Only two weeks left to enter Historic Colorado Contest

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Coloradans’ chance to make history with State’s 150th anniversary license plate design contest ends Nov. 30

LAKEWOOD, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022 -- There are only two weeks left to enter the Historic Colorado license plate design contest.

Colorado residents or students interested in participating in the Historic Colorado Contest need to submit their entries before Nov. 30 to qualify. 

The Historic Colorado Contest gives residents and students a shot at designing Colorado’s 150th anniversary license plate, plus $1,000. The contest is accepting submissions until Wednesday, Nov. 30 and has two divisions — 13 and older, and under 13.

Up to 10 finalists per division will be selected by a committee with a final, public vote on the top three designs. The winners will get huge bragging rights, the DMV will feature the artists in all media releases and the winners will each receive a special commemorative license plate and a $1,000 grant.

Entries will be judged on how well the artwork captures Colorado and its history, the artistic quality and its originality, and how well that design translates into becoming a Colorado license plate.

The Historic Colorado Contest is free to enter and each participant must enter their original artwork. Coloradans interested in participating in the Historic Colorado contest can visit for complete information, terms and conditions, and templates for drafting submissions. 

The DMV will accept a variety of file formats such as EPS, SVG, AI, PDF, and high resolution TIFF and JPEG (3.375 in x 2.125 in at 600 dpi) for entries, and asks that submissions not have any watermarks. Coloradans should email their designs and entry form to

The Historic Colorado Contest is a low-cost effort to honor Colorado’s history and 150th anniversary with a commemorative license plate. Voting for the winning designs is anticipated to begin in early 2023.  

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