Submit your design for our #AWP19 T-shirt Contest

2019 Conference T-shirts

T-shirt pre-ordering has closed, but you will be able to purchase a t-shirt at the #AWP19 conference.

AWP and the Writer to Writer team wish to thank all our supporters who bought t-shirts, made donations and shared their words of excitement and encouragement. In just under a month, $4,540 was raised to support the Writer to Writer program in our first annual conference t-shirt contest.

AWP's mentorship program matches emerging writers and published authors for a three-month series of modules on topics such as craft, revision, publishing, and the writing life. The next application window for this bi-annual program is August 1-12, 2019.

We can’t wait to see you all in your t-shirts at the conference, and we are already looking forward to seeing contest designs from our Southwestern members for #AWP20 in San Antonio, Texas.

The Winner

AWP invited our artistic members in the Pacific Northwest (defined for our purposes to include Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, the Yukon, and Alaska) to design the official T-shirt for #AWP19 in Portland. Congratulations to Siolo Thompson of Bothell, Washington! As her design has been selected by AWP members for the official #AWP19 T-shirt, she has won a free conference registration and two VIP tickets to our Braver Together gala featuring Cheryl Strayed.

About her design, Siolo said:
"I was excited to hear that AWP would, once again, be visiting the Pacific Northwest, where I have lived for over twenty years. There are many iconic things that a PNW specific design might entail but coffee, books, bikes, and cephalopods were definitely on my list. I like to imagine that this little guy is cycling off to the forest where he will share coffee and poetry with his buddy, the Sasquatch."

Siolo Thompson, Bothell, WA

Does the octopus maybe say, “There’s always somewhere to go at the AWP conference”?

Further congrats to the three lucky voters who have won a T-shirt and a free year of AWP membership! The winners are Nancy Vieira Couto, Reyna Clancy, and Meghan O’Neill.

And thanks again to our other finalists Ayn Gailey, Edmondson Cole, and Katrina Roberts, who have also been awarded a free year of AWP membership.


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March 27–30, 2019
Portland, OR

Oregon Convention Center