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2017-2018 T-Shirt Design Contest

CONGRATULATIONS, BRILEE KNIGHT from Highland Elementary, you are our 2017-18 T-shirt Design Contest Winner! 

Kristi Valiant, Illustrator of Goodbye Cancer Garden looked through some great submissions and chose this design for its "clear, unique, well-drawn design with the right amount of detail." Brilee's team will get FREE t-shirts this year.

Winning Design:


Click on "forms & resources" for t-shirt order forms or email for more information. Thank you, Imagination Ts for helping us make this possible!

T-shirt Contest Guidelines

* School appropriate

* “Battle of the Books” clearly written somewhere in the design

* Drawn by hand or digitally

* No clip-art or t-shirt website used

* May not use or imitate copyrighted or non-copyrighted 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 as competitive)

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.

T-shirt submissions may be submitted on-line or by mail. Separate from the image, please provide: student’s first & last name, grade, team name, and school/group name for each design submission. The winner of this contest will receive recognition at our Readers Celebration ceremony and on our website and their team will earn FREE t-shirts!

All teams will have an opportunity to buy shirts with this design, customized with their team name on the back (shirts will be different colors).

* By email:

* By Google Drive folder- called "T-shirt Design Submissions" (in your Shared folders under school name)

* By mail: Indiana Battle of the Books

P.O. Box 1382

Newburgh, IN 47629-1382

2016-2017 Awards

1st place team: Vogel Cardinals     Runner up: Yankeetown Readers

T-shirt Design Contest Winner: Olivia Hudson (Charging Through the Chapters team)

2016-2017 Battle of the Books

T-shirt Design Contest Winner

Olivia Hudson, 4th grader at Stringtown Elementary