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May 24--  Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that the Department of Revenue will host a contest open to the general public seeking a design for a new Georgia license plate. The design contest will begin on Monday, May 23, with acceptance of design submissions to conclude on Friday, June 17. 

“We want to embrace the artistic and creative talents of Georgia’s residents by asking for submissions that will provide an exciting new design to appear on millions of new general issue license plates,” state Revenue Commissioner Douglas MacGinnitie said.

The department is scheduled to produce a new Georgia license plate in 2012.

The design contest seeks original artwork for the new license plate and is open to all Georgia citizens or companies authorized to do business in the state. The public will be given the opportunity to select three semifinalists via an online vote from June 24-July 8, 2011. Following the conclusion of online voting, the three semifinalists will then be presented to Deal, who will announce the winning design on July 15. The winning artist will participate in the announcement ceremony, along with MacGinnitie and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle.

Complete rules, guidelines, design template, and an entry-waiver form for the contest may be accessed here:

Contest submissions may be sent to:

 E-mail:                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 U.S. Mail:             Attn: License Plate Design Contest

                                Georgia Department of Revenue

                                Motor Vehicle Division

                                P.O. Box 740382

                                Atlanta, GA 30374-0382