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Design A T-shirt For 4-H Showcase

Help Marion County 4-H design t-shirts for our annual 4-H Showcase in July! Participate in the t-shirt design contest by submitting an 8.5” x 11” design that relates to the theme "Art & Nature".  Maximum two artwork entries per 4-H member.

T-Shirt Design Contest Rules

Theme: Art & Nature

Who can enter: Currently enrolled Marion County 4-H members (grades 3-12) and Cloverbuds (grades K-2).

Presentation: You may use any medium - paints, photography, colors, digital designs, etc. A design with one or two colors is ideal. Your preferred t-shirt color will be considered. Design must include the front of the t-shirt; back design is optional. Keep in mind that highly detailed graphics may not screen print well. Designs should include an official 4-H Clover logo and "Marion County, IN". 

Entries: All artwork must be original. All other work will be disqualified. Maximum of two artwork entries per 4-H member. 

Deadline to enter: Entries must be received by Wednesday, April 17, 2024 by 4:00 p.m.

How to enter: Complete the entry form linked below, follow the instructions above to complete your design(s) on a sheet of paper no larger than 8.5" x 11". Mail your design and entry form to the 4-H office at ATTN: 4-H, 1202 E 38th St, Discovery Hall Suite 201, Indianapolis, IN 46205, or email to

Winner: The t-shirt design for 2024 will be selected by a subcommittee of the Marion County 4-H Fair Committee.

Award: The contest winner will receive their designed t-shirt. 

Entry Form

Free Design Resources

All of these resources are wholly free, apart from any in-app purchases (or receiving advertisements).

For Windows, macOS, and Linux

Apart from Inkscape, all of these can be accessible through a web browser (not tested on tablets or phones):

For iOS devices through the App Store

  • Canva
  • Adobe Illustrator: Graphic Art
  • Vector & SVG Maker - Assembly
  • Sketchbook
  • Adobe Fresco: Painting Studio

For Android devices through the Google Play Store:

  • Canva
  • Sketchbook
  • Adobe Capture: Illustrator, PS
  • Adobe Express: Graphic Design

All of these are made to be competent 2-D graphic design platforms that aren’t focused so much on photo editing like Adobe Photoshop and more focused on ground-up designs.

Other resources available:

If access to a desktop or laptop computer is required due to a lack of available materials, laptops and other materials are available to use at our 4-H INDY makerspace.

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