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Posted on May 9, 2017 at 5:36 pm

This year for Pride 2017, Equality Texas invites graphic designers to participate in our first PRIDE T-shirt Design Contest! Every year Equality Texas supporters march in Pride events throughout the state. This year, we’re looking for a new creative design that will be used on the PRIDE T-shirts we’ll wear as we march in this year’s Pride parades. The winner of the contest will receive a $100 prepaid Visa gift card; (4) shirts with your design; a lots of EQTX recognition! Deadline for submissions is May 19, 2017. The winner will be announced May 21st, and the t-shirt design will be unveiled during our Pride reception San Antonio on June 11th.

The winning image will be printed on clothing and swag items representing Equality Texas. This is a great opportunity for participants who have a passion for art who want to showcase their talent and ideas. The design submissions should represent and celebrate LGBTQ+ communities in Texas and their spirit of PRIDE. Participants will be judged based on a collective vote from Equality Texas’ Communications Committee. Equality Texas may use the selected design for future promotional purposes, with credit to the artist where appropriate.

Criteria will be based on the following guidelines (submissions that do not meet these requirements may be disqualified from the contest):

  • Participants are asked to email their submissions to and include an artist’s statement about their work (max. 250 words)
  • The design can include a maximum of 7 colors (including black and white). Two of the colors must include Equality Texas’ colors: #003399 and #99CC33
  • Artists may be asked to edit their design at time of printing to ensure it fits a specific printing area
  • Participants must have a personal connection to LGBTQ+ equality in Texas.
  • The design should include a preferred t-shirt colour, if one is not indicated, the design will be prin white shirt
  • No sexist, racist, otherwise offensive and/or derogatory content, images, or text will be considered
  • All images must be original content created for submission. We can’t use copyrighted content other images reused from the internet.
  • Maximum of up to 2 submissions participant

Technical details:

  • Vector-based  EPS file with all fonts converted to outlines which can be resized without degrading shape or color.
  • Designs must be a minimum 300 dpi
  • Must be composed in CMYK printable format