RENO — On Sunday, the Summit mall announced the winner of the A Cause for Style T-shirt design contest. Peter Laxalt, a 16-year-old Reno resident, won first place for his design for the Holland Project.
Nearly 100 designs were submitted by local teen artists ranging from 13 to 19 years old. Votes were cast by the community and celebrity judges.
As the winner, Laxalt received a $500 gift card to the Summit and will have the opportunity to work with Blue Moon Promotions, a local promotional products vendor, to have his design printed onto T-shirts. Laxalt will meet with the graphic artist from Blue Moon to determine the size and placement of his design and work on preparing the shirt to be printed.
“We are proud to be a partner in this initiative that helps recognize the talent and inspiration of our community’s youth,” said Klaus Grimm, owner of Blue Moon Promotions.
Laxalt’s T-shirts will be on sale at Dillard’s at The Summit starting Nov. 15 for a $10 minimum donation. All of the proceeds from the T-shirt sales will go to the Holland Project, an all-ages art and music initiative that strives to empower young people through access to music, art, diverse workshop opportunities and community service and activism.