The Fishers Freedom Festival proudly announces the 2013 T-Shirt design winners.  Haili Brown of Riverside Junior High School will have her design featured pocket-sized on the front of the official festival shirt.  She will also receive a trophy, a free T-Shirt bearing her design, a $20 gift card from Cold Stone, be featured in the 2013 Festival Guide, and ride in the festival’s main parade.  2013 TSHIRT DESIGN   RGB

A festival selection committee sorted through approximately 2,000 entries that were submitted by February 25th and looked for creativeness and color selection.  All designs also had to be easily reproduced into a T-Shirt.

Haili Brown T-Shirt Winner 2013 RGBOver 90 of the top designs from all age groups were placed for viewing at Fishers Town Hall earlier this year in March and April.   Of those designs, people could vote on Facebook for their favorite to determine the final winner.




In addition, there were nine runner-up winners who each received a $10 Cold Stone gift card.  Those winners were:

• Nina Pinger of Fishers Junior High

• Alex Pirowski of Fishers Elementary

• Jackson McElroy of Hoosier Road Elementary

• Bri Morkal of Riverside Junior High

• Stephen Vukovits of Hamilton Southeastern Junior High

• Olivia Schneck of Thorpe Creek Elementary

• Amber Osweiler of Fall Creek Intermediate

• Nicole Anne Weldy of Hamilton Southeastern Junior High

• Hanna Chung of Fall Creek Intermediate

Applicants were required to be Hamilton Southeastern school district students submitting designs from either elementary school (K – 4th grade), intermediate school (5th and 6th grade), or junior high school (7th and 8th grade).  Submitted designs had to include this year’s festival theme ” A Quarter Century of Celebrating Freedom,” the title “2013 Fishers Freedom Festival,” and a maximum four colors.  No computer drawings were allowed.  All designs depict a patriotic theme.   This year, the school competition was based off the percentage of enrolled students of that school.  The school with the highest percentage of designs turned in (only one student) was Fall Creek Intermediate.   They submitted entries for 79% of their total student enrollment and received the $500 cash prize for art supplies and a plaque for their efforts ($250 from the Fishers Arts Council and $250 from the Fishers Freedom Festival).

The final 2013 T-Shirt will be available for purchase during the Fishers Freedom Festival, at the Fishers Freedom Festival Office in June, and off the Festival’s web site.  All sizes are $10.  Proceeds benefit future Fishers Freedom Festivals.

Back in 1989, the founders of the Fishers Parade and Festival decided to have a community gathering to showcase community spirit, encourage volunteerism in the community and to celebrate the freedoms afforded to all Americans. With the help of volunteers, the event originated as a one-day community picnic, parade, and a few games for the children.  Due to the overwhelming participation by the public, this event grew to a two-day event.

With over 50,000 attendees from all over the U.S., there is something for everyone in your family to enjoy.  This free family event hosts around 130 art & craft sites, over 100 business booths, 30 food vendors, 40 free games booths, lots of live entertainment, 5K walk/run, two parades, fireworks, a variety of tents, and so much more.

The mission of the Fishers Freedom Festival is to encourage fellowship through civic partnerships and citizen involvement by creating a safe environment, developing needed community services, promoting family integrity and striving to improve the quality of life for every resident by investing in human potential.

The 25th Annual Fishers Freedom Festival is Saturday, June 29th & Sunday, June 30th, 2013 at Roy G. Holland Park.  Our theme is “A Quarter Century of Celebrating Freedom.”  Check us out on Twitter and Facebook.  For more information on volunteering or about the festival, email [email protected], visit 8591 East 116th Street in Fishers or call 317-595-3195.


2013 Tshirt Runner Up Winners‘ Designs