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Virginia License Plate Design Contest

take action against distraction

In 2016, 13 Virginians were killed and more than 800 injured in crashes involving a distracted teen driver.

That's why Virginia DMV is launching a statewide license plate design contest for high school students (grades 9-12). The "Take Action Against Distraction" License Plate Design Contest aims to start the conversation and raise awareness about distracted driving.


Design. Submit. Win. Virginia DMV wants you to show off your art skills for a good cause. Design a license plate depicting distraction-free driving. Your license plate design could win you cash, bragging rights, and save a life.


Entry Period Opens: November 1, 2017

Entry Period Closes: December 15, 2017

District Winners Announced: February 20, 2018

Public Online Voting for Finalists: February 20 - March 20, 2018

Winner Announced: April 2018

Thank you to our partners at AAA Mid-Atlantic and the Virginia Department of Education.

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