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The Colorado Department of Transportation is excited to announce the 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.

About the Contest

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

The winning snowplow names will be announced in early May. Students whose ideas were chosen will have an opportunity to take a photo with the snowplow that has their winning name on it!


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

Share Your Plow Name Idea

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