T-shirt Design Contest

Call for Entries: The Idaho Japanese Association is looking for a new T-shirt design! The winning design will be used for our new T-shirt debuting at Japan Day 2020 (September 7th) and for the posters advertising the event beforehand. The contest is open to anyone who wants to share their artistic creativity.


  • One Color
  • Size no more than 12inx18in
  • Resolution at least 300 dpi
  • Vector format (.ai or .eps) preferred, but other formats will be accepted
  • Design Concept: Traditional Japan
  • Design should contain the words “Idaho Japanese Association”
  • Design should contain artist’s signature
  • Copyrighted, trademarked products, packaging, brand names, and advertisements may not be used within the design.
  • We reserve the right to make modifications as needed.


  • $150 cash prize
  • 2 T-shirts

Deadline: March 31st, 2020, 11:59 PM MST

Submission: Sent via e-mail to the Idaho Japanese Association board (idahopotatoclub@gmail.com). If the file is too large for e-mail, please upload to a service such as dropbox and send the link.


The competition will be judged by a panel of 2 judges with degrees in Fine Arts and the Association Board of Directors on the following criteria (40 points maximum): 

  • Appropriateness of poster to multiple audiences – 10 points. 
  • Creative and original artwork and idea – 10 points. 
  • Attractiveness in terms of design and neatness of layout – 10 points. 
  • Cultural Relevance – 10 points.

Selections will be announced mid-April on Facebook and the winner contacted via e-mail. 

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