Seattle Pride T-Shirt Contest

2014 Seattle Pride T-Shirt Design Contest
Official Contest Rules

By participating in the contest, the artist accepts and agrees to comply with these Official Rules.

1. This contest is open to all artists, professional, amateur and student.
2. You must be 18 years or older to submit. If you’re younger you can still make a design, but it must be submitted on your behalf by a parent or guardian who is at least 18 years old.

Artist must complete and include the official entry form. Individuals may submit only 1 design. Entry designs must be submitted via email to as a PDF file not to exceed 20 MB in size. The PDF should be sized roughly 11”x8.5” and must be at least 300dpi or higher. Entries are allowed no more than 7 solid colors. Artwork may not have gradients or require process printing. Here are a few examples: 



By entering, artist acknowledges, agrees and understands that the winning design will become the exclusive property of Seattle Out & Proud which retains exclusive rights to the reproduction of the design and the submitting artist relinquished all rights to such design.

Each artist must acknowledge that each entry design is: (a) wholly original; (b) does not incorporate or include any material that would require the consent of any third party; and (c) does not violate any copyright, trademark, publicity right, privacy right, or any other right of any third party. SO&P and Choke shall have the right to edit, composite, scan, duplicate or alter the entry design for any purpose which it deems necessary or desirable, without the need for any further compensation, and/or permission.

Design Guidelines: Seattle Out & Proud has announced the 2014 Pride Theme "Generations of Pride", in honor of the 40th anniversary of Seattle's LGBTQ Pride celebration.  The theme and focus for 2014 honors the history of the LGBTQ pride movement and highlights the ongoing struggle for equality in Seattle and around the world.  There are many recent successes for the LGBTQ movement to celebrate and look forward to for future generations, and those successes could not have been achieved without the pioneering activists who carried the movement on their shoulders from the beginning.  Entries are not required to incorporate the theme; however, artists are encouraged to consider using the theme for inspiration in their design.  

Deadline for artists:
Entries may be submitted beginning Monday, March 24, 2014. You must submit your design by 11:59pm, Friday, May 9, 2014.

One winner will be selected to win the prize of $250.00 cash (compliments of Choke Shirt Company); (5) complimentary t-shirts with your design on it (for you, your family and friends); a VIP-Seattle Pride Parade Experience, including (2) VIP Parade viewing tickets, (2) Pride Brunch tickets and a SO&P Ampersand tote filled with swag.

Selection of winner:
All entry designs will be screened and those that comply with these rules and have met the guidelines and specifications as shown here will be judged by the staff/volunteers of SO&P and Choke Shirt Company. The winner will be notified by telephone, email or mail on or about May 16, 2014.

Download an official entry form here: 

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