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Announcing the Winner of the 2020 Tote Bag Design Contest

We have a winner, and it’s Dora Pang.

The 2020 Tote Bag Design contest concluded on August 26th. We received many entries and on September 8 unanimously declared artist Dora Pang the winner. Her design can be seen above.

Dora Pang is a sophomore at Yale University. She hails from Allen, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. At Yale, Dora is interested in double-majoring in economics and art. She is an organizer for international relations conferences and a graphic designer for the student council.

Dora has been studying traditional art since she was 6-years-old and knows just how essential art truly is to her livelihood and the livelihood of others. As a young student artist, she has always relied on art to see her through difficult times, much like how many are relying on art as an escape to the anxiety, hopelessness, and confusion caused by the covid-19 pandemic. 

She writes, “Additionally, artists such as myself, have taken to using our craft to express our frustrations or to spread light in an otherwise dark environment. My design is intentionally sketch-like but dense in subject matter, to not only represent how mundane art is when it is constantly in demand in entertainment and escapism, but also to highlight how we all can contribute to the art world as consumers and creators.”

Find more of her work on her website.

Tote bags can be ordered via our page at Giving Fuel. Please allow 6-8 weeks shipping and handling. A portion of the sales proceeds go to organizations supporting artists negatively affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Contest runners-up were Hannah Fulton, Christian Suarez, and Billi Kid. Thank you to everyone who participated.

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