It wasn’t even close.
Springfield musician Nick Sibley was the runaway winner of the city of Springfield’s contest to create a public service announcement about the importance of masking.
Sibley’s video, “If You Don’t Wear A Mask, It Will Put You In A Casket,” garnered 54.4% of the votes among the five finalists, with the second place video only garnering 20.5% of the votes.
“Each one of us keeps the other safe — every person has a responsibility here, social responsibility. And that’s what wearing a mask is all about,” Mayor Ken McClure said. “The right thing to do is to wear a mask because it’s not about you, it’s about my health and the health of our essential workers. You wear a mask to protect me, I wear a mask to protect you.”
All of the videos promoted the CDC’s recommended measure of wearing a mask in public. Sibley’s video will be submitted to Springfield television stations for consideration as a public service announcement.