Nevada turned 150 years old on October 31, 2014. To help celebrate the Silver State's Sesquicentennial, the DMV held a photo contest to award a very special license plate to one lucky Nevadan!
The Winners Top ↑
The first place winner was Old Timers taken by Dave Quandt of Spring Creek, NV. His photo features vintage cars driving in Lamoille Canyon in Elko County.
The DMV also named four runners up:
- Challenger – A black and white shot of a Dodge Challenger in the Lee Canyon/Mt. Charleston area in Clark County submitted by William D’Angelo.
- Big Old Tires – A well-crafted image of a black vehicle next to large tractor tires under black cloud skies near Las Vegas submitted by Anthony Mare.
- Lambo Diablo 7 – A stunning photo of a Lamborghini overlooking Las Vegas submitted by Anthony Mare.
- Dodge GT – Image of a classic Dodge GT in the Valley of Fire State Park set in the red rocks submitted by Thomas Watters.
PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS
|Big Old Tires|
|Lambo Diablo 7|
Nevada's Sesquicentennial Celebration Top ↑
Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, the 150th anniversary of Nevada’s admission to the Union, will provide opportunities for celebration and reflection as we come together statewide to commemorate our shared history and build a foundation of cultural appreciation for generations to come. Nevada’s one of a kind and diverse history will be celebrated throughout the state for an entire year in order to promote pride in the shared heritage of native and non-native Nevadans alike.
By executive order of Governor Brian Sandoval, this once-in-a-lifetime occasion is an opportunity to showcase the unique contribution of Nevada’s culture and history. Plans for the yearlong celebration include official community based and signature Nevada 150 events, guaranteed to instill pride and inspire all Nevadans to participate in the Sesquicentennial celebration. These events and projects will be strategically designed to connect all communities throughout Nevada by tapping into the common pride in our shared heritage possessed by all who live or have lived in Nevada.
Nevada’s Sesquicentennial celebration began on Nevada Day 2013 and continued into November, 2014.
Visit www.nevada150.org for all of the events and news about Nevada's 150th!
Contest Rules Top ↑
- Photo must show a Nevada license plate (any style) in a Nevada location.
- Only submit photos you yourself have taken. You must own the rights to the photo.
- Anyone appearing in the photo must have given written consent to appear in the photo as it may be used or displayed for purposes of this contest. For any minors appearing in the photo, the same written consent of the parent or legal guardian is required.
- Entries must be emailed to the Nevada DMV.
- File must be no larger than 1.5 mb, JPG format preferred.
- Please include contact information and a description of the photo similar to this example:
- Photographer: John Q. Public, email address, telephone
- Image Title or Description: 1978 Cadillac
- Location: Genoa Court House Museum, Genoa, NV
- Date Taken: April 22, 2014
Submission and Judging
- Entrants may submit one entry per week. Entries must be received each Friday by 5 p.m. to be considered for that week.
- Weekly finalists will be selected from entries sent during that week. Weekly finalist submissions will be posted on DMV’s Facebook page.
- Photos will be judged on the following criteria: (i)originality, (ii) artistic composition, (iii) technical quality, (iv)photographic technique, and (v) whether the photograph showcases the best of Nevada.
- The contest began June 24, 2014. See the news release.
- The final week of the contest will end at 5 p.m. on October 24, 2014.
- The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on Thursday, October 30th, the day before Nevada Day, 2014.
What to Do
- Get creative. Nevada is a very diverse state with unlimited photo opportunities. Start at nevada150.org and travelnevada.com.
- Enjoy your experience and share it with us!
- Encourage your friends to enter.
- Share your submission on Facebook, Twitter and other social platforms. Use #NV150
What Not to Do
- Don’t trespass; break any laws or rules to get your photo.
- Don’t do anything unsafe.
- Don’t photograph anything that is inappropriate, indecent or obscene.
- Don’t alter or manipulate photos except for cropping, red eye removal and/or adjustment of brightness or contrast.
More Rules & Legal Stuff Top ↑Winner must use the plate on a Nevada-registered motor vehicle and shall pay all applicable fees including registration, governmental services taxes and specialty plate fees.
- Entrants must be age 18 or older. The contest is open to residents of the United States and Washington, DC. However, the license plate must be used on a Nevada-registered vehicle.
- Employees of the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles or family members of DMV employees are not eligible.
- Except for photographs taken on, at or from public property, property open to the public, or a recognized tourist location, in submitting photographs containing or showing materials, items, elements, private property, artwork, or other copyrighted materials not owned by the entrant, the entrant must provide, concurrently with submission of the photo entry, a signed written release or license from the owner, authorizing the DMV to use the image in connection with and for the purposes of the contest, and to the full extent of the right to the photo granted by the entrant (see below). At the sole discretion of the DMV, disqualification and/or selection of alternate winners may result from the entrants’ failure to comply with the contest rules including, but not limited to, providing the required releases. Entrants agree to indemnify and defend the DMV, its employees, officers and immune contractors for any claims and/or liability arising from misrepresentations related to ownership of submitted photos and photo contents.
- Rights to photographs – Entrants not selected as finalists or grand prize winners will retain all rights to any photographs they submit including ownership if applicable. Entrants selected as a finalist or grand-prize winner will grant DMV certain rights to your photograph. Before you are formally honored by the competition, DMV will contact you to confirm that you wish to grant us rights to your image as described below.
- If your photograph is formally honored by the competition as a finalist or grand prize winner, you grant DMV an irrevocable, royalty-free, nonexclusive right, in perpetuity, to:
- Use the photograph on social media in support of Nevada’s 150th Anniversary Celebration.
- Use the photograph in DMV’s non-commercial communications.
- Provide your photograph to other individuals and organizations for non-commercial use, DMV-related use in news stories, newsletters, reports, slide shows, displays, web pages and the like.
- Keep the files provided, and to archive the images on CD or in other electronic forms, so that your photos can be used to support our mission and be properly credited.
- By submitting any entry to the contest, you are agreeing that you have read, understand, and certify that you will comply with all contest rules as explained above.