T-Shirt Contest

Northern Lights T-Shirt Contest

1st Prize:  $500 Gift Card
2nd Prize:  $300 Gift Card
3rd Prize:  $150 Gift Card

Welcome to the official site for the Northern Lights T-Shirt Contest!  Below is a complete list of the rules.  As we receive images, we will post them here.  You can vote for your favorite images beginning October 1st.  Good luck to all our artists!

Theme:  Local Outdoor Landmarks
Examples include the Yellowstone River, Spanish Peaks, House Rock, Bridger Ridge, etc.

Enter:  Submit entires September 1 - 30, 2010
Vote:  Vote for your favorite design October 1 - 15, 2010
Purchase:  T-Shirts available for purchase December 1st
Give:$5 from each purchase will go to a local non-profit

Submission Guidelines:
  • Please email all submissions and questions to:  contests@northernlightstrading.com 
  • Due by September 30, 2010 at midnight MST. 
  • All artwork must be submitted in digital vector format, at least 10”x10” at a resolution of 200 dpi or higher.
  • Please, only one submission per person.
  • Include your name and phone number with your submission.
Complete Contest Rules:  
  • Gift Cards are to Northern Lights Trading Company. No cash value. No returns for cash. 
  • Only one submission per person. All artwork submitted must be original, made by the artist and may not have been previously published in any format. 
  • Artwork must feature a local outdoor landmark and include the location information in the title. Examples of this would be the Yellowstone River, Spanish Peaks, House Rock, Bridger Ridge, etc. Artwork must be no more than 2 colors. Keep in mind, the image must be able to be easily duplicated onto a t-shirt. All artwork must be submitted in digital vector format, at least 10”x10” at a resolution of 200 dpi or higher. No gradients or shading. 
  • All submittals are due by September 30, 2010 by midnight. Winners will be announced October 22nd. 
  • We will print the winning art on the back of a limited number of t-shirts with the artist’s signature.The front of the t-shirt will feature the Northern Lights logo. Only the 1st place t-shirt design will be made into a t-shirt. 
  • Northern Lights reserves the right to modify all artwork to meet printing specifications and to add text or images wherever it deems necessary but will not drastically alter the artist’s work without the artist’s consent. Northern Lights will also retain the right to publish all entries and images for the purposes of promoting the contest and the sale of all t-shirts. 
  • $5 from the sale of all t-shirts will be donated to a local non-profit of Northern Lights’ choosing. 
  • Artwork will be judged by you and your friends via the poll to the right. Northern Lights reserves the right to reject any entries it believes do not fit the specifications contained within the contest rules.  
  • No purchase necessary. Contest is open to legal residents of the US only. All ages welcome. Employees of Northern Lights Trading Company, their spouses and family are not eligible to participate. 
  • Please email all submissions to contests@northernlightstrading.com. Please include name and phone number.


  1. Just a heads up for those who want to enter the contest: photos may not be submitted. You can modify a photo and submit this as vector art, following the guidelines above. But this is not a photo contest. We want to take your image and put it on a t-shirt. Keep this in mind when you plan your design. Thanks for your interest!

  2. Two colors? Aigh! Would personally prefer to be able to work with six, or at least four colors.

  3. Sorry man, we need to keep the design simple enough and the costs on screening down. It's going on a t-shirt and we intend to donate profits on this to a local non-profit. So keep that in mind when you create your design.

    Keep this in mind, too: you can use two screen colors, but anything left blank (white space) will take on the color of the shirt. What color are the shirts? We will likely base that on the winning design and whether it's male/female. There will likely be a couple colors. Hope that helps!

  4. If you haven't yet decided on a nonprofit to donate the proceeds to. I highly recommend the Bozeman Bike Kitchen.