Calling All Artists...

Every year The Trail of Painted Ponies releases new Holiday figurines and corresponding ornaments. These are extremely popular among collectors, and everyone looks forward to seeing which holiday designs will become the next Painted Ponies. In order to keep the designs fresh and exciting, The Trail hosts a Holiday Design Contest each year, and ask artists to submit their designs for consideration. The most outstanding designs may be crafted into figurines and ornaments in the future.

Deadline: Competition will run from August 1, 2019 through September 30, 2019. Winners will be announced on
October 1, 2019.

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: Holiday Design Contest
PO Box 41517
Phoenix, AZ 85080

You may enter as many designs as you would like.

1st Place - $250 credit to The Trail of Painted Ponies Official Store.
2nd Place - $100 credit to The Trail of Painted Ponies Official Store.
3rd Place - $50 credit to The Trail of Painted Ponies Official Store.

Email your questions to:, or call: 1 (623) 580-9389.

Good luck to everyone!

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

Winning Submissions from the Holiday 2018 Contest:

Santa's Helper
by Lorna Matsuda
2018 First Place

Vintage Greetings
by Susan Sizemore
2018 Second Place
Happy Holly Days
by Ann Yarbrough
2018 Third Place

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 (623) 580-9389.

Happy Trails and Happy Holidays!