SDDOT Snowplow Naming Contest

During the 2021-2022 winter season, the SDDOT will be officially naming 12 snowplows – one in each of our 12 areas to represent the entire state. Area boundaries can be found here:

We need your appropriate, creative, witty, punny, and fun ideas for snowplow names!

The submission form will be open Nov. 1-30, 2021.

SDDOT employees will vote on their favorites and 12 snowplows will be adorned with the name. Photo opportunities with the winners will also be made available, so be sure to provide accurate contact information below. If you have trouble submitting the form below, you can email Julie directly.

Name the SDDOT Snowplow Contest participation rules: Consent to post or publish names and photographs of winners is given with the submission of each entry form on the SDDOT website. Marketing will include posts on SDDOT website, Facebook and Twitter accounts in addition to radio, print and newspaper.  Identifying information (email) in each entry form will be used for the sole purpose of contacting individuals whose entry is chosen after receiving the highest number of votes in a SDDOT Area. We will ONLY contact winning entries. Any personal contact information (names/emails) provided on the entry form will be accessible to SDDOT employees whose job reasonably requires access to the information for the Name the Snowplow Contest. Contact information will not otherwise be shared internally or externally. SDDOT employees are not eligible to participate since they are voting on entries! 

2020-21 Snowplow Contest Results and News Articles

Click on your area below to see images and videos of the winners!

Aberdeen - Darth Blader
Aberdeen  - Darth Blader
Submitted By: Dave Bacon (Aberdeen)
  Darth Blader, Dave Bacon, and Chaz Shuff   Darth Blader Snowplow

Watch the Dakota News Now interview with Dave Bacon, Chaz Shuff, and Darth Blader!

Belle Fourche - Art Deknikker

Belle Fourche  - Art DeKnikker
Submitted By: Family and Friends of Art DeKnikker (Faith/Bison)

art (5)  Art Deknikker (1)  Art Deknikker (2)  Art Deknikker (4)

Watch the Black Hills Fox "Black Hills Back Story" to see Art Deknikker's family and friends explain why they nominated Art for this contest!

Custer - Mt. Plowmore
Custer -  Mt. Plowmore

Mt. Plowmore
Submitted by: Landon Harrod (Edgemont)
Huron - Snow Mater
Huron  - Snow Mater
Submitted by: Jim Bruce (Highmore)
Mitchell - Blizzard Wizard
Mitchell -  Blizzard Wizard
Submitted by: Cordell Davis (Plankinton)

Blizzard Wizard

Read the South Dakota Mail article about Mitchell's Blizzard Wizzard!
Mobridge - Winter Warrior
Mobridge  - Winter Warrior
Submitted by: Marion Goehring (Herreid)


Pictured with Marion:

  • Mark Bates – Lead Highway Maintenance Worker (Herreid)
  • Steve Deibert – Highway Maintenance Worker (Herreid)
  • Dale Weisbeck – Highway Maintenance Worker (Herreid)

"Thanks to the Dept. of Transportation for doing a fun thing in this troubled world." - Marion Goehring
Pierre - Lewis & Clark
Pierre - Lewis & Clark
Named by: Jackie Heier

Lewis and Clark Crew   Lewis and Clark driving

Lewis and Clark with Jackie  Lewis and Clark and Jackie (2)  Lewis and Clark Crew

Watch the NewsCenter story .
Rapid City - Polar Patroller
Rapid City - Polar Patroller
Submitted by: Tiffany Hoff (Rapid)

Read more from KEVN Black Hills FOX.

Watch the KOTA story. 
Sioux Falls - SnowBeGone Kenobi
Sioux Falls - SnowBeGone Kenobi
Submitted by: Shawn Hanson (Sioux Falls)

SnowBeGone Kenobi (2)  SnowBeGone Kenobi (3)  SnowBeGone Kenobi (4)  SnowBeGone Kenobi (5)  SnowBeGone Kenobi (1)

Watertown - Thaw Enforcement
Watertown - Thaw Enforcement
Named By: Robert Innes (Aurora)

Thaw Enforcement Snowplow
Winner - Walter the Salter
Winner - Walter the Salter
Submitted by: Dairy Queen Staff  (Winner)

Walter the Salter (1)

Read the news story from the Winner Advocate.
Yankton - Frosty the Snowplow
Yankton - Frosty the Snowplow
Submitted by: Lily Kroger (Beresford)

Frosty the Snowplow  Lily Kroger
Watch the KELO interview with Lily Kroger, Lyle Norling, and Frosty the Snowplow!

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