Colorado's 150th anniversary is quickly approaching and the Department of Motor Vehicles of Colorado wanted to do something that has never been done before. A license plate designed by a Colorado resident and voted on by Colorado residents.

Colorado DMV
Colorado DMV

The contest to design a new commemorative license plate for the state of Colorado started on September 19, 2022, and more than 300 entries came in from 216 entrants. Children under the age of 13 made up 82 entrants with 97 submissions.

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The designs were categorized into two sections, over the age of 13 and under the age of 13. Three finalists from each category were chosen and these are the finalists for the Historic Colorado License Plate Design contest.

Colorado's 150th Anniversary License Plate Design Contest Finalists

These are the six finalists in the contest. You can vote on your favorite design through February 15, 2023 at

Voting on the resident-designed license plates will take place through February 15, 2023. You can vote for your favorite license plate in both divisions, under 13 and over 13, at DMV.Colorado.GOV/HistoricColorado. The design from the over-13 category will be used as the 150th-anniversary license plates for Colorado vehicles.

Each winner in the two categories will get a $1,000 grant and a commemorative 150th anniversary Colorado license plate.

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