In partnership with The Animal Welfare Fund of New Jersey, The Lesniak Institute is opening up the design of the state’s newest license plate to students. New Jersey students in elementary, middle and high school are encouraged to participate. The goal of this contest is to inspire students to use their artistic talent to promote awareness of protecting animals from cruelty and saving animals from extinction.

Entries are due Oct. 30, 2018. For details and to enter, visit

Create New Jersey’s next license plate design, or write an essay to show your passion for animal welfare.

First place designer wins a $1,000 scholarship, their design on a NJ Humane State license plate, and a visit from Sen. Lesniak to their school.

Second place designer wins a $1,000 scholarship.

First place essay writer wins a $500 scholarship and a visit from Sen. Lesniak to their school.

Top 5 additional essay finalists will receive a $500 scholarship.


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