Alaska Artistic License Plate Design
Entry Deadline: 4/24/17
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 30
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 30
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Artistic License Plate Request for Design Proposals
Alaska’s “Artistic License” plate is a juried competition that occurs every four years, thanks to Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins who was able to pass House Bill 217 and former Senator Bill Stoltze who supported HB217 with Senate Bill 154.
The spirit of this competition encourages creativity, invites Alaskans to celebrate aspects of our unique Alaskan identity and highlights the importance of the arts in our daily lives.
The Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA) administers this competition in keeping with the Council’s mission to advance creativity as a core civic value and identity for Alaska. A portion of the sales of the “Artistic License” plate goes to ASCA to support the organizations, businesses, groups and individuals who serve as creators, designers, makers, educators, administrators, producers, presenters and distributors in the areas of Visual Art, Music, Literature, Fashion, Poetry, Performing Arts, Cultural Practices and Traditions, Culinary Arts, Language Preservation, Graphic Design, Architecture, Public Spaces, Film and Media.
The deadline for submitting applications is 9:59 PM Alaska Daylight Savings Time, Monday, April 24, 2017.
A license plate template can be obtained at http://alaskaartisticlicense.org or downloaded from the SitePlan/Image link on this application form. The template follows DMV guidelines below:
Design Review Criteria
Terms and Artist Rights
The honorarium for short listed artists (up to 10) is $250 each. The selected artist will receive an honorarium of $1,000.
The winning design(s) may undergo further refinement by a professional graphic designer to meet the DMV guidelines.
Artists whose work is selected for license plate production will be required to sign an agreement with ASCA with the following terms:
Derivative expressions of the selected design are limited to photographs for documentary and archival purposes and for publication in articles for information about ASCA, the work of art and the artist, may be made and distributed by ASCA and the DMV. This includes publication in both public and private sector publications (for-profit as well as non-profit) publications, electronic publication on a website.
Artist Rights do not include reproduction for profit-making undertakings such as postcards, posters, mini-collector plates, etc. by ASCA and DMV unless coordinated with the selected Artist. The Artist retains all other rights not addressed in this agreement unless transferred by written agreement.
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