Rep Your City Design Contest

Enter the Rep Your City Design Contest today | RICtoday

Calling all creatives. We’re launching our Rep Your City Design Contest, where creative minds (amateur or professional) can submit designs to be featured on products in The RICtoday Shop — our online shop, home to merch featuring local landmarks + city slogans — and get paid up to $1,500.

The goal? To work with + support creatives, share cool designs, and celebrate our city.

Participants are encouraged to submit their local-focused graphics, illustrations, or paintings that can be digitized and placed on shirts, mugs, prints, bags + more.

Designs we’re looking for:

  • City icons (think: recognizable skylines, landscapes, buildings + landmarks)
  • Local celebrities
  • Key city events
  • History
  • Food + drink 
  • Well-known companies
  • See what designs we currently have in our shop

How it works: 

  • Creatives can start submitting designs anytime beginning today.
  • This is an ongoing contest through 2021, with multiple winners, and unlimited chances to submit designs. 
  • Our team will choose the winning designs to get paid for their works + be featured on our products. 

What you get if your design is selected:

  • You’ll make up to $1,500. We’ll buy the rights to use + reproduce your design for $500, and at the end of each year we’ll send you $1 per unit sold, up to a combined total of $1,500.
  • You’ll be featured in our store’s “Meet the Artists” page with your bio, website + social media. 
  • Your design will be featured in our newsletters, social media + promotional materials.

How to enter: 

  • Submit your design through the form below (files accepted include JPG + PNG; max size 500MB).
  • Applicants can submit as many designs as they’d like.

If your design is selected, you must be able to provide the design in the following specs:

  • JPG or PNG file type
  • Print file resolution of 300 DPI
  • Color profile saved in sRGB
  • More info about preparing a print file here

We can’t wait to see your designs, Richmond. Know a designer, artist, or someone who’s just crazy creative? Share this with them.