Cheerwine Festival T-Shirt Contest

Calling all high school art teachers in North and South Carolina! Your students have a chance to create the winning design for the 2024 Cheerwine Festival t-shirt.

Important Dates

February 29, 2024 at 5pm EST: Artwork submissions due

March 11-25, 2024: Top 10 submissions are posted online for Public Voting

Mid-April: Winner and two runner-ups announced

Submit your students’ designs, and our judges will select the top 10 for public voting online.

T-Shirt Contest Details

Challenge your students to create original art (using crayons, markers, colored pencils or design software) that shows why they love the Carolinas! Along with their design, please have students submit a short sentence about the inspiration behind their artwork.

  • All submissions must include the Cheerwine Festival logo, whether within or around, the final design.
  • Overall size must not exceed 12” wide x 14” tall. Vertical orientation is recommended.
  • Design must not exceed 5 colors for final printing.
  • DIGITAL DESIGNS: All digital designs MUST be submitted via the online form in vector format. Files can be saved as .pdf, .jpg, .eps or .ai. You may be required to submit the native design files.
  • PHYSICAL DESIGNS: Please mail original versions of printed artwork to: Joy Harper, Cheerwine, 1413 Jake Alexander Blvd. S, Salisbury, NC 28146. Along with art submissions, complete and mail this form.

For additional information or questions, please contact: contest@cheerwine.com

2023 Winning Design

 

Amanda Nesbitt

Cuthbertson High School

 

Amanda’s design won after almost 9,000 votes were cast.


Prizes

1st Place Contest Winner

Winner’s design will be the ONLY 2024 Cheerwine Festival t-shirt design to be sold and worn by thousands! The winning student will receive, in addition to countless press recognition:

  • A $1,000 Visa gift card.
  • A Cheerwine Festival Gift Basket containing 4 Festival t-shirts and additional items from Cheerwine and the City of Salisbury.
  • “Downtown Dollars” to be used during the festival on May 18, 2024.
  • A plaque presented by the Mayor of Salisbury.

Contest Winner’s Teacher

The t-shirt contest winner’s teacher will receive:

  • $500 to use toward new art supplies.
  • A Cheerwine Festival Gift Basket containing 4 Festival t-shirts and additional items from Cheerwine and the City of Salisbury.

Two Runner-Ups

The two runner-up students (those with the second and third highest number of votes) will receive:

  • A Cheerwine Festival Gift Basket containing 4 Festival t-shirts and additional items from Cheerwine and the City of Salisbury.
  • “Downtown Dollars” to be used during the festival on May 18, 2024.
  • A plaque presented by the Mayor of Salisbury.

How It Works

Judging

A designated panel of local judges will select the top 10 entries of all artwork submitted. Criteria for selection will include, but is not limited to: the artist’s grade level (this contest is only open to students who attend a North or South Carolina high school), the overall creativity and artistic skill, the artwork’s creative capturing of Carolina pride and prominent inclusion of the Cheerwine Festival logo. The decision of the judges will be final.

Voting

A gallery of the top 10 selections will be made available on Cheerwine’s website beginning March 11, 2024 for public viewing and voting. Each registered email address may only vote once. One Winner and two Runner-Ups will be determined based on the total number of valid votes received. The teachers of the Winner and Runner-Ups will be notified mid-April.