‘Pride in the Plaza’ Organizers Seek Artists to Design Festival T-Shirt

The organizers of the upcoming “Pride in the Plaza” festival this summer are currently in search of designs for the 2024 event t-shirt.

Per the news release: Organizers of “Pride in the Plaza,” Montgomery County’s annual festival celebrating diverse LGBTQIA+ communities, is seeking creative designs to highlight the t-shirts for the event that will be held in June.  The designer of the winning entry will receive a $1,000 VISA gift card.

Pride in the Plaza will be held from noon-8 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, at Veterans Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring.

“This is a chance to use your artistic skills to help promote a great event in a creative way,” said County Executive Marc Elrich.  “Put your imagination to work and submit a design for the official event t-shirt.”

Design submissions are due by Wednesday, May 15.  A contest winner will be chosen by June 1. In addition to a $1,000 VISA gift card to the winning designer, the first 20 submitters will each receive $25 gift cards.

For more information about the contest and to submit a design, visit https://bitly.ws/3huqF.

Artists must be Montgomery County residents at the time of submission and be willing to be publicly recognized for their work. Submissions must adhere to the following rules to be considered for judgment:

  • Designs must contain the words “Montgomery County Pride in the Plaza 2024.”
  • Designs must feasibly fit onto the front of a t-shirt.
  • Designs may not contain trademarked or licensed images prohibited from public use.

Submissions will be judged by the committee based on the criteria outlined below.

  • Originality: Is it unique and original?
  • Artistry: Is it an eye-catching and beautiful piece of artwork?
  • Reproducibility: Is it simple enough to reproduce on a large number of t-shirts in a variety of colors?
  • Vision: Does the design creatively reflect Pride in the Plaza’s values of trans inclusion, accessibility and intersectionality?

For more information about the contest, contact Emily Brown at 240-773-1172 or [email protected].

More information about Pride in the Plaza is available at LiveInYourTruth.org. To learn more about services, including HIV and STI testing, visit DoItForYouMC.org.

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