Recently, the Minnesota Department Of Natural Resources was accepting design ideas for the new Minnesota state parks and trails license plate.  They narrowed it down to three finalists and now it's up to the public to vote for the winning design.

The DNR says that Minnesotans submitted more than 80 license plate designs. A panel of judges evaluated the submissions based on criteria such as creativity, quality, representation of Minnesota state parks and trails and suitability as a license plate image.

The new license plates will be available in October, with the cost of the new plates starting at $60, plus tax. This total includes a one-time $10 fee for the plate itself and a minimum $50 contribution, which is renewable annually.

The plates provide their owners with unlimited access to all 75 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas for the year, replacing the need for a vehicle permit.  Also, proceeds from license plate sales will benefit Minnesota state parks and trails.

Click the link below to see all three finalists and to vote for your favorite.  You must vote by 5 p.m. on the Fourth Of July.   The winning design will be announced on Wednesday, July 6.

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