Blessings in a Backpack Kids T-shirt Design Contest

Blessings in a Backpack Kids T-shirt Design Contest

The contest is now closed. Thank you to all the amazingly talented artists who submitted their designs.

The parents or guardians of the Top 10 Finalists will receive an email notification on Friday, October 16. Voting on Facebook will begin on Monday, October 19.

Sponsored by Spartan Kids Foundation

2020 Kids T-shirt Design Contest

Calling all artists 12 and under! We invite YOU to design Blessings in a Backpack’s next t-shirt.

Shirt Design Contest Entry Form

Step 1:

Download and print this entry form (click here) and draw your favorite thing about school. It can be anything! (Don’t have a printer at home? It’s okay! Draw your design on a blank piece of paper instead.)

Step 2:

Once your artwork is complete, scan it.
(Click here to learn how you can scan your document with an iPhone.)

Step 3:

Fill out the form below and submit your entry. The deadline to enter is October 15, 2020.

The Blessings team will pick their top 10 designs, and those entries will be posted on Facebook for nationwide voting! Voting will be for one week only — October 19-23. The picture with the most ‘Likes’ will win and be printed on a t-shirt and sold on the Blessings website at

The winner will be notified and announced the week of October 26.

The winning artist will receive:

  • $50 Amazon gift card.
  • Blessings in a Backpack prize package including their shirt.
  • A FREE Spartan Kids Race code for Sunday afternoon heats only (valued at $40) your child can redeem in 2020 or 2021. (This is a unique one-time use code.)
  • The artist’s name will appear under the artwork on all the shirts printed!

In addition, the winning child’s school or after-school club/program will receive a $1,000 Amazon gift card for their classroom wish list.  

The best part?

Our friends at Spartan Kids Foundation will donate $20 to Blessings in a Backpack for every entry submitted, up to $25,000. Your creativity and participation will help us feed even more kids on the weekends!

Fine Print: By submitting an entry, I consent that the design is an original artwork. I give Blessings in a Backpack and Spartan Kids Foundation permission to feature my child’s artwork and name on social media. The winning artist releases the exclusive right to his/her artwork to be used on a t-shirt sold to benefit Blessings in a Backpack. I acknowledge Blessings has the right to make adjustments and alterations to the winning entry to ensure a high-quality design reproduction. No submissions will be returned.

Important Dates: The deadline to enter is October 15, 2020. The top 10 finalists will be notified on October 16, 2020, via email. The first-place contest winner will be revealed the week of October 26, 2020, via email.