Although the winners of the AICUO Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts (EVAs) are selected through a judging process, members of the public play an important role in the competition as well. The People's Choice Award offers the world the opportunity to vote for the year's outstanding entry among the competitors.
On the EVAs main page, the Web site includes a link for People's Choice. Each of the 19 competitors put forward a single work to compete as the People's Choice Award winner. Notably, being one of the six EVAs award winners does not necessarily confer an advantage. While the first year's People's Choice winner, Mad Mohre from Denison University, was also an award winner, last year's People's Choice was Mary Griffith of Wittenberg University, who was not among the final six.
Like American Idol, the number of votes that can be cast is unlimited, although the system will only allow one vote for each visit to the EVAs site. So as they say in Chicago, vote early and vote often.
—C. Todd Jones