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Thank You Students!

The first-ever Name That Plow Contest sponsored by the Colorado Department of Transportation and Governor Jared Polis is now complete. Thank you to all students who submitted such great ideas for names of our new fleet of snowplows!

2021 Contest Winners

View Photos of the 2021 Contest Winners

Thanks to the creative ideas of Colorado kids across the state, 20 new plows in the CDOT fleet will receive names as part of the inaugural Name That Plow contest. Those 20 winning names, which were chosen from more than 1,100 entries, are as follows:


Fresh Plowder


Arctic King




Jack Frost

Snow Crusher


Mr. Plow


Cheese Ball

Mr. Snowtastic

Snowtorious B.I.G.

Darth Blader

No-way Snow-day

Zebulon Ice



“The creativity of Colorado’s kids shines through in this great group of names and we’re appreciative to all who offered their ideas in this first-ever contest,” said Governor Jared Polis. “When these plows and their drivers are hard at work in the years to come, we will all be able to keep track of their efforts on, or check for the name on the door the next time you see a CDOT plow on the road.”

About the Contest

The Colorado Department of Transportation is excited to announce its inaugural Name that Plow contest, kicking off in the spring of 2021! CDOT has teamed up with Governor Jared Polis asking elementary school students across the state of Colorado to submit their best and most creative name ideas for 20 brand new CDOT snowplows joining the current fleet of plows in 2021.

The contest was open to all elementary school students (kindergarten through fifth grade) in Colorado. Submissions were due by Friday, March 26 2021. CDOT in partnership with Governor Polis, we will review all submissions to identify the 20 winners by May 2021!


We can’t wait to see the creative snowplow name ideas submitted by our state’s stellar elementary school students! Please remember, parent/guardian permission is required to submit an idea.

The options are endless, and we want you to think big and reach for the stars! There aren’t too many rules, but we do have a few guidelines for your submission to be considered in the contest:

  • The name needs to be limited to 15 characters, one to two words so it will fit on the sticker
    • Example: Snowball or Snow Patrol
  • The name can't include your name
  • No profanity or inappropriate language

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