Meet the First and Second Place IL T-shirt Contest Winners

Tara Desmond

May 11, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

If you missed it, IL Corn put on a t-shirt contest in April boosting creativity while showing the love of farming throughout the state.  Get to know the winners:


First Place: Jordan Bidner

tshirt design from jordan


Jordan Bidner grew up in Fishjordan with his grandmaer, Illinois, which is in Central Illinois. His passion for art and drawing led him to Parkland College where he studied Graphic Design and was able to enter his art in several art shows.  He currently works with digital printing and continues his love for art in the community and through his freelancing  - Biddy’s Designs.

While Jordan doesn’t currently farm, his grandfather farmed his whole life, and his grandma lived on the family farm until she was 100. One staple on their farm was their red barn that dated back to 1869.


When we asked how he came up with the idea for the winning t-shirt, Jordan comments, “When I was younger, I used to collect Superman memorabilia. The idea just came to me to connect these two things because farmers are superheroes and the backbone that our country depends on.”




Second Place: Ava Franzen

Ava Franzens tshirt design

Watch this video of Ava, our 2nd place winner of the T-shirt contes:.