Submissions requested for the Steppin' Out 2019 t-shirt design!
You are invited to submit a design for the 2019 Steppin' Out t-shirt.
For 2019 the design must reflect the character of Steppin' Out, downtown Blacksburg.
Designs will be judged by a panel of downtown merchants. The winning artist will be profiled through advertising/news articles, in store windows where t-shirts are sold prior to the festival, and at Steppin’ Out.
Requirements: Maximum of 6 colors on shirt back and 2 colors for pocket logo. The shirt back design must incorporate the words "Downtown Blacksburg" and the date "August 2 & 3, 2019". The pocket logo should include the words "Steppin' Out".
Concept sketches are due by November 15, 2018
Submissions should be:
Emailed to email@example.com
Hand delivered to the Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. Office
149 College Avenue, Blacksburg, VA24060
Mailed to Downtown Blacksburg, Inc.
P.O. Box 233,
Blacksburg, VA 24063.
Design/artist will be chosen and final camera ready artwork will be due by February 15, 2019.
Winning design receives $500
38th annual Steppin' Out t-shirt
The Steppin' Out t-shirt has become an annual collector's item and is part of the great Steppin' Out tradition! We are excited to reveal the design for this year's t-shirt and to introduce you to the designer- Andrew Hill. Andrew entered and won the annual t-shirt design contest held by Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. this year! The Steppin' Out t-shirt was printed by downtown merchant, High Peak Sportswear.
About the Designer
Andrew Hill is a working freelance artist and graphic designer and recent graduate of Virginia Tech's School of Visual Arts' Visual Communication Design program. He is honored to have his artwork selected to represent Steppin' Out and the rich arts culture of Blacksburg and the surrounding New River Valley! Throughout his years of study at Virginia Tech, and his art education within the Blacksburg community, Andrew has been continually inspired by the abundant detail of Blacksburg's buildings and architecture as well as the lush color palettes within the surrounding landscape.
His design for this year's Steppin' Out shirt draws heavily on these influences and is a heartfelt tribute to a town, its people, and an ecologically rich landscape he has grown to know and love. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys playing with his two new kittens, Essie and Oscar, and can frequently be found out for a leisurely bike ride through the rolling hillsides surrounding his country home. Andrew is excited to be involved in Steppin' Out this year as well as several other upcoming artistic opportunities within the Blacksburg community—he would like to thank his family, friends both new and old, and his professors for their unconditional support and continued interest in his personal and artistic growth.