We’ve counted up all of the votes for the third annual Design-A-Gown campaign. Meet our winner!
Tyler, age 6, was inspired by his little sister, Emily, who has Down syndrome and a congenital heart defect. He designed his colorful gown with the words that he uses to uplift her whenever she was in the hospital.
"All these words are words I would say to her when she was sick," Tyler continued. "I would say, 'Emily, remember to have courage, strength, and hope. Remember you are a fighter and a survivor and most of all, remember you are loved.'"
Thank you to all that participated in designing and voting! Your participation helps seriously ill kids across the country. Fill out our quick Design-A-Gown survey to give any feedback on this campaign.
Learn how her personal experience inspired her design.Hannah's story
Learn how her daughter’s congenital heart defect inspired her design.Melissa's story
Learn how he created a gown with empowering words for his little sister.Tyler's story
The Design-A-Gown Finalists
Meet our finalists and the inspiration behind their designs.Read their stories
Design-A-Gown is a nationwide campaign, hosted by Starlight Children’s Foundation, that invites people to design and vote on the next Starlight Gown. Starlight Hospital Wear replaces traditional hospital gowns with ones that are innovative, comfortable, and brightly colored. Learn more about Starlight Hospital Wear, and how they make a difference in the lives of seriously ill kids.
During this unprecedented time, you can help provide critically needed supplies, like Starlight Gowns, to impacted hospitals.
The 2020 Design-A-Gown contest asks people to create a design for a Starlight Gown with a simple question in mind–what makes you happy? At Starlight, we know that happy kids heal faster. It’s why it’s at the core of all our programs.
Imagine the thing that sparks joy in your life also bringing joy to hospitalized kids! It’s a powerful ripple effect with endless opportunities. Your love of unicorns or sunrises or pizza can be used to help deliver happiness to thousands of hospitalized kids who could use a little “happy” in their lives.
For official rules, click here.