Monday, December 13, 2010
Contest: Submit your wittiest Texas license plate and win
The top three funniest plates win the money to buy a one-year luxury license plate.
You've no doubt heard about the auction at the Cowboys Stadium on January 13, 2011, where 33 coveted license plates will be sold to the highest bidders. The auction will sell plates that say “COWBOYS,” “NASC4R,” and our personal favorite, "GIDDY UP," among others. The big party is at Cowboys Stadium, fittingly.
That got us thinking: We bet our PegNews readers could be pretty clever with these license plates. We're offering you the opportunity to create your own license plate and to submit it to us for entry into a contest. We will pick our three favorite license plates – the ones that make us laugh but are at least mildly “appropriate” – and those three winners will be given a one-year luxury license plate (or any one-year license plate of lesser value). See all the pricing here.
You've got until January 13 to submit your license plates to us. You can enter the contest as many times as you want. Don't take yourself too seriously; this is meant to be fun.
How to play:
To create your plate, go to MyPlates.com and pick any license plate.
Once you're in the “design” stage, click the color, theme, school affiliation, etc.
In the box to the right side of the page, type in what you want your plate to say. Press “enter” and it will appear in the box above.
If you're satisfied with your plate, right click the license plate image and click “view image.” If you're using a Mac, use Ctrl+Click and click “view image.”
The last step is to paste a .jpg of your photo into the comments section of this story, which is how you officially sign up to participate. Copy and paste this entire line of code into the comments:
Then paste the URL of your image into the place where it says LINK.
Sample code: ![license](http://myplates.com/Images/Plates/PLPC006?plateText=54R4H)
The wittiest folks will find endless opportunities. For instance, The T-plate can be used as if the T is the first letter in the word. (Save the more raunchy words for the comfort of your home computer.) This plate could use the Texas star as an “O.”
The system also allows folks to use the @ symbol, which turns into a heart.
The fine print: Winners don't necessarily have to purchase the license plate that helped them win the contest. You have until January 13 at 4 p.m. to post your plate. PegNews is not responsible for the time you waste at work fiddling on MyPlates.com.
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