Chicago high school students were invited to submit artwork highlighting efforts to make Chicago a dog friendly city. More than 350 students from 43 high schools participated. Ferguson will receive a $1,000 savings bond for the winning design, which will be stuck on about 1.3 million automobiles beginning in June 2009.
About 25,000 people voted online to select the artwork for next year's Chicago vehicle sticker.The winner of the art design contest is Denise Ferguson, a senior at Corliss High School. Ferguson's artwork incorporated the "Dog Friendly Chicago" theme.