Applicants are required to be Hamilton Southeastern district students in either elementary (K-4) or middle/junior high (5 – 8).  Submitted designs must to include the festival’s slogan “Freedom Will Shine in 2009”, the title “2009 Fishers Freedom Festival,” maximum four colors, and no computer drawings were allowed.  All designs depict a patriotic theme.

A selection committee will sort through entries that are to be submitted by April 1st and will look for creativeness and color selection.  All designs also had to be easily reproduced into a T-Shirt.  The school with the most submitted entries will receive $250 from the Fishers Freedom Festival and $250 from the Fishers Arts Council for the school’s art department and a plaque for their efforts.

T-Shirt designs can be dropped off at the Fishers Freedom Festival Office located at 8601 E. 116th Street, which is directly behind Gallery 116 and Fritz in Fishers car dealership.

The T-Shirts will be available for purchase during the Fishers Freedom Festival, in the Fishers Freedom Festival Office (8601 East 116th Street) and off the Festival’s web site (  All sizes are $10.  Proceeds benefit future Fishers Freedom Festivals.