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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 conducting 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.


Which of the eight designs do you think best depicts distraction-free driving and is best suited for a license plate?

You have until March 20 to vote for the design you want to see on Virginia's next special license plate.

You can vote once every 24 hours.

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Entry Period Opens: November 1, 2017

Entry Period Closes: December 18, 2017

District Winners Announced: February 7, 2018 - View news release

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

Winner Announced: April 2018

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Thank you to our partners at AAA Mid-Atlantic, 3M, and the Virginia Department of Education.