Finalists Chosen for State License Plate Contest

Public Voting Began February 20

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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (February 23, 2018) – Judges from across the Commonwealth have selected the top eight license plate design concepts moving forward in the DMV (Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles), Take Action Against Distraction License Plate Design Contest.

“Nearly 200 students submitted designs, and there were some wonderful and creative concepts,” says DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb. “But in the end, these eight designs rose to the top in each district. However, even more important than the designs is the awareness this contest is creating about the issue of distracted driving. The public is taking an active role in battling this issue.”Each of the eight district finalists will receive $300 courtesy of AAA, sponsor of the Take Action Against Distraction License Plate Contest.

“We are honored by the magnificent artwork in the license plate designs from so many talented individuals in our area,” said Dr. Georjeane Blumling, Vice President of Public Affairs for AAA Tidewater Virginia. “AAA Tidewater is proud to partner with DMV for this effort to bring distracted driving issues to the forefront.”

DMV has taken the eight design concepts and modified them for use on a Virginia license plate. The public will choose the design it thinks best depicts an anti-distracted driving message through an online vote. Public voting began February 20, 2018 and will run through March 20, 2018.

For more information on the Take Action Against Distraction License Plate Design Contest – including how to vote and resources on distracted driving, visit www.dmvNOW.com/vaplatecontest

 

District Finalists

 

District

Artist

License Design

Bristol

Lydia Sluss, Virginia High School,  Bristol

Fairfax North

Stephanie Schmidt, Briar Woods High School, Ashburn

Fairfax South

Matthew Houser, North Stafford High School, Stafford

Hampton

Abigail Polansky, Jamestown High School, Williamsburg

Portsmouth

Mason Dodzik, Cape Henry Collegiate School, Virginia Beach

Richmond

Nick Short, Lloyd C. Bird High School, Chesterfield

Roanoke

Kaya Windpainter, Blacksburg High School, Blacksburg

Staunton

Destinee Glover, Nelson County High School, Lovingston

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