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Your art can be featured on the new Watch Muskegon merchandise, and you can win $500!

Contest Overview

Watch Muskegon is excited to announce a community engagement campaign aimed at celebrating the creativity and spirit of Muskegon County. We are seeking talented artists from the local community to design artwork for merchandise that will be distributed to local businesses across the county and made available for public purchase. This campaign aims to showcase the vibrant artistic talent in Muskegon while promoting community pride and engagement.

Artwork submissions should reflect the essence of Muskegon County, capturing its unique culture, landmarks, and sense of community. Artists must incorporate the Watch Muskegon logo into their designs, and are encouraged to incorporate one of the following taglines:

“Find your place”
“Find your people”
“Find your passion”

Submission Guidelines
  • Artwork can be created using any medium, including but not limited to painting, drawing, digital art, and photography. Watch Muskegon will convert all non-digital artwork into digital format for reproduction purposes.
  • Submissions should be original and unpublished work and free of any copyrights.
  • By submitting artwork, artists agree to waive any rights to royalties or compensation for the sale or reproduction of their work.
  • Artwork dimensions, file sizes, and file types should be suitable for reproduction on merchandise (e.g., t-shirts, tote bags, stickers) and digital platforms.
  • Recommended file types include: EPS, PDF, JPG, JPEG
  • File sizes: 300 DPI, high-resolution files.
  • If you are using type, please convert all fonts to outlines or a replacement font will be used.
  • All artwork submitted will be monitored – submissions that contain profanity, negativity, or otherwise inappropriate content will be disqualified and removed from consideration.
  • All artwork must be received by Monday, May 20, 2024 – 5pm EST.
Selection Process:
  • Submissions will be voted on by the public during the week of Monday, May 27th – Friday, June 1st, 2024
  • When submitting, please select one of the following categories that best aligns with your artwork: Find your place, find your people, or find your passion.
  • The submission from each category that receives the most votes will be selected and those three artists will each receive $500. 
  • Selected artwork will be prominently displayed on merchandise distributed throughout Muskegon County, providing exposure to a wide audience.

Join us in celebrating the creativity of Muskegon County and showcasing what makes our community special. We look forward to seeing your artwork!

  • Accepted file types: eps, pdf, jpg, jpeg, png, Max. file size: 256 MB.
  • Note: Upload times may take longer depending on your internet connection and file size. Please wait while we process your artwork after you hit submit. You will see a notification once the upload is complete.
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