Per Montgomery County: In preparation for Pride Month in June, the County’s Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of Community Partnerships have announced a community-wide call to artists and designers to create the County’s official 2023 Montgomery County Pride decal. The winning design will be printed and distributed for use by businesses, nonprofit organizations, County Government and others to show their public support for LGBTQ+ communities in Montgomery County. The winning design from the youth/young adult category will be printed for use specifically at youth-serving establishments and schools.
All submissions are due by Wednesday, June 1 and should be submitted electronically on the MontgomeryCountyPride.org website. The County’s LGBTQ+ Advisory Board will choose up to five final designs to be displayed at County Pride Month events and on social media for public voting.
Submissions will be accepted in two categories:
- Adults (ages 23 and older)
- Youth/Young Adults (under 23)
Creators must be Montgomery County residents at the time of submission. The first 20 creators to submit an eligible design in either category will receive a $50 early submission bonus. Creators may submit up to three designs but will receive only one early submission bonus. Up to five finalists will receive $300 each and youth/young adult and adult category winners will receive $1,500.
Designs should include consideration of the following values and themes:
- Intersectionality: recognition that sexual orientation and gender identity or expression are layers of one’s identity, and that race, ethnicity, ability, national origin, and other characteristics are important as well.
- Inclusion of trans and gender expansive communities
LGBTQ+ residents, especially those who are trans and gender expansive, Black, Indigenous and/or other people of color are encouraged to submit designs. For detailed design guidelines and contest eligibility, visit MontgomeryCountyPride.org.
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