Wildrose Caucus Foundation Running Contest For Albertans To Have A Say In New License Plate Design

  • Jul. 24, 2014 8:00 p.m.

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The Wildrose Official Opposition is asking Alberta graphic artists and designers to submit their designs for Alberta’s new licence plate and will host an online voting competition to determine the top design.

The Wildrose Caucus Foundation will make a $2,500 donation to the winning designer’s charity of choice. The winning designer will also receive a $500 cash prize, courtesy Wildrose MLAs. Submissions will be collected until noon on Aug.3, after which time finalists will be chosen and posted for Albertans to vote on.

Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith said the competition is intended to showcase the immense talent in Alberta’s graphic design community and give Albertans a greater say in what will be become an important symbol of Alberta’s identity. The PCs chose Minnesota-based 3M to provide design options for Alberta’s new plates.

“The PC government missed a golden opportunity to engage with Albertans and give them a direct say in choosing how to express our collective identity,” Smith said. “We are inviting Alberta’s art and design community to give us their creative best on what they think the plates should look like. I have no doubt the submissions we receive will be top notch and will hopefully force the government to change its approach.”

The Wildrose Caucus is inviting Alberta artists and graphic designers to showcase their talents and ideas for a new provincial licence plate. Submissions will be evaluated and finalists chosen. Albertans will then vote on the final designs online.

Let’s see what you’ve got! Submissions should follow the following guidelines; they should be saved as an .eps or print quality PDF, they should be saved as, “lastname_firstname_plate.eps (or .pdf),” include your relevant contact information with your submission, and submit to wildrosecaucus@assembly.ab.ca.

The deadline for submissions will be August 3, 2014. Selections will be made August 4th with voting open from August 5th till 18th. The winning announcement will be made August 19th. The winning  designer will receive a cash prize of $500 as well as $2500 from the Wildrose Caucus Foundation will be given to the charity of his/her choice.