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Winner announced for new monarch-themed specialty license plate design

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Posted at 3:55 PM, Sep 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-12 16:55:46-04

OKLAHOMA CITY — Within the last two weeks, more than 12,800 Oklahomans voted for their favorite of six monarch-themed license plate designs in a recent online contest hosted by The Nature Conservancy.

According to the Nature Conservancy, with 3,383 votes, the vibrant and colorful plate designed by local artist Rick Sinnett of Mustang is the winning artwork selected by the public for a new monarch-themed specialty license plate benefiting The Nature Conservancy of Oklahoma.

“As an artist, native Oklahoman and lover of nature this marks a significant milestone for me in terms of striving to be the best steward I can be," said Rick Sinnett. "It’s such a tremendous honor and privilege to be awarded the opportunity to be part of something I support and believe in. Now let’s save the monarchs!

Rick's design showcases a monarch butterfly in the center with an abstract sunset in the background and milkweed flowers in the foreground. Milkweed is the host plant for monarchs.

“Monarch butterflies represent endurance, change, hope, life, and Oklahoma’s breathtaking prairies. Unfortunately, their populations have plummeted at an alarming rate,” said Fuhr. “The license plate is a great opportunity to raise awareness about the important role monarchs and other native pollinators play in our food production and the need for more miles of milkweed and wildflowers.”

According to the Nature Conservancy, the winning design will be submitted to the Oklahoma Tax Commission. If approved, the plate will be available for the public to pre-order on November 1.

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