2023 Puffin Prise honoring HeadCount

HeadCount wins 2023 Puffin Prize for Creative Citizenship

April 17, 2024

Save the Date for Type Media Center‘s Annual Celebration on Wednesday, May 8th. We hope you’ll join us again at the beautiful Museum of the City of New York from 6 to 9pm to honor HeadCount.

That evening, we will celebrate the recipient of the 2023 Puffin Prize for Creative Citizenship and you’ll have the opportunity to explore the fascinating exhibits at the century-old museum.

A group on young Asian people registering to vote at a HeadCount event
Two young men, one Asian and one Hispanic registering to vote at a HeadCount event

About HeadCount

HeadCount is a non-partisan organization that uses the power of music to register voters and promote participation in democracy. They reach young people and music fans where they already are — at concerts and online — to inform and empower.

HeadCount stages nonpartisan voter registration drives at more than 1,000 live events each year and collaborate with cultural leaders to promote civic engagement on a national scale. Since 2004, they’ve signed up over 1,000,000 voters through our work with touring musicians like Ariana Grande, Dead & Company, and Beyoncé and events like Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Pride Festivals and RuPaul’s DragCon. Meanwhile, their digital campaigns have won Clio and SHORTY awards, and our public service announcements have starred the likes of Jay-Z, Dave Matthews and members of the Grateful Dead.

Lucille Wenegieme is a young block woman sitting and smiling in a garden table.
The Puffin Prize for Creative Citizenship will be accepted by HeadCount’s Executive Director, Lucille Wenegieme. Lucille Wenegieme is an executive in the civic engagement and democracy spaces with an eclectic background in political advocacy, communications, fashion, and biomedical science. Her central change philosophy is that democracy has to meet people where they are, and she focuses on culture as the vehicle to get there. Her career has also included a stint as vice president of communications at the National Vote at Home Institute, which helped states and municipalities rapidly scale up their capacity to handle mail-in votes during the 2020 election.
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