Holland Farmers Market Announces First Ever T-Shirt Design Contest

The Holland Farmers Market is pleased to announce plans for their first ever T-Shirt Design Contest! Both amateur and professional artists and designers ages 16 and up are invited to submit designs for the contest by Friday, July 16. The winning design will be printed on t-shirts that will be available for purchase at the Holland Farmers Market later this summer, with all proceeds benefiting programming at the Holland Farmers Market. The Holland Farmers Market T-Shirt Design Contest is proudly sponsored by Boeve Farm, Ottawa Glad Growers, Pam Ruiter, Shady Side Farm, and Windridge Perennials and Landscaping.

“We’re so grateful that Pam Ruiter, a long-time fan of the Holland Farmers Market, approached our staff earlier this year about the possibility of us hosting a t-shirt design contest,” said Marketing Coordinator Kara de Alvare. “We could not have launched this contest without her enthusiasm and passion for both the farmers market and the local arts community and we are truly thankful for her support of this effort.”

All designs must be original to the artist. Designs can be up to four colors and must contain the phrase “Holland Farmers Market.” A full list of design requirements can be found on the contest participation form at A $10 entry fee is required to enter the contest and artists under the age of 18 must have parental consent to participate.

The winning t-shirt design will be selected by the Holland Farmers Market staff. The winning artist will receive $100 in Market Bucks gift certificates to the Holland and a complimentary t-shirt. The second-place runner up will be selected by popular vote on the Holland Farmers Market Facebook page. The second-place winner will receive $50 in Market Bucks gift certificates. All entries must be submitted by 5:00 pm on Friday, July 16.

A link to the T-Shirt Design Contest online entry form can be found at Questions about the contest can be directed to the Holland Farmers Market staff at 616.355.1183 or