T-Shirt Design Contest
Deadline for 2024 submissions is Feb 1st, 2024
Every year, participants in Battle of the Books have the opportunity to submit their fun, creative designs for a chance at having their design on all the competition t-shirts!
Teams will be able to purchase t-shirts for ~$7/shirt, customized with the name of the team on the back. The design winner of our T-shirt contest will receive recognition at our Readers' Celebration ceremony and on our website and their team will earn FREE t-shirts!
Our judge this year will be Julia Starr, who has a B.S. in Studio Art and a minor in Art History from Indiana University. She lives in Evansville and is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Check out some of the work she has done on her website, here: www.illustrationswithjulia.com.
4th & 5th graders participating in (or trying out for) Battle of the Books are eligible.
How to Submit
Submit by email or by sharing on Google Drive. (By mail also possible-- please advise us if you are sending this way.)
T-Shirt Contest Guidelines
“Battle of the Books” clearly written somewhere in the design
Drawn by hand or digitally
No clipart or t-shirt website used
May not use or imitate images created by others (ex: clipart, covers to books, etc.)
One ink color
Should be a design that anyone participating in Battle of the Books would want to wear (So, school-specific or team-specific designs will not be competitive)
#1 Tip: Keep it Simple
This design needs to go well on a t-shirt, so keep it simple!
#2 Tip: Be creative! The actual design, the concept for each design, how the design elements (line, dominance, scale, space, shape, etc.) work together to create a piece and what piece best speaks to the Battle of the Books event will all be considered when choosing a winner for the t-shirt design contest.
#3 Tip: Submit by the deadline! (Coaches)
If your student is selected, be ready to provide to us: student’s first & last name, grade, and school name. If the student is willing to have their picture on our site, with parental permission, we would love to recognize them this way!
See past T-Shirt Design Contest Winners, here.