Nunavut’s iconic polar bear license plate is getting a makeover. Nunavummiut are invited to submit their designs to replace the polar bear-shaped plate used across the territory for the past 12 years and, before that, under the Northwest Territories. That’s because in 1999, when Nunavut was created, the territory adopted the polar bear license plate from the Northwest Territories.
The competition to design the new license place for Nunavut is open to residents of Nunavut, who have until Aug. 26 to submit their ideas. A committee made up of GN employees and selected artists will judge all submissions. They will select the top four designs, which will be sent to the Nunavut cabinet members for final judging. Each of the four finalists will receive $500 for their design. If one of the designs is selected as Nunavut’s new licence plate, that designer will receive an additional $1,000. Nunatsiaq News
Nunavut’s New License Plate5 08 2011