CHARLOTTE, N.C. — College students across Mecklenburg County are being asked to design logos for electric vehicles in Charlotte in hopes of winning $5,000 and having their design placed on low-emission vehicles throughout the city.
The City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County announced Thursday that they are now accepting entries for the Leading the Charge electric vehicle decal design competition.
Officials say the competition is open to local college students in Mecklenburg County, and the selected design will be placed on all city and county low-emission vehicles beginning in spring 2022.
The designer will also be awarded $5,000 for all their hard work.
“The city is all in on climate action, including work towards fueling our fleet by 100% zero-carbon sources by 2030 and contributing to a healthier, more sustainable Charlotte. We are leading the way with low and no emission vehicles and want to get the community excited and involved,” said Sarah Hazel, chief sustainability and resiliency officer. “The final product from this decal competition will help demonstrate our commitment to a low-carbon future for all.”
Officials say submissions will be accepted from December 2nd through January 31st, with the winning design to be announced on Valentine’s Day.
“Mecklenburg County is committed to transitioning all County facilities and fleet to net-zero carbon energy sources by 2035. By giving everyone in the County the opportunity to express their creativity, this high-visibility competition will help educate the community around low-carbon vehicles in both the City and County fleet,” said Erin Stanforth, Sustainability and Resiliency Manager for Mecklenburg County.
For more information on the Leading the Charge Decal Competition click here.