License plates, photo contest part of Nevada 150th celebration

Blue license plates with the “Battle Born” emblem seem to be a more common site in parking lots in Nevada these days. That’s no surprise to the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles, which is reporting nearly 11,000 sold since July 2013.

The commemorative plates were designed to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Nevada statehood and have generated more than $320,000 in revenue to help support the year-long sesquicentennial celebration.

“The ‘Battle Born’ NV 150 license plate captures our state’s rich history and strong sense of pride. They are unique — just like Nevada, and our citizens have enthusiastically embraced these limited edition plates over the past year,” Lt. Gov. and Nevada 150 Commission Chairman Brian Krolicki said. “Besides being a wonderful way to demonstrate their support of our state, the revenues derived from plate sales have been an important source of funding for our yearlong celebration of our state’s 150th birthday.”

The limited-edition plates will be available through 2016. Nevada residents can buy Nevada 150 license plates online at or at DMV locations.

The DMV also is holding a photo contest to award one “0150” Nevada 150 license plate to the person who best photographs a Nevada license plate somewhere in the state. Finalists are being picked weekly and are being posted on DMV’s Facebook page.

Entries must be emailed to with contact information and a brief description.

The contest runs through 5 p.m. Oct. 24 and the grand prize winner will be announced Oct. 30.

For more information about the commemorative Nevada 150 license plate or to enter the photo contest, check the Nevada DMV Facebook page or visit