Each year the Festival holds a T-shirt Design Contest and prints shirts with the winning design.  The winner is also invited to be recognized at the opening ceremony at the Diversity Stage during the opening ceremony.

Design our 2017 shirt! Find details about the contest on our website. The deadline is November 15, 2016 for the 2017.

Emily Harvey was the winner of our 2016 T-shirt Design Contest.  Her design will be available on crew neck Indigo and v-neck purple heather shirts at the Merchandise Booth at the Bowling Green International Festival.

Emily graduated from WKU in the Spring with a BFA in Graphic Design and is actively pursuing the life of a freelance artist; working on illustrative, design, and fine arts projects. Her two greatest passions in life are art and animals. Much of the inspiration behind her art derives from her childhood on a farm and spending her teen years working in an animal shelter. It is her greatest goal to create art that is both beautiful and rich with purpose.

Past T-shirt designs are also available at our Merchandise Booth by the Fountain on festival day.


After the Festival, you can still purchase our classic logo shirt or a Restaurant Discount Card at Mellow Matt’s Music & More at 1200 Smallhouse Rd, Ste C. Bowling Green, KY.

Other Bowling Green International Festival art contests include our iShorts Movie Contest and our K-12 Stposter-contest/poster_contest.