Swag Design Contest
We invite you to get creative and send us designs that we can print on t-shirts, totes, stickers, and more. Your designs should inspire others to love our urban forest, hug a tree, or plant trees and native plants as a climate change solution, or get involved as a volunteer or donor. Read about contest guidelines and how to submit below.
Guidelines & Important Info
Who & How?
Submit individually or as a team. Submit as many designs as you wish. You can choose a particular item to design for, or keep it general.
Original designs only. Do not copy existing images/graphics without permission. You can use stock images/graphics with a watermark (if your design wins, we will purchase the rights to use the stock image/graphics).
The design can be humorous or serious – up to you. It should be related to trees, plants, the environment, or environmental justice. Puns are encouraged.
Even if the design is used on more than one item of swag (example: t-shirt and tote bag), it will be considered as one entry only.
**Disclaimer:** By entering the Swag Design Contest, you agree to license the design to Friends of the Urban Forest for free and with no restrictions. Friends of the Urban Forest may enlist a graphic designer to polish it without prior notice or approval.
Designs will be judged on the following criteria:
Visibility – is it eye-catching and visible from a distance?
Relevance – does the design align (or at least not clash) with our mission to bring neighbors together to plant and care for San Francisco’s ideal urban forest?
Feasibility – design must be easy to reproduce.
Usability - bonus points if you suggest an item that people will use often and proudly (i.e other than a t-shirt, cap, water bottle).
Deadlines & Prizes
The deadline to submit your entries is midnight on Sunday, March 05, 2023
You will win a $100 gift card each for every unique design we choose to use. You will also get the swag with your design for free!
*By submitting a design, you are agreeing to the following contest rules and guidelines.
By submitting an entry, the artist consents that it is their own original work and that they have all necessary rights and permissions to use any included elements. The FUF team reserves the right to make adjustments and alterations to the winning entry. The winning artist grants to Friends of the Urban Forest the exclusive right to the design, including any modifications thereof, to be used on promotional/marketing and other Friends of the Urban Forest materials. The artist shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless Friends of the Urban Forest from and against any and all suits, actions, claims, damages, liabilities, judgments, losses and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of any violation of third party rights (including, without limitation, intellectual property infringement, misappropriation, dilution or violation) in connection with the Friends of the Urban Forest’s use, distribution, publishing, sale or exploitation of the design. No submissions will be returned.