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Call for entries: HEIGHTS ARTISTees

Heights t-shirt 2016 contest

Design entry deadline September 15

We are issuing a call for entries for what we hope will be an annual edition of artist-designed t-shirts, including a purchase prize of $300 for the winning design (local fame sure to follow)!

The entry theme for our 2016 edition artwork is “Community,” to be screen printed in up to four colors on a limited run t-shirt. 

All Northeast Ohio artists age 18 and older are invited to submit up to two entries by September 15, 2016. Heights Arts organization staff will select a pool of finalists from the entries, then finalists’ designs will be voted on by the community through a photo gallery in our gallery and on our Facebook page. Submitting artists need not be members, but finalists will be asked to join Heights Arts as working artist members.The chosen artwork will be announced in the beginning of October. We can’t wait to see what our creative community produces!

Entry Guidelines:

Entries must be uploaded to Heights Arts by 12 midnight on September 15, 2016. Arts organization staff will select a pool of finalists from the entries, then finalists’ designs will be voted on by the community.

We will create a photo gallery on our Facebook page where people can “like” their favorite artwork. The design with the most “likes” at the end of the voting process will win. The chosen artwork will be announced on October 1, 2016.

The winning artwork will be purchased by Heights Arts, with the artist receiving a $300 purchase prize and complimentary t-shirt, as well recognition in a Heights Arts press release, on its website, in the gallery, all social media channels and organization publications.

Artists may submit up to two (2) digital entries via the Heights Arts website. The artist must submit his or her own original artwork only. Artwork cannot contain any logos, non-original photographs or imagery.  Heights Arts reserves the right to reprint the winning artwork on select items such as mugs, notepads or other items that can be purchased by the public in support of the nonprofit organization.

T-shirt Design Format:

Designs may be created in one to four colors (not 4-color process CMYK) for screen printing on t-shirts. It must fit within a square, 10” x 10” format. Half-tones (i.e. lighter versions) of any of the four colors are acceptable and are not considered an additional color.

Artwork Submission:
Please submit your artwork as a JPG file, at 72 dpi for purposes of initial judging and for posting and online voting.
If your artwork wins, please be prepared to send your artwork, created or scanned at 300 dpi,  in one of the following formats:
vector (PDF/EPS/AI) or raster (PDF/PAD/TIFF/JPG/PNG).

Questions? Give us a call at 216-371-3457 or email




While not mandatory, we encourage all contest participants to become Heights Arts Working Artist Members, an annual membership which includes opportunities for other special commissioned work through the Artist of the Month program, Pet Project, artist listing on our website, and discounts on special events and concerts.
Heights ARTISTees and the Artist of the Month Program are supported through generous funding from the Cyrus Eaton Foundation.