Congratulations to Katrina Roberts of Walla Walla, Washington! Her two unique T-shirt designs, shown below, tied with voters to win the #AWP20 T-shirt Design Contest. She will be awarded $500, a free conference registration, and a free one-year membership with AWP.
About her designs, Katrina said:
“The flora and fauna of Texas call out to be drawn; I anchored my designs in these iconic images (state flower, bird, and animal) to celebrate the location of this year’s conference. March in San Antonio can be just when the bluebonnet—sometimes known as wolf bean, buffalo clover, or el conejo (“rabbit,” for the white cottontail tips of each petal)—starts to bloom. Northern mockingbirds find inspiration in every other bird’s song, symbolic for the kind of generative energy one might feel within an AWP crowd. I gave my Lone Star Longhorn a banjo, to pay tribute to the glory that is music in Texas! I like to imagine these mascots, mockingbird and longhorn, heading home with everyone to prompt memories of a great occasion!”
Get Your T-shirt Now
Both T-shirt designs are now available through our Custom Ink Collections page, where you can preorder shirts by February 9 to have them delivered before the conference in San Antonio. All proceeds of this fundraiser will be used to support AWP’s beloved Writer to Writer mentorship program.
Our other finalists Amanda Churchill and Mong-Lan have also been awarded a free year of AWP membership, as have three lucky voters, Jacqlyn Cope, Jeremy Reed, and Sue Lick.