The Official T-shirt of the Slumberland American Birkebeiner!

Congratulations to Andy Wood of Lakeville, MN, a graphic designer by trade, who’s t-shirt design was chosen the winner of the 2017 Birkie T-Shirt Design Contest by the general public in the 5 day on-line voting process. “When I saw the t-shirt contest call for entries, I had to give it a go.” Andy said, “The contest was a perfect way for me to channel my passion for Nordic skiing and art.”

As the official t-shirt of the Slumberland American Birkebeiner, Andy’s design will be available to purchase through our in-office retail store and on-line at soon, and of course, all Birkie Week, February 23-26th, 2017.  “For my design, I wanted to make something that looked very dramatic and energetic, much like the event itself.”  Dramatic and energetic, indeed!

Keep those creative juices flowing, the next t-shirt design contest will open June 2017!


Rules & Waiver

All contest participants must sign and return the last page of this form with your T-shirt design submission to the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation.

Submit as Many Designs as You Like!

  1. The top five T-shirt designs will be picked by a panel of judges assigned by the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF). These top designs will then be posted on for online voting by the skiing community and the public. The ultimate winner will be determined through this online voting process.
  2. Once submitted, all designs become the property of the ABSF, and the designer agrees to grant exclusive use to the ABSF and its clothing retailer.
  3. The designer must submit his or her own original artwork only. Any non-original logos, photos, or images used in the design must be used only with the express, written permission of the source and also grant the American Birkebeiner unlimited, free use of that logo, photo, or image.
  4. The designer agrees that the compensation for unlimited use of their T-shirt design by the ABSF and their clothing retailer is limited to the following prize package:
    • One complimentary race registration for any one Birkie Event hosted in 2017 or 2018
    • One VIP Parking pass to the 2017 or 2018 American Birkebeiner Race Start
    • One pair of SWIX Triac Poles
    • One pair of Fischer RCS skate or classic skis distributed by New Moon Ski & Bike Shop in Hayward, WI
    • Choice of bindings and installation provided by New Moon Ski & Bike Shop in Hayward, Wisconsin
    • Recognition of the designer by the ABSF in the 2017 Pre-Race issue of the Birkie’s “Birch Scroll” magazine, in the Birkie “Carpe Skiem” ezine, in a Birkie press release, etc.


T-shirt Design Criteria:

  • All designs must include “2017” and one or more of the following words/phrases: “Birkie,” “Birkebeiner,” or “American Birkebeiner.” Designs may also include “Established in 1973.” Designs may also include the Slumberland logo (below). Slumberland is the overall Title Sponsor of the American Birkebeiner Ski Events.
  • Designs must be limited to a maximum of six colors. Half-tones (i.e. lighter versions) of any of the six colors are acceptable and are not considered an additional color.
  • Designs must be accompanied by the signed waiver found on the official rules & waiver link.


T-shirt Design Format:

    • Please email your design as a JPG file for purposes of initial judging and for posting the top designs on for online voting.
    • If your design wins, please be prepared to send your design to the ABSF in Vector format (.EPS, .AI, or .CDR file extensions). This means that the design must be created in either PhotoShop (.EPS), Adobe Illustrator (.AL), or Corel Draw (.CDR). The ABSF will NOT accept Word or Publisher files.
    • Winner must also submit a black-and-white version of their design, to provide flexibility in choosing the T-shirt background color.


  1. T-shirt designs must be submitted by July 1, 2016 to the ABSF via email to Please use “2017 T-shirt Contest Design Submission” as your subject line
  2. The ABSF reserves the right to request minor revisions to a T-shirt design entry for re-submission.
  3. The ABSF may also make revisions to adapt a T-shirt design for additional purposes, including but not limited to use on other clothing, retail items, web, print, or television production.
  4. The ABSF reserves the right to reject any and all submissions.
  5. The ABSF may pick additional T-shirt designs for use on additional promotional materials (i.e. clothing, retail items, web, or print pieces).

For More Information email or, call 715-634-5025


Thank you to our sponsors for the compensation package:

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2014 tshirt design

Winner – 2013

Winner – 2012

Winner – 2011