Conference T-shirts


AWP invites our artistic members in the Southwest (defined for our purposes to include Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and Mexico) to design the official T-shirt for #AWP20 in San Antonio. AWP will select several strong designs, and our AWP members will select the final winner via online voting. The artist with the winning design will receive a $500 prize plus the satisfaction of seeing their unique T-shirt design worn by thousands of writers in the city of San Antonio!

This contest is a fundraiser for AWP’s Writer to Writer Mentorship Program. All proceeds from T-shirt sales will support the growth of this project as it enters its twelfth season of helping new writers access the wisdom and experience of established and experienced writers.

Important Notes

  • Artists must live in or be a student or teacher at a creative writing program in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, or Mexico. Voting will be open to all AWP members.
  • Design images should evoke the Southwest or the city of San Antonio.
  • Your design should be limited to two colors. No full-color images.
  • #AWP20 San Antonio must feature in the design, but no other text. Use of AWP’s logo, is optional.
  • No copyrighted material, profanity, or names or likenesses of specific writers may be used.
  • Artists may submit more than one design for consideration.
  • AWP will have exclusive copyright to the winning image, including the right to edit or otherwise modify the image at any time as AWP determines necessary.
  • All designs must be submitted as a PDF or vector image to by December 1, 2019.


  • One winning image will be announced by December 23, 2019, and t-shirts will go on sale in early January.
  • In addition to having their design produced and made available for sale to #AWP20 attendees, our winner will receive a $500 cash prize.
  • Runners up will receive a free one-year membership with AWP.
  • AWP will also award a free one-year membership and T-shirt to three lottery-selected members who vote in the online contest.

We look forward to seeing your designs!


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March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center