2024 Summer Camp T-Shirt Contest

Entries are now closed.
We will announce the winners on April 9!
Good luck to all who participated!  

We’re bringing back a Safari Day Camp Tradition! For the first time since 2018, we’re inviting you to enter our Summer Camp T-shirt Design Contest!

This contest invites children ages 5 to 12 to submit t-shirt designs celebrating bears here at the Louisville Zoo and around the world. All designs must be within 12 x 12 inches and use no more than 4 colors.

Submissions are limited to one submission per person through the form on our website below. Submissions are open from 12:01 a.m. February 22 through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 31. We will select a first and second place winner which will be announced on April 9 on the Zoo’s social media channels.

First Prize: The winning artwork will be featured on the Summer 2024 Safari Day Camp T-shirt and the winner will receive a free week of 2024 summer camp programming. For camp descriptions and dates, click here.

Second Prize: The winner will receive two tickets via email to our 2024 June, July, or August Breakfast with the Beasts Program. For program details, click here.

Contest Rules:

  • Artist participants must be ages 5 – 12
  • Art submissions must celebrate bears here at the Louisville Zoo or around the world.
  • Art submissions may include no more than four colors.
  • Art submissions are limited to one per person.
  • Contest submissions must be sent through the form below between 12:01 a.m. February 22 – 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 31. 
  • The Zoo’s marketing and education teams will select a first and second place winner which will be announced on April 9 on the Zoo’s social media channels.
  • Prize: The winners will have their photos displayed on our website and social media channels. First Prize: The winning artwork will be featured on the Summer 2024 Safari Day Camp T-shirt and the winner will receive a free week of 2024 summer camp programming. Second Prize: The winner will receive two tickets via email to our 2024 June, July, or August Breakfast with the Beasts Program.
  • Contest entrants agree that, if their submission is selected as a winner, the Louisville Zoo may use the entrant’s name and photo / art for promotional purposes including, but not limited to, Louisville Zoo camp t-shirts, social media posts and an official announcement on the Louisville Zoo website.
  • All contest entrants agree to have their photo / art used in promotional purposes including advertising, social media, brochures and signage.
  • Contest entrants will not be compensated or reimbursed for their photo/ art submissions.
  • The contest is open to all residents of Kentucky and Indiana. Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law.  All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply and all taxes are the responsibility of the winner.
  • Those submitting photos into the contest must be over 18 and the parent / guardian of the artist. The artists of the submissions must be ages 5 – 12.
  • All entrants agree to release the sponsors from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses of any kind to persons and property, including any accident, loss, injury or death resulting from entry into the contest and/or occurring or in any way related to the prizes.