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State accepting design submissions for next official car tag

Gov. Tate Reeves announced last week that the Mississippi License Tag Commission is accepting design submissions for the state’s next official car tag.
“Mississippi is filled with talented artists and designers. We’re opening the submission process to take in inspiration from across Mississippi for our state’s next car tag,” said Reeves. “I look forward to seeing the range of submissions from Mississippians and finding a great-looking new plate that represents our state, whether you’re going to work or taking a trip cross-country.”
The following are the requirements for design submissions:
Proposed designs must be submitted by end of business day on Nov. 30.
Design must be emailed to to be considered submitted.
Design must be submitted in Adobe Illustrator (Ai) format.
Design must be readable with a light-colored background design with dark-colored alphanumeric characteristics for plate numbering.
Design must be limited to a maximum of three colors.
Design cannot contain expressions that are considered obscene, slandering, insulting, or vulgar.
Design cannot contain any copyright images.
Each submission is required to provide name, address, and phone number of designer.
The designer selected will not receive any compensation.
Participants must be Mississippi residents.
Designer of the winning design must execute a release of any rights to the design.
Changes to the design may be made to meet the required specifications and may contact interested parties for further information.
Plate size will be 6 inches exact by 12 inches exact as it is today.
All license plates will utilize an embossed (raised) alphanumeric character set which will be positioned as referenced immediately below:

The upper region of the plate between the bolt holes is reserved for the jurisdictional name to be printed (Mississippi).
The lower region of the plate between the bolt holes is reserved for the county name. In this example, Lauderdale.
The lower right corner of the plate is reserved for the validation sticker.