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Tribal College Blanket Design Competition

The American Indian College Fund and Pendleton Woolen Mills are challenging tribal college students to express their culture and identity through original designs for our next tribal college student blanket. Blanket sales will support College Fund scholarships. Textile design experience is not necessary to enter, and student winners will receive the following prizes: Grand Prize Winner – $2,000 cash, $5,000 scholarship, & 6 blankets; 2nd Place Winner – $500 cash & $2,500 scholarship; and 3rd Place Winner – $250 cash & $1,500 scholarship.

Only current tribal college students are eligible to submit. Students must be an enrolled tribal member, or the descendant of a parent or grandparent that is tribally enrolled. Students cannot submit more than two designs, and a committee of Native artists, and College Fund and Pendleton staff will select the winners. Submissions must be received by 11:59pm MST on February 15, 2020.

Must be enrolled in one of the 35 AIHEC member tribal colleges and universities.

To Submit: Click here, and include:
Name, Date of Birth, Current Address;
Tribal Affiliation;
Tribal College or University;
Year in College & Year of Expected Graduation; and
Description of submission.

*Students can submit up to two pieces of art for consideration.
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