License Plate Design Contest Lets Students’ Character Shine

May 04, 2005

Charleston, W.Va. - Students can now show the rest of the country that character counts in West Virginia. The West Virginia Board of Education and the West Virginia Department of Education are seeking a design for a character education and sportsmanship license plate for West Virginia.  

The contest is open to all students K-12. A panel of educators will judge the entries. The winner will be announced during the first week of the 2005-2006 school year.  

When developing their designs, students should follow the following criteria:  

• Must address character education traits and sportsmanship; • Must fit 11 ˝ x 5 ˝ design attached • Must leave one inch completely around design;  

Entries must be postmarked by May 31, 2005 and should be mailed in a large envelope so designs are not folded.  

Please mail entries to: Lisa Burton, Coordinator West Virginia Department of Education Office of Student Services and Health Promotion 1900 Kanawha Blvd., East Bldg. 6, Room 309 Charleston, WV 25305  

For more information about the contest or Character Education in West Virginia, contact Lisa Burton at (304) 558-8830 or or visit

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