FVSU invites artists to design new license plate

August 22, 2012 – Fort Valley State University’s trademark license plate is about to change and students, alumni and supporters could play a major role in its new look.

Fort Valley State University and the Fort Valley State University Foundation, Inc. are launching an FVSU License Plate Design Contest. The winning artwork will be featured on a new official Department of Motor Vehicle license plate and will be available for purchase by all Georgia drivers. This is an opportunity for artist to receive widespread exposure and help FVSU secure student scholarship dollars.

“The contest winner will receive a photo session and recognition in the university’s news site, FVSU Review,” said Leitra Maxwell, director for the FVSU Foundation, Inc. According to Maxwell, the license plates are sold through Georgia’s Department of Revenue and the Foundation will receive $10 from the sale and renewal of each license plate. The proceeds from this initiative will be used to provide needs based, academic, financial aid scholarships for eligible undergraduate students.

The university is seeking an original design that represents the brand of FVSU; however, to avoid similarities with the state issued plate, designers should not use peaches in their design. Entrants must also sign a consent form. Designs–11.34 inches wide and 5.34 inches high–can be illustrated by hand or computer-generated, but cannot contain any clip art.

The artwork and entry form must be postmarked or received by September 30, 2012. To enter the contest, visit fvsu.edu/license-plate or call the FVSU Foundation, Inc., at (478) 825-6474.



Christina D. Milton, writer

Marketing and Communications

(478) 825-6319, miltonc@fvsu.edu