Arlington Treasurer Launches Annual Decal Design Competition

Published on October 13, 2017

  • 14th annual contest for high school artists

  • Winning design to appear on more than 160,000 windshields around Arlington

  • Cash prizes for winner and three runners-up

The Office of the Arlington County Treasurer invites high school students who reside or attend school in Arlington to participate in the 14th Annual Decal Design Competition.

[caption id="attachment_11000" align="alignright" width="184"]Photo of planetarium. 2017-2018 winning decal, on vehicles by Nov. 15.[/caption]

Students are asked to submit a design that represents the vibrant community that is Arlington for a chance to have their work appear on the 2018-19 vehicle decal. Students may consider the 100th anniversary of America's and Arlington's participation in World War I as inspiration for their design. The top four finalists, selected by a citizens panel, will appear in the Sun Gazette newspaper on Dec. 7.

The four finalists' designs will be on display at the main branch of the Arlington Community Federal Credit Union in December and January. The finalists will present their designs to the Arlington County Board at an early 2018 Board Meeting, where the winner will be announced.

The Arlington Community Federal Credit Union will present the winner and other finalists with prize money at that time.

The competition gives students the opportunity to utilize their design skills in a real-world application, as well as participate in the workings of their local government. The winner and runners-up will have a unique accomplishment to highlight on their resumés and college applications. Last year, a record 235 designs were submitted.

All submissions must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17. Information and the online submission form can be found on the Treasurer's Office's website.

Beginning Dec. 7, residents will be able to vote for their favorite design. Last year, over 3,200 votes were cast.