Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Calling All 4-H Artists to Design Statewide T-shirt

ALL 4-H members, regardless of club or camp, are invited to create the 2013 State 4-H Horse Show T-shirt design.  We are proud to claim last year's winner, Delaney O'Donnell, so lets work for another Orange County winner this year.  Entries are due May 10 to Blacksburg.


  1. The design must fit on an 8 ½ x 11” piece of white paper.
  2. Limit of 4 colors one of which must be green (the clover), use solid colors with high contrast and no shading or color gradients. Image must be dark/bold enough to scan.
  3. One entry per contestant.
  4. All entries must be original-- your own idea and design -- tracing another person’s work or clip art is not acceptable.
  5. Do not use newspaper, TV, book or computer and film cartoon characters or other copyright ideas, i.e. Garfield, Coca-Cola, Snoopy.
  6. Computer-generated artwork and text are not acceptable and will be disqualified. Text can/will be added by the tee shirt printer.
  7. The design should reflect the total 4-H horse program. Keep it simple, to the point and clearly about the theme.
  8. Remember it is to be designed for use on the back of a T-shirt.
  9. Designs with a clover are fine.
  10. Designs using the 4-H emblem (the clover with the H in each leaf) must follow these rules:
    1. The 4-H emblem must always appear as a whole and complete emblem with trademark info.
    2. The 4-H emblem cannot be changed in any way.
    3. No text or image may be placed over any part of the 4-H emblem.
    4. The actual 4-H emblem appears below. In cases where the 4-H emblem isdrawn into the artwork, it will be pulled out electronically and replaced with the official emblem. (so you don’t to draw it perfectly)
    5. Likenesses of a clover may be used elsewhere in the drawing but should just be a green 4-leaf clover without the H’s on each leaf….
  11. All members, regardless of the projects they carry, may submit a design.
  12. The designs submitted become the property of the Virginia 4-H Horse Program and by submission of a design, authorization is given to use the designs in State level program promotion.