This is a call to artists and graphic designers! We are looking for a new t-shirt design – something special and creative to launch our first ever Bright Black merch. What messages or images best represent the theme of Black brilliance? Use your creativity and skills to come up with an eye-catching design.

Partnership is everything to us, and we love the energy created when connecting with folks who are on similar journeys to infuse the world with more brightness. Enter our Bright Black 2022 T-shirt design contest today! 

Please read the Official Rules here:  

The Contest:
*Submit a Bright Black t-shirt design.
*We will share many of the designs on Social. 
*We will make the final decision on the winner, but our decision will be influenced by feedback from Social, so feel free to share our posts.
*Read complete contest rules here

The Prize
The winner will receive $250 and will be featured on Bright Black social media platforms. For any design used on future Bright Black merch, the winner will also be paid in royalties of 2% of net t-shirt sales for 3 years, paid semi-annually.  

The Technical Details: 
*Design entries must visually depict the mission, vision, and values of the Bright Black brand, and should include the words “Bright” and “Black” in the design. Designs must be wholly original.
*Designs can be: just the front or both sides, and can include sleeve designs. 
*Full color. Please also indicate the t-shirt color you think fits best with your design.
*Adobe illustrator files are preferred, but we will also accept high res .jpg, .png, .tif, or .psd files (Maximum area to fill for printing on t-shirt is 13×18”). Please also include a .pdf of your entry.
*By submitting a design, you give permission to Bright Black to use this design for any future promotional purposes, including printed or digital placements and physical products. 
*You must be 18 years or older to enter. 

The Dates:
*The contest period runs from January 10, 2022 at 12:01AM EST to February 13, 2022 at 11:59PM EST. 
*The winner will be announced by February 28, 2022.
Rules and Submission Instructions: Submit entries HERE! Files should be named as follows: Firstname_Lastname_2022 Original designs only. (No copyrighted materials allowed). The winner of the contest must submit all files required for reproduction. Files become property of Bright Black. Entries are due by February 13, 2022 11:59PM EST. The winner will be notified by February 28, 2022.

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