Deadline extended to January 31, 2017!

Calling All Artists...

Each year we release 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, we host a Holiday Design Contest every December, 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 December 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017.

Submissions: Designs may be presented on a Paint Your Own Pony Kit, or by downloading one of the outlines featured below. The Paint Your Own Pony Kits are available in the Triumphant Form, and are available to purchase from The Trail of Painted Ponies Official Store. To purchase the Triumphant Paint Your Own Pony, Click Here.

Be sure to include your Artist Application. To download and print, Click Here.

Photos of completed Paint Your Own Pony or paper submissions can be emailed to:

Photos and paper design submissions can also be mailed to:

The Trail of Painted Ponies, Inc.
Attn: Holiday Design Contest
PO Box 41517
Phoenix, AZ 85080


You may enter as many designs as you would like.

Prizes: 1st Place will receive $200 in store credit from The Trail of Painted Ponies Official Store, 2nd Place will receive $100 in store credit, and 3rd place will receive $50 in store credit. Winners will be announced on February 1, 2017.

Questions?: Email your questions to:, or call us toll free: 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 2015 Contest

Dance of the Sugar Plum Ponies
by Kelly Kurtz
2015 First Place Winner

Gifts of the Magi
by Leslie Gates
2015 Second Place Winner
Snow Queen/Winter Ballet
by Bryn Wilkins Lawson
2015 Third Place Winner
Winter Raven
by Fabienne Leydecker
2015 Honorable Mention
Holiday Sledding
by Ann Yarbrough
2015 Honorable Mention

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!