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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

**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. 

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Designs will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Originality

  • 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!

How to Submit

Email your design (include the type of item, if applicable) directly to us at!


*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.

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