Contest: T-Shirt design


TEE SHIRT CONTEST 1/4 PAGE.inddThe Press is celebrating its 21st birthday this year and because every special occasion deserves a new outfit we’re looking for a fresh, wearable graphic. Think you can help us out? Why not enter our T-shirt design contest! The winning art will be featured on the official 2013 Anchorage Press T-shirt and the designer will get five of them keep, as well as critical acclaim, high fives from Press staff and whatever else we can dig out of our basement as a prize.


The theme is Celebration and designs must include these words: Anchorage Press 2013 Design can include a maximum of two colors (including black/white). To enter, send us a high resolution digital image of your design.


You can email your design to or mail/ drop off a thumb drive or disc at our office. Entry fee is $5 per illustration (cash or check)

540 E. 5th Avenue Anchorage, Alaska 99501

Deadline is June 12


Daniella Cortez

About Daniella Cortez

Entertainment editor and your gal about town. Doing my best to bring you the highs and lows of Anchorage's arts and entertainment scene.

6 thoughts on “Contest: T-Shirt design

  1. dg
    June 7, 2013 at 8:32 am

    wow…. so youre actually making people pay you to have a chance to provide you with free creative content? and youre compensating with high fives? You guys are better than this

  2. Daniella Cortez
    June 7, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    We do charge a modest sum (we think of $5 is a modest sum) when we’re incurring an expense for a contest. In this case, it’s to offset the cost of the initial run of Tshirts (which we’ll be awarding to the winner in addition to the aforementioned high fives). Now, it’d be awesome if printing Tshirts was free- if a sponsor came down from the sky and offered to help cover the cost – because in that case, we’d could give the entry fees as a small cash prize for the winner. I don’t know if it makes it less lame in your eyes, but that is the reasoning behind it.
    This is our first time running this particular contest, so we’ll probably refine the rules based on our experiences this year should we hold it again.

  3. AJ
    June 11, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    the entrant pays $5 dollars to enter this contest. what is the $5 dollars paying for? why charge to finance the winner? I don’t think you understand the concept of DG’s comment. IT IS NOT A CONTEST if you are making people pay to participate. What is the actual fee paying for? what year is this? this will cost the press $0.00 and you will net a profit of $5 and a free piece of artwork. it just doesnt seem fair for a business to be charging a fee to enter a contest that benefits mainly the anchorage press

  4. Brint
    July 26, 2013 at 11:23 am

    When are you going to announce a winner on this t-shirt contest?

  5. JER
    August 2, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    I’m sorry, AJ, but I think you’re jumping at the wrong people right now. Real contests don’t charge money? Excuse me? Maybe you’re not involved in any arts community, so maybe you’re uninformed, but MOST contests have a fee, especially where art is involved. Maybe you’ve never heard of CaFE (Call For Entry), Rarefied Light, UAA gallery show contests, or really ANY call-for-artists organization/gallery (in any state, not just Alaska). Whoever wins, which will probably be someone interested in graphic design as a future career, will be getting some CRAZY marketing with these shirts, for a grand total of $5. Sounds pretty gracious to me! I think the Anchorage Press is being more than fair. You need to do a little more research in the future.

  6. CW
    September 25, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Just curious if there will ever be a winner announced to this contest? I had two entries and haven’t heard zip about a winner or if anything is actually happening with the contest. While I don’t really care about the $10 I forked over (whining about a $5 entry fee? Whaa whaa cry-babies… grow up) it would be nice to know that the time and effort I put into those entries wasn’t for nill. If the contest isn’t moving forward… maybe at least and email or phone call saying thanks for the entry and maybe letting us know what’s happening with the contest?

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