2016 Women on the Diamond art competition winners announced

SABR’s Women in Baseball Research Committee and the International Women’s Baseball Center are excited to announce the winners of the 2016 Women on the Diamond art competition.

Click on each image to see this year’s winning entries below:

Youth: Carissa Adams

Adams, 13, plays baseball on a boys travel team called the Phoenix Elite Diamond Dawgs and a girls travel team called GTB (Girls Travel Baseball). She started playing baseball when she was 7 and has loved it ever since. She says she uses art as a medium to help her calm down and she loves seeing how a blank canvas of paper can be turned into something of beauty and meaning.

Professional: Joe Farnham, “One Tough Out”

Farnham, who lives near Newburyport, Massachusetts, is a freelance illustrator whose work has been featured by magazines such as Sports Illustrated, Smithsonian, and Yankee Magazine, and for companies like John Hancock, Hasbro, and Houghton Mifflin. He is currently working on a series of comissions for The National Pastime Museum and enjoys following the Boston Red Sox. He is a graduate of the New England School of Art & Design.

The winning entry and runner-up in each category will have their art displayed at the new International Women’s Baseball Center in Rockford, Illinois, which is holding a dedication ceremony on September 3, 2016.

The winning entry in the professional category will also receive a $200 prize. Photos of the winning entries and runners-up will also be included in an upcoming issue of SABR’s Women in Baseball committee newsletter. The winner in the youth category will receive a $150 prize. All schools that enter students will have their name placed in a drawing and two winners will be chosen. The winning schools will each receive $250 worth of age-appropriate books about women’s baseball for their libraries.

The judges included graphic designers and artists Miranda Bowman, Gary Cieradkowski, James Fiorentino, and Debbie Sampson. For more information on submission requirements and eligibility, click here.

Originally published: August 15, 2016. Last Updated: August 15, 2016.