Tribal College Blanket Design Competition 2023

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 x blankets

2nd Place Winner:

  • $500 Cash
  • $2,500 Scholarship

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 January 15, 2023.

Learn how to submit your design with the video below!

Meet the 2021 Contest winner and Fort Peck Community College student, Chelysa, and learn more about her creation “Unity.”

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