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    Illinois license plate design contest

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    Illinois is finally getting year-round "Share The Road" license plates. The League of Illinois Bicyclists is sponsoring a design contest for the design of the plates and the winner receives $500. I know there are a lot of talented artists here at TE that may want to give it a shot. I read the rules and didn't see a requirement that entrants be Illinois residents.

    If you are interested, you can find out more at http://www.bikelib.org/other-advocac...esign-contest/
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    Cool! I grew up in Illinois--I wish Arizona would do Share the Road plates, I'd totally get them!
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    I have no graphic talent... but two ideas (that maybe someone can execute):
    • A 2 color license plate (blue and "traffic sign" yellow): "Illinois, Land of Lincoln" at the top, a simple bike on the left, "Share the road" in the bottom line.
    • A design that incorporates a picture of Frances Willard riding a bike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pll View Post
    I have no graphic talent... but two ideas (that maybe someone can execute):
    • A 2 color license plate (blue and "traffic sign" yellow): "Illinois, Land of Lincoln" at the top, a simple bike on the left, "Share the road" in the bottom line.
    • A design that incorporates a picture of Frances Willard riding a bike?
    I like it!!!! I have NO artistic ability or I would enter. Wonder if I could submit a design with a stick person and a sun in the corner
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    Ha, Bike Chick! Your talent sounds about as much as mine! Virginia has them, but I wish they were jazzier somehow. Residents got to vote on several designs but I don't know how they came up with them.
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    We're also getting bicycle plates in MO! I can't wait!
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    We get ours starting Jan 1 - I've never paid for specialty plates but I am this time!

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    Maryland's plate is boring, but I have it anyway.
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    Why wouldn't they want to make these plates attractive and stand out? Aren't we trying to educate the public and make a statement? We saw one yesterday from out of state and it was very nice and really caught your attention. I hope ours aren't plain

    C'mon you artist ladies out there, come up with a really cool design, ppplease
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    I'd say simple is better. The one I like the best is the Oregon one:



    The way I think about this is that most people will look at it only a couple of seconds. The message should be easy to read. Lots of colors and a fancy graphics can obscure the message.

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    I like Oregon. I'm hoping for bright yellow, based on the share the road signs.
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    And the winner is...



    I don't like the sign on the left... the graphic it's too small. But I already mailed my reservation form, anyway.

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    This is so cool! I didn't know MO was getting them,too (I just have standard plates), but come next Sept. I will be getting some!
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    This (almost) makes me wish I still lived in Illinois. I really like it.
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    Here is Indiana's new plate, available January 1. I will be getting one in June when my current tags expire. I do not know how much this will stand out with that white background but I will take what I can get.

 

 

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