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Virginia License Plate Design Contest

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can enter the contest?
Any student enrolled in a Virginia public, private, parochial, or home school, and in grades 9-12, is eligible to enter the Take Action Against Distraction License Plate Design Contest.
Do I have to live in Virginia to enter the contest?
You do not have to be a Virginia resident to enter; however, you must be enrolled in a Virginia public, private, parochial, or home school.
Is there a fee to enter?
The contest is free to enter.
When can I submit my design?
The contest entry period begins November 1, 2017 and has been extended to December 18, 2017.
Can I submit more than one design?
There is no limit to the number of designs you can submit. You must complete a separate entry form for each design.
Does the design for my license plate have to be created using computer design software?
Computer-generated designs are preferred; however, you can use whatever medium you choose to create your design. Please use the license plate templates provided for your design. Should you choose to use computer design software to create your design, see the design guidelines for preferred programs and other design specifics.
How many finalists and winners will be selected?
Eight district finalists will be selected by a panel of judges. Those eight district finalists will go on to a public vote to be held online between February 20, 2018 – March 20, 2018.
How will I know if my design won?
DMV will notify the district finalists by February 2018.
How often can I vote for my favorite license plate design?
You can vote multiple times for your favorite license plate design, but only once during a 24 hour period.
When can I order the license plate with the winning design?
The winning license plate design will be available for sale to the public in the summer of 2018.