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!”
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.
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 less than a month, $5,630 was raised to support the Writer to Writer program, exceeding our goal by $630.
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 biannual program is August 1-12, 2019.
We can’t wait to see our conference attendees in their Bluebonnet-Mockingbird and Lone Star Longhorn T-shirts in San Antonio, and we are already looking forward to seeing contest designs for #AWP21 in Kansas City.