Calling All Artists...

2023 will mark the 20th Anniversary for The Trail of Painted Ponies. It's been 20 years since the very first Painted Ponies figurine release was announced, which was Winter 2003. For that special year, The Trail would like to include a NEW 20th Anniversary figurine of a to-be-determined theme, PLUS a NEW 20th Anniversary Holiday figurine and ornament.

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31, 2021. Winners will be announced in November 2021.

Submissions: Designs may be presented on one of the Painted Ponies templates featured below >

Completed design submissions can be emailed to:

Design submissions can also be mailed to:

The Trail of Painted Ponies
Attn: 20th Anniversary Art Competition
PO Box 26553
Prescott Valley, AZ 86312

You may enter as many designs as you would like.


1st Place - $750 cash prize
2nd Place - $500 cash prize
3rd Place - $300 cash prize

Please note that all cash prizes will go towards the design fee that is payable to the artist, if the winning designs are chosen to be crafted into Painted Ponies figurines.

Email your questions to:, or call: 1 (928) 308-6538.

Categories: Below are submission examples for the 7 design categories that we recommend for a 20th Anniversary figurine. All of the original design submissions shown here have been crafted into figurines for The Trail of Painted Ponies.


Snow Crystal
by Emily Overman

Beauty of the Breed

Cloud Hunter
by Janee Hughes

Native American

Tatanka Ska
by Crystal Snow


by Kelly Kurtz

Beauty of the Breed

A Star is Born
by Kathleen Moody

Inspirational / Fantasy

by Lorna Matsuda

Interspecies Interactions

Barn Buddies
by Kathleen Moody


Paper Submissions
Artists may submit designs on paper by downloading submission forms from The Trail of Painted Ponies. Select from the forms below.

Judging Criteria

Designs will be evaluated for beauty, the skill with which the design is rendered, the creative use of the horse form, the originality of the design and the concept or story behind the design.

Important Information

We assume all entries are original and are the works and property of the entrant, with all rights granted therein.  We are not liable for any copyright infringement on the part of the entrant.

We regret that we cannot return any submissions. 

Questions? Please Email: or call 1 (928) 308-6538.

Good luck to everyone, and Happy Trails!