We’ve launched an “I Vote Because” campaign to encourage voter turnout by Calista Shareholders and YK communities. Join our campaign to encourage conversation and actions that show the importance of voting to all generations.

“Alaska Native people were not allowed to vote until 1924. We encourage Calista Shareholders to exercise their right to vote and honor the legacy of our ancestors. Voting gives us a seat at the table where decisions are made that affect our Shareholders and our Region.”

Andrew Guy, Calista Corp. President/CEO

Below are 3 easy ways to join our campaign. Quyana!

Download one of the coloring sheets for your children to make their own artwork. Take a picture. Send it by email to vote2020@calistacorp.com to be entered to win a $50 Visa gift card. Rules and restrictions below. Quyana!

  • "I Vote Because" Coloring Contest

    This coloring contest aims to teach our children the importance of using their voice. Those who submit completed coloring sheets will be entered to win a prize! Scroll down for the official contest rules and restrictions. By submitting an entry for the challenge, you agree to these rules.

    Contest dates

    The coloring contest ends at 11:59 p.m. on November 6, 2020.

    Eligibility & Prizes

    The contest is open to all current Calista Shareholders or direct descendants of Shareholders, who are 17 years of age or younger as of October 20, 2020.

    Two prize winners will each be awarded one Visa gift card with a retail value of $50 each.

    Entry

    Participants must complete one of the I Vote Because coloring sheet options below, with a maximum of one entry per eligible Shareholder and an authorizing parent/guardian signature. Coloring sheets must be submitted by one of the following methods:

     
    Coloring Sheets

    Please choose one of the three coloring sheets:

     
    Contest Rules

    The following are the official rules for the I Vote Because Coloring Contest. Winning is contingent upon compliance with these Official rules, and conditioned upon completion of an affidavit of eligibility, a release of liability and publicity, and submission of required tax forms by the contestant’s parent/guardian.

    1. CONTEST DATES. Calista Corporation 2020 Calista I Vote Because Coloring Contest (“Contest”) begins on October 20, 2020 and ends 11:59pm on 11/06/2020.

    2. ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS. The Contest is open to all current Calista Shareholders or direct descendants of a shareholder, who are 17 years of age or younger as of October 20, 2020. Contestants must submit an application with an authorizing parent/guardian signature with the submission.

    3. ENTRY. A participant may enter by submitting one of the I Vote Because coloring sheet options, including required signature and release by contestant’s parent/guardian. Maximum one entry per contestant. Coloring sheets must be submitted by one of the following methods:

    a. VIA EMAIL. Scan or take a picture of the completed coloring sheet and send it to Calista via email to vote2020@calistacorp.com.

    b. VIA INTERNET. Scan or take a picture of the completed coloring sheet and submit it to Calista via the Media Consent form at https://www.calistacorp.com/mediaconsent/.

    4. PRIZES. Two winners will be selected. Each winner will receive one VISA gift card with a retail value of $50. No Prize Substitutions. Maximum of one prize per winner. Winners will be selected by random drawing on or before November 20, 2020. Winners will be notified by phone or email by Calista staff after the Contest has concluded.

    5. CONDITIONS

    a. Calista’s decisions as to the administration and operation of the Contest and the selection of potential winners are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest.

    b. By participating and/or accepting a prize, entrants and winners agree to release and hold harmless Calista, and its affiliates, from any and all claims, losses or liability, including but not limited to personal injury and death, arising from the prize or participation in the Contest.

    c. By participating and/or accepting a prize, entrants and winners agree to the use of his/her name, voice, photograph, image or other likeness, and hometown and state, coloring sheet submitted for the contest and/or any statements made by him/her regarding the Contest in any media for any commercial or promotional purpose, without further compensation or consideration.

    d. Winners are responsible for all federal, state and local taxes associated with the prizes. Parent/guardians of the winners will be required to complete and submit an IRS Form W-9 or the equivalent including the winner’s full Social Security Number for receipt of any prize valued at $600 or more or for cumulative prize awards of $600 or more in a calendar year. Failure to submit a complete W-9 or equivalent will result in disqualification and forfeiture of the prize.

    6. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.

    a. IN NO EVENT WILL CALISTA BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIMS, PROCEEDINGS, LIABILITIES, OBLIGATIONS, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR COSTS IN AN AMOUNT EXCEEDING THE AMOUNT OF THE PRIZE LISTED IN THIS AGREEMENT.

    b. Any claim or dispute regarding the Contest or these Official Rules will be resolved pursuant to the laws of the State of Alaska. Venue for any claim or dispute shall be in Anchorage Alaska. If for any reason a claim or dispute regarding the Contest or these Official Rules proceeds in court, each participant waives the right to a jury trial.

    7. MISCELLANEOUS

    a. Calista, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person (and applicable entry) from this Contest if he or she is in violation of the Official Rules. Calista reserves the right to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend the Contest for any reason whatsoever. Void where prohibited.

    b. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained herein.

  • "I Vote Because" Poster

    Interested in spreading the word in your community? Download Calista’s I Vote Because poster. This is great for hanging at your workplace and around town in places like the store, post office, community bulletin boards, etc.

    Download color poster

    Download black & white poster

  • "I Vote Because" Social Media Posts

    Calista is encouraging Shareholders to post “I Vote Because” messages on social media and share “I Vote Because” posts they see from others. Be sure to follow Calista on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to see all the latest “I Vote Because” content.

    Calista has also created new Facebook profile frames as a way for Shareholders to engage their network in the campaign.

    I Vote Because Facebook Frame (English)

    I Vote Because Facebook Frame (Yup’ik)