License Plate Design Contest

New Minnesota State Parks license plate design.

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Congratulations to Michelle Vesaas for her winning design!

After a statewide design contest and a week of online voting, Minnesotans selected Michelle's design to be featured on the first ever Minnesota State Parks and Trails license plate.
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The design features an image of a canoe on the water, surrounded by Minnesota's four seasons of outdoor beauty.

New Minnesota State Parks license plate design.
Left to right: artist Michelle Vesaas, Lt. Governor Tina Smith, Parks and Trails Director Erika Rivers

Purchasing the new plate

The new license plate will be available in the fall of 2016.

Individuals who purchase the plate make an annual contribution that will help fund operations and maintenance of Minnesota state parks and trails. The license plate also gives you unlimited entry to all 75 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas for the year!

Common questions

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When can I purchase the new plate?

Can I purchase the plate before my vehicle registration is due?

What does it cost?

What will my contribution be used for?

Will the plate give me free entry to any Minnesota state park or recreation area?

Can I get free state park entry with a critical habitat plate?

Is my contribution tax deductible?