2019 Pin Design Contest

We are looking for pin designers to help us create this season’s hot Ohio DI pins. They will be available in the spring of 2019 and will be the pins traded at the 2019 DI Global Finals by the Ohio teams.

Who Can Enter?
  • Team Members
  • Volunteers
  • Parents
  • Other DI Affiliates

(You do not need to be an Ohio Resident to enter!)

  • Artwork (rough or finished)
  • Designs
  • Concepts and/or themes

(Limit 3 entries per person or 7 entries per team)


August 14, 12:01am - November 30, 11:59pm

(Absolutely no late entries considered)

Where? Send submissions to Dr. Frank at fbegun@columbus.rr.com
  • $100 Prize
  • Commemorative Plaque
  • 5 Pins or Pin Sets
  • Recognition at the 2019 Ohio DI Tournament

*Fine Print: 

Finalists will be chosen by a vote of the Ohio Kids for Creativity Board in mid-December, and the decisions will be final. We reserve the right to alter any artwork that is received. If a theme or concept is submitted, we will work with the Plano Pin Co. artists to come up with a great design(s).

Start working those creative minds and help us come up with the great pin designs that will be the “hot” traders for next year!!

Dr. Frank Begun                                  Paul Cross


Examples of the 2018 winning pin designs