There hasn’t been much snow for plows to clear this winter in Minnesota — but that won’t stop the annual “Name a Snowplow” contest.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced on Tuesday that its plow-naming event will return for a fourth year.
The contest offers people the chance to submit ideas and vote to pick eight winners — with the winning names going on plows in each of MnDOT's eight districts around the state.
MnDOT says “witty, unique and Minnesota — or winter-themed snowplow name ideas” can be submitted from now through noon on Dec. 15 at the MnDOT’s website.
Contest rules include:
one submission per person
names are limited to no more than 30 characters
no profanity or inappropriate language
no politically inspired names
no repeats of past years’ winning names
Once the submission period closes, MnDOT staff will pick finalists to be voted on by the public in January.
Past MnDOT “Name a Snowplow” contest winners
Ope, Just Gonna Plow Right Past Ya
Duck Duck Orange Truck
Snowbi Wan Kenobi
F. Salt Fitzgerald
The Truck Formerly Known As Plow
Ctrl Salt Delete
The Big Leplowski
Blizzard of Oz
No More Mr. Ice Guy
Yer a Blizzard, Harry
Better Call Salt
Blader Tot Hotdish
Scoop! There it is
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