Design-A-License-Plate contest announced

You are invited to submit a design for the planned Missouri "Share the Road with Bicycles" license plates.

Find out more about the Share the Road license plates, and sign our online petition in support of the plates, here.

The contest involves creating a graphic design for the license plates.

Contest rules:
  • General design theme and purpose is to communicate the message that bicyclists are legal users of our roads and streets, and to encourage all to share the road safely with bicyclists.

  • Bonus points for designs that make a visual connection to bicycling specifically in Missouri and communicating a passion for the joy of bicycling.

  • The winning design will be simple, clear, compelling, attractive, and communicate the theme.

  • The design must fit into the design parameters of the Missouri license plate. You can get an idea of effective designs other organizations have used on the Missouri DOR website.

  • Once the design is selected we plan to hold a separate contest to choose the license plate slogan that will be used in place of the "Show-Me State" slogan on typical license plates. However, designers should include a suggested slogan in their design (or even integrate it into the design--see the "Ducks Unlimited" sample plate below). Most states with similar license plates use the slogan "Share the Road", but other slogans are possible.

  • Designs will be judged by a combination of Missouri bicyclist input (via a poll on the MOBikeFed web site) and the decision of the MoBikeFed board. In consultation with the designer, the MBF board may adapt or alter the chosen design, choose elements of two or more of the submitted designs, or choose to accept no submitted design. Decision of the MBF Board will be the final.

  • Designs will be due March 25th, Midnight. Designs selected by the MOBikeFed board will be posted to the MOBikeFed web site in April for citizen feedback.

  • Designs should be submitted in electronic format to director[at]mobikefed.org

  • If you are interested in entering the Design-A-License-Plate contest, please email director[at]mobikefed.org to receive a copy of the license plate specifications & design information.

  • All submitted designs become the sole property of the Missouri Bicycle Federation, Inc., and the submitter agrees to assign all rights to the design and any intellectual property associated with the design to the Missouri Bicycle Federation, Inc.

  • Prizes: Your main prize will be the joy and pride in having your design displayed on thousands of vehicles across Missouri, helping to make Missouri a better, safer place to bicycle. But we also have some small tokens of appreciation lined up for the winning entrant.

  • The winning design and designer(s) will be featured on the MoBikeFed website and in other appropriate ways.


Sample Special License Plates from other organizations in Missouri:


Sample "Share the Road" license plates from other states: