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Artistic License - Alaska's first inaugural license plate design competition.

Are you a kindergartener with an eye for color? Are you a professional artist looking for opportunities in an unusual medium? Are you an Alaskan looking to gain fame and recognition in both visual art and vehicular transportation?

Boy, have we got an opportunity for you.

The idea is simple: the state of Alaska is opening a call to all Alaskans, to brainstorm, create, and submit designs for their ideal license plate. 

A top-secret, celebrity panel of Alaskan judges will choose finalists, and a statewide vote by Alaskans — half American Idol, half Alaska Airline’s Paint-the-Plane competition — will decide the winning design.

The new plate will be available for all Alaskans to put on their cars as an official DMV-issued license plate for a limited run through the next four years, before the call opens again, and a new design is chosen.

If you paint, photograph, design, draw, collage, or create blubber and baleen batiks, the Alaska Artistic License celebrity panel of judges wants to see it. It can be an ornate masterpiece or minimalist crayon drawing: it just has to be upload-able in 2D.

Submissions will be accepted from February 28 — April 24, 2017.

Click here to visit the Artistic License website.

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