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May
20
2020
Code Talker Seal Design Competition

House Bill 1338 (2019) was passed and allowed the AZ Department of Transportation to design seven different veteran special license plates one plate shall contain a Native American Code Talker seal.

The Code Talkers Congressional Medal has been awarded to the following tribes:
Cherokee Nation
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
Choctaw Nation
Comanche Nation
Crow Creek Sioux Tribe
Crow Nation
Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior
Chippewa Tribe
Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes
Ho-Chunk Nation
Hopi Tribe
Kiowa Tribe
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe
Menominee Nation
Meskwaki Nation
Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Navajo Nation
Oglala Sioux Tribe
Oneida Nation
Osage Nation
Pawnee Nation
Ponca Tribe
Pueblo of Acoma Tribe
Pueblo of Laguna Tribe
Rosebud Sioux Tribe
Santee Sioux Nation
Seminole Nation
Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate (Sioux) Tribe
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Tlingit Tribe
Tonto Apache Tribe
White Mountain Apache Tribe
Yankton Sioux Tribe

Based on the historical and unique contributions of these peoples, the Governor’s Office on Tribal Relations is hosting a competition open to American Indian/Alaska Native students who attend a high school, college or university within the boundaries of the state of Arizona to design a seal and include a 300 word (min) essay on:

How does this seal design honor all code talkers and why is it important to you?

Application Criteria:
 - American Indian/Alaska Native students residing and attending a high school/college/university within the boundaries of the state of Arizona
 - Must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized Tribal Nation in the United States

Grades 9-12 Students:
Must demonstrate enrollment through an recent official class schedule

College/University Undergraduate Students:
Must be enrolled as a full time undergraduate student with a minimum of 12 credit hours for the current semester demonstrated by enrollment verification

Graduate Students:
Must be enrolled as a full time graduate student with a minimum of 6 credit hours, or as defined by their graduate program, for the current semester demonstrated by enrollment verification.

Awards:
 - (3) Top High school students will be awarded $100
 - (2) Top College/University/Graduate students will be awarded $200
 - The top five designs will go onto a web based competition. The final design chosen will be used on the Code Talker License plate and the student designer will be awarded $500.

Design Specifications:
The plate itself is 6 inches by 12 inches. The box to the left is where the code talker seal should fit. The seal can be no larger than 2.5 inches by 2.5 inches.

DEADLINE:
Applications must be completed and received by FRIDAY, JUNE 5th 5:00PM (no exceptions)
 - Awardees will be notified by the Code Talkers Seal Design Committee by Friday, June 19th.
 - The final design will be selected by web based competition which will commence on Monday, June 22nd 8:00AM and conclude on Friday, June 26th 5:00pm.
 - The design and award will be announced on Wednesday, July 1st, 2020.

Application Procedure:
1. Complete the STUDENT APPLICATION FORM
2. Submit a copy of tribal enrollment card/CIB from a federally recognized Tribal Nation
3. Submit a typed double spaced essay (300 word min.) to answer the following:
“How does this seal design honor all code talkers and why is it important to you?”
4. High School Students: Submit a copy of most recent class schedule
5. College/University students: Submit a copy of Spring 2020 enrollment verification
6. Submit design (no more than 3 designs may be submitted per an application)

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SENT TO:
Mail To:
Governor’s Office on Tribal Relations
c/o Code Talker Seal Design Committee
State Capitol Executive Tower
1700 W. Washington Street, Suite #235
Phoenix, AZ 85007

EMAIL: gotrinfo@az.gov

** Applications must be completed and received by FRIDAY, JUNE 5th, 2020 5:00PM **
QUESTIONS:

Please call 602-542-4426 or email gotrinfo@az.gov


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