Iowans Asked To Select New License Plate Design


(Des Moines) — Officials have unveiled three new options for the state-issued license plates for Iowa motorists. Governor Kim Reynolds says her office and several state agencies provided input to the graphic designers in the Iowa D-O-T who were responsible for coming up with the three alternatives.

The current Iowa license plates have been in use since 1998. They’re blue and white and feature a city and country image. One of the new options is red, white and blue — the colors of the state flag — and includes the image of the eagle that’s in the center of the flag. The design has been dubbed: “Flying Our Colors.”

Another plate design option is called “The Great Wide Open” and has a graphic image of a summer landscape. The third design is called “City and County Reboot” and has silhouettes of the Des Moines skyline, a barn, a grain silo and a wind turbine.

In addition to online voting, Iowa State Fairgoers are being allowed to vote on the designs in the Iowa D-O-T’s booth at the fair. New plates with a new design will start being issued sometime next year. “Specialty” license plates and plates with a collegiate design will not be changed.