T-Shirt Design Contest

Updated July 11, 2018

For the 12th annual Emerald City Hoedown, we are conducting a contest and want your ideas to help us design the shirt!

T-Shirt Contest Rules

  • There will be one prize of a full weekend registration to the 2019 Emerald City Hoedown and an event t-shirt, as well as credit for the design*.
  • The contest will begin on Saturday July 7.
  • All entries must be received no later than Monday July 30. (this date may change)
  • Entries may be submitted either electronically or via hard copy.  Electronic submissions should be PDF, PNG, or JPG format and at least 300 dpi.  Email submissions to info@emeraldcityhoedown.comwith "T-Shirt Contest" in the subject line.
  • If you would prefer to send in a hard copy entry, mail to T-Shirt Contest, Rain Country Dance Association, PMB 1155, 1122 East Pike Street, Seattle WA 98122-3934.  Be sure to mail in time to be received by Monday July 30.
  • All entries become the property of Rain Country Dance Association.
  • Copyrighted design elements or imagery are not allowed.
  • The Hoedown Event Committee will select a winner during the August 1 committee meeting.  In the event no design is selected, no prize will be awarded.  The Hoedown Event Committee reserves the right to alter designs if needed to fit our needs and limitations.

T-Shirt Design Guidelines

  • Image placement (back, full front, partial front, etc) should be specified.
  • Colors are limited to three, and one of those must be white (required under other colors on dark shirts, but there can be white elements as well).
  • Shirt color can be recommended.  We generally prefer darker colors over white or pastel.
  • Theme ideas: Seattle/Northwest iconography (Space Needle, Mt Rainier, other noted objects), country-western imagery (boots, horse, non-gendered cowperson, music, people dancing), number 12 (12th annual Hoedown - not a Seahawks reference!), green or emerald, Oz, etc.  But you are not limited to or required to use these.
  • Avoid political, gendered, or other themes that people are less likely to want to wear.
  • Printing limitations prohibit photos, gradients, shading, etc.; line art and text work best.
  • Design must include the words "Emerald City Hoedown" and "2019" (or '19).  May include the official Emerald City Hoedown logo, but that is not required.

Past T-shirt Designs (click to embiggen)

(embroidered, host sponsors had embroidered
name as well)

(also tank and long sleeve versions)

(also tank version, in ash gray)


Promo for 2013
Centered on chest of bright green shirt





(included extra silver ink, for 10th hoedown)




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Got Questions?  E-mail info@emeraldcityhoedown.com