Create Your Own Sunshine: Tee Contest Winner

Last spring, we held our first-ever t-shirt design contest. We called on our fans (more specifically, the kiddos) to help us design the next Matilda Jane graphic tee — coloring, sketching, watercoloring or shading in the t-shirt however they’d like! We were thrilled to receive over 1,700 entries. Our design team had so much fun reviewing each and every submission, but ultimately had to narrow it down to our finalists. Once our finalists were selected, we turned it over to our Facebook followers to make the final decision. Fans voted for their favorite design in each age group, resulting in our two winners, Evelyn (age 7) and Tristan (age 12).

Create Your Own Sunshine Tee - winner of the 2020 Matilda Jane Design the Next Matilda

We are so excited to share that the first of the two winning designs is available now! Tristan designed the inspiration for our Create Your Own Sunshine Tee. Growing up on a farm in New Mexico, Tristan was inspired by her “happy places” when creating her tee. “I love animals and art. If I’m not at a stock show, I’m usually painting or crafting. Those are my happy places. With everything that has happened in the last year, I think that this shirt is a great daily reminder — to create your own sunshine!” We love her inspiring message of empowerment and positivity!

Tristan, winner of the Matilda Jane Design Our Next Tee Contest

You can shop the Create Your Own Sunshine Tee online now. Keep an eye out later this spring for the second winning tee!