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We are proud to present the winning design for the 2017 Alaska Artistic License competition. Anita Laulainen is a UAA graphic design student from Palmer and her work was selected from a pool of one hundred forty-two submissions by Alaskans of all ages and geographic locations around the state.

A panel of Alaskan celebrity judges reviewed entries based on quality of design submission, readability for law enforcement and imagery that celebrates aspects of our unique Alaskan identity. A public vote was held to select the winner from the five finalists and over 17,000 votes were cast.

The winning design will be produced by DMV for the next four years, until the Alaska State Council on the Arts holds another design competition.