Design a T-Shirt Contest


Annual AIA Toledo 8th Grade “DESIGN A T-SHIRT” Competition

In the spirit of community outreach and engaging the future generation of Toledo Architects, AIA Toledo held its First Annual Design a T-Shirt Contest during our 2009 Celebration of Architecture Week.  The contest was announced to area 8th Grade art classes.  Their objective?  Create a monochromatic design that represents their interpretation of the word: ARCHITECTURE.    The 3 winning designs came from teacher Nancy Dyer’s art class at McCord Junior High School in Sylvania.  The First Place Artist was Alyssa Kruger who received $100 as well as a Pizza party and T-shirts printed with her winning design for everyone in their Art Class!  The Second Place Artist, Natasha Herzig, was awarded $75 and Third Place winner Alexis Bielski received $50.  

AIA Toledo received a total of 36 submissions from 6 area middle schools.  The winning designs were chosen by the AIA Toledo Executive Committee.  In addition to the prizes listed above, all three winning designs were exhibited at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library Gallery from  April 7, 2009 through April 14, 2009.


If you know of a middle school that would be interested in participating in the 2nd Annual AIA Toledo 8th Grade “DESIGN A T-SHIRT” Competition in 2012, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


To see the winning designs, click on each name:

2009 FIRST PLACE:  Alyssa Kruger - McCord Jr. High School

2009 SECOND PLACE:  Natasha Herzig - McCord Jr. High School

2009 THIRD PLACE:  Alexis Bielski - McCord Jr. High School



2009 winning class

ABOVE:  Nancy Dyer's art class at McCord Jr. High School wearing their t-shirts designed by Alyssa Kruger.