Girl from Ross, 9, wins North Face art contest, design is in stores

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Nine-year-old Addison Winner of Ross soon will see her artwork in stores, online, and on the chests of consumers all over the world:

The United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Canada.

She was a winner in The North Face Inc.’s international design competition for kids ages 6 to 12, in which the prize was getting the young artist’s original artwork screen printed onto the company’s Fall 2017 product line of snow sports and logo wear hoodies and T-shirts, which will be available for sale from July through the 2017 holiday season.

“I was super excited. I’m excited to see my art in stores and online,” Winner said.

She also received a $200 North Face gift card and pin.

She already has spent $80 of her winnings to buy T-shirts bearing her artwork.

“I bought a shirt in every size,” she said.

The North Face is an American outdoor product company specializing in outerwear, clothing, footwear, and equipment. The company announced its youth art competition on social media and received about 1,000 entries, according to Michael Digirolamo, Global Senior Product Director for Youth at The North Face, Inc.

All submissions were reviewed by The North Face graphic designers, product designers, and product managers. Final entries were put to a consumer vote via The North Face social media channels. Then, the top 10 votes in boys’ and girls’ designs were put out for public vote via social media. The top 5 designs were selected for production.

Winner’s design was a snowflake.

“I made a snowflake by putting painter’s tape down on paper in a snowflake pattern and then I painted over it. I decided to use some pink and pinky watercolors. Then I removed the tape. I decided it looked really cool,” she said.

Winner won her first art contest when she was a first grader at Highcliff Elementary School two-and-a-half years ago.

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