THE WINNERS! Here’s which 3 West Seattle Bridge T-shirts came out on top, and how to get yours

We’ve been reporting on the West Seattle Bridge T-shirt design contest, presented by the West Seattle Junction Association, which says almost 7,000 people voted, and has just announced the winners, from among 63 entries!

Greetings from Accidental Island

Mind the Gap

So Close Yet So Far

Congratulations to all! You can pre-order yours – and/or see the list of Junction merchants where you’ll be able to buy them starting in about a month – by going here.

31 Replies to "THE WINNERS! Here's which 3 West Seattle Bridge T-shirts came out on top, and how to get yours"

  • David August 6, 2020 (6:53 pm)

    I hope the Gap entry does not end up in a logo copyright infringement lawsuit from The Tube as it is clearly their logo.

  • Howard August 6, 2020 (6:55 pm)

    ……..but it’s not an island. 

    • Beepee August 6, 2020 (9:34 pm)

      Go with number three my friend 

    • DRC August 7, 2020 (6:52 am)

             You are so right West Seattle is not a Island.

    • Mel August 10, 2020 (4:43 pm)

      It’s effectively an island, in relation to the rest of Seattle.

  • me August 6, 2020 (7:39 pm)

    hahaha! These are great. I love all three.

  • Wilhemina August 6, 2020 (7:46 pm)

    They are so good!

  • DAFFY August 6, 2020 (8:15 pm)

    Interesting  write-up about “Mind the Gap” at ;including its use on our very own Metro system.

  • GG August 6, 2020 (8:48 pm)

    Too bad Poseidon didn’t make it.

    • Beepee August 6, 2020 (9:35 pm)

      Poseidon is the best in my opinion 

    • Snaggletooth August 7, 2020 (8:29 am)

      Poseidon was the best one! I really hope the artist makes some shirts- I would love to have one.

  • P August 6, 2020 (8:50 pm)

    Somebody needs to make a postcard of that first one. I would send them to everyone I know!

  • ScubaFrog August 6, 2020 (9:11 pm)

    I love these!  Noah’s is great!

  • Sarah McCaghren August 6, 2020 (11:37 pm)

    Bumper stickers, too!  And maybe soneone will pick up some of the other entries for some purpose.  Poseidon!  So many fun ones.  A bright spot just reading through them all.

  • Meyer August 7, 2020 (10:34 am)

    Is there a way to purchase shirts from designs that didn’t win? Or a way to contact the artist to ask their permission to print up your own t shirt?

    • TeaUrchin August 7, 2020 (11:09 am)

      The artists could submit their designs to

  • wscommuter August 7, 2020 (12:13 pm)

    I’m bitter that “E. Vashon Is.” didn’t make the cut  :-)   That’s the t-shirt I’d buy.

    • Maria Parks August 7, 2020 (4:29 pm)

      Me too!

    • Chaz August 10, 2020 (8:06 am)

      Me three 

  • downwitheverything August 7, 2020 (12:23 pm)

    Sigh. Is there a way to find out who the shirt manufacturer is? As usual, the women’s sizes allow no room for anyone who isn’t average and on the small side, and the men’s fit curvy women like crap. Some manufacturers’ 2XL is ridiculously small, but there are a couple that don’t fit horribly. And there are actually a few whose men’s aren’t as terribly for accommodating women’s curves, but but without knowing where the shirts come from, I don’t feel good about ordering one.

    • AMD August 7, 2020 (1:13 pm)

      I couldn’t find the manufacturer, but if you click through the links, there is a size chart provided that offers measurements.  They do note that the women’s sizes tend to run small.  They also list contact info if you want to reach out and ask about the specific manufacturer.

    • AJ August 7, 2020 (1:23 pm)

      Same. I need a tee made for curvier women. The sizing for women’s tee offered is much smaller than I’ve seen on sites like Teepublic.

    • TheJunction August 8, 2020 (11:03 am)

      Thanks so much for the suggestion – just added:

      Accidental Island Bella+Canvas

      Mind the Gap Bella+Canvas

      So Close, Yet so Far Next Level 

      • WSMama0617 August 13, 2020 (11:08 pm)

        I too am disappointed that there are no options for women over a 2x… Yet, the men’s shirts go up to a 4x.  And no I’m not gonna order a men’s shirt, way too boxy and shapeless.  Once again plus size women are left out… There definitely needs to be more size inclusivity with the women’s sizes of these as there is zero chance that the only women buying these are a 2x or smaller. 

  • WS August 7, 2020 (5:30 pm)

    Mind the Gap Logo is too close to London’s swag.  There were so many great summations, I wish more could have been printed. Maybe they can be printed as posters for merchants to hand out.  I am  not sure I will buy either at $29.00 each – are the funds going to our junction merchants ?

    • LyndaB August 7, 2020 (9:43 pm)

      Pre-orders go to the WS Junction Association and merchants who sell on site later in September keep those sales.  Details are in the link provided.  Glad two of my favorites made it to the final cut!  

  • Terry August 8, 2020 (12:19 pm)

    Would be a good thing to share some of the proceeds from shirt sales with West Seattle non-profits during these times. Food, rent, etc. 

    • TheJunction August 10, 2020 (11:40 am)

      The good news is the Junction already is a nonprofit. Sales help your downtown by offering free parking, holiday lighting, flower baskets, and street-cleaning services.  

  • Franci August 8, 2020 (4:28 pm)

    I was going to order one, but since they run small and the page for ordering only has up to XL – I’m out.  Its too bad all the sizes from the sizing chart are not available for order.

  • Steve August 8, 2020 (4:47 pm)

    My choice didn’t win! I’m gonna pout! Okay,but they’re still very good.

  • Orcakid August 9, 2020 (10:04 pm)

    Ordered ours!

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