Calling All Artists...

Every 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 holiday season, 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 November 1, 2017 through January 1, 2018. Winners will be announced on
January 2, 2018.

Submissions: Designs may be presented on a Paint Your Own Pony, or by downloading one of the outlines featured below. The Triumphant Paint Your Own Pony is 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.

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 2016 Contest

Candy Coated Treat
by Steve Riecks
2016 First Place

by Lorna Matsuda
2016 Second Place

Northern Lights Christmas
by Ann Yarbrough
2016 Third Place
Sleigh Bells
by Caitlin Dahl
2016 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!