Year-Round Sales Ends City Sticker Design Contest
Beginning in May, the city clerk’s office will begin the transition towards selling Chicago vehicle stickers on a year around basis — and city students will no longer be designing them.
The Clerk’s office is actively working toward changing the annual tradition of selling 1.3 million city stickers over the course of several weeks in late spring and early summer, into a process that parallels the way Illinois drivers renew their vehicle license plates, where vehicle stickers would expire on the same month every year.
First raised under Miguel del Valle, the idea of year round sales was a major goal of current City Clerk Susana Mendoza when she first entered office in April of 2011. Mendoza announced the impending switch at this year’s budget hearings in October.
But this change also spells the demise of another Chicago tradition — the city sticker design contest.
“Because we are transitioning to year-round sticker sales and the design of the sticker will change, we will not be holding a city sticker art contest this year,” City Clerk spokesperson Kristine Williams said. “There’s limited space on the sticker so it will be fundamentally changed.”
Read more at DNAInfo Chicago.