Okay, it’s not as crucial as Obama vs. Romney.
But America is a democracy, and citizens — at least, those in Westport — need to make a crucial choice: Which button do you like for First Night?
All were created by artist Miggs Burroughs. This is his 17th year designing the button, which serves as the admission ticket for townwide events on New Year’s Eve.
For this year’s contest, the 1st button is meant to be “a bold and colorful graphic burst, clearly identifying the event with a distinctive font,” Miggs says.
The 2nd is an homage to sponsors Melissa & Doug. “It is meant to portray a child’s painting of the year in various, drippy paint colors,” he says.
The third button uses the Westport town flag — designed by Miggs in 1985 — to convey civic pride and excitement.
The buttons cost $10 before Dec. 14 ($15 afterward), and will be available throughout town.
To cast your ballot, click here. The deadline is October 28.