Yes, folks, there is a winner in the Great OB Rag T-Shirt Design Contest! And here is the design.
Kat Svetik is the designer of the First Place winning entry and we will now have T-shirts made with her design. The contest, announced in February, had a short extension due to staff illness. Twelve judges – all either current or former residents of Ocean Beach – had 12 designs to pick from. And after two rounds of voting, the top designs were chosen.
Kat is an OB-native, and an elementary school librarian who currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband. She was raised in Ocean Beach in the same OB house where her father (his sister and brother) and his father (her grandfather) were raised. The family house was originally purchased in 1913 and has since been home to 5 generations of the O’Mara family – her family. She has deep roots in Ocean Beach, and told us that she is “proud to be part of a community that supports and encourages independent thinking.”
Kat will receive a prize of either $50 or 6 T-shirts with her design. And hopefully will be able to come down for the OB Rag’s Open House for our new office on April 28th. (More about that later.)
In Second Place is the design by Val Tuck – with the birds. Val will receive a prize of either $25 or 3 shirts with the winning design. A San Diego native with roots in Spring Valley and Lemon Grove, Val is a graphic designer by profession, and occasionally does freelance work. For 10 years she came to OB to play on her soccer team at Robb Field, and it was then she met her boyfriend – who lived in OB. So, she’s been living in Ocean Beach for the past 5 years over on Lotus Street. (Her soccer team broke up because everyone got pregnant.)
Third Place design was also won by Val – wow! Val will also be on hand at the OB Rag Open House on April 28th.
We plan on having the new T-shirts printed at the James Gang on US-made shirts – and will make a beeg announcement when they are ready.
(We’ll be publishing all the design entries as promised.)