTY:  905-896-5151