Colorado debuts the new 150th anniversary car or truck license plate

The plates will be obtainable for no more demand starting up in August, Gov. Jared Polis mentioned.

DENVER — Right after months of general public submissions and voting, Colorado has two new license plates.

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis unveiled the new plate models Wednesday to celebrate the Centennial State’s 150th anniversary, which is in 2026. 

A contest introduced in September, looking for layouts from inhabitants. 6 finalists were being decided on from additional than 300 entries from 216 entrants.

The public was ready to vote for the remaining two winners in distinctive divisions — 13 and older, and more youthful than 13. In excess of 34,000 Coloradans voted in the style contest to decide the winners.

The DMV offered each winners with a $1,000 grant as perfectly as a commemorative license plate.

Polis said starting in August, all Coloradans will be able to buy the plates. They will be out there by means of August 2027. In contrast to other specialty license plates, the governor mentioned, they will be readily available for no supplemental cost.


13+ Division

  • Artist: Evan Griesheimer of Denver
  • Inspiration: The simplicity and hues of the Colorado state flag, the Rocky Mountains and mining

Griesheimer won the 13 and older division with 15,697 votes or 46.13% of the total.

This license plate structure will be accessible for invest in from Aug. 1, 2023 to Aug. 1, 2027.

“It feels terrific to get the contest. It signifies a lot to me to have just one of my styles in a general public location exactly where many will be capable to see it,” Griesheimer explained. “My good friends, family and I are all incredibly enthusiastic to be in a position to have a plate of our have with my design and style on it. One particular of my pals even joked about getting me to sign it.” 


Less than 13 Division

  • Artist: Calista Blaschke of Denver
  • Inspiration: Pikes Peak, fortune hunters, the condition chicken (lark bunting) and the state tree (blue spruce)

Blaschke won the less than 13 division with 21,633 votes or 63.58% of the complete.

This license plate structure will be out there for buy from Aug. 1, 2023 to Aug. 1, 2027.

“It feels remarkable to get the contest,” Blaschke mentioned. “It’s a major accomplishment and I can not think my 1st ever entry into a contest like this ended up successful.”

“Colorado’s awe-inspiring magnificence was very well mirrored in the hundreds of wonderful models submitted by talented Colorado artists as we celebrate 150 several years of Colorado history,” stated Polis. “I am very pleased to congratulate the winners whose lovely license plates will be on vehicles across the point out setting up this August.”

“I am so proud of the effort and hard work Coloradans and our Group put into the impending 150th anniversary license plates — they did a terrific task,” mentioned Mark Ferrandino, executive director of the Colorado Section of Income. “It speaks to the pleasure we all have in contacting Colorado dwelling and I hope the contest sparked curiosity in our shared historical past, in particular for the younger Coloradans who participated in the contest.”


6 license plate finalists ended up:


13+ Division


Beneath 13 Division

Instructed Video clips: Colorado Manual



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