Calling all Indigenous Artists!

Join our contest to showcase your artistic talent and design a captivating circle artwork for t-shirts and buttons. Let your creativity shine and make an impact through your art.

We are seeking awe-inspiring artwork designs to feature on t-shirts and buttons. The circular form will serve as a canvas for your creativity to flourish.

We believe in the power of art to enact positive change. That's why all profits from the sale of these artistic creations will be donated to the charity of choice of the winning artist. This way, your artwork not only spreads awareness and appreciation for Indigenous culture in softball but also makes a tangible impact in supporting a cause close to your heart.

Whether you draw inspiration from ancestral traditions, contemporary issues, or personal experiences in softball, we invite you to weave your unique artistic vision into a captivating artwork.

Together, let's uplift Indigenous voices and celebrate cultural spirit. Enter now and leave an indelible mark through your art!

Contest Rules & Details:

  1. Eligibility:

    • The contest is open to Indigenous artists who identify with and belong to any Indigenous community in Canada.
    • Artists must be at least 18 years old or have obtained the necessary consent from a legal guardian to participate.
    • Artists must have the ability to create original artwork in a digital format.
  2. Theme and Artwork Specifications:

    • The artwork must be designed in the shape of a circle.
    • The theme of the artwork should reflect the artist's Indigenous heritage, culture, history, and softball.
    • Artwork submissions must be original and should not infringe upon any copyrights or trademarks.
    • The artwork should be suitable for printing on t-shirts and buttons.
    • Submissions should be in a high-resolution digital format (e.g., JPEG, PNG), with a minimum resolution of 300 DPI.
  3. Submission Process:

    • Artists may submit up to three (3) unique artwork designs for consideration.
    • Each submission must include a title and a brief description explaining the inspiration behind the artwork.
    • Submissions should be sent via the form below or via email to the designated contest email address by the specified deadline.
    • Late submissions or those that do not meet the specified requirements may be disqualified.
  4. Judging Criteria:

    • Artwork will be judged based on creativity, originality, relevance to the theme, and overall artistic quality.
    • The judging panel will consist of Softball Canada’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee, who will choose the top three designs that will then be voted on by the public.
    • The decision of the committee will be final and cannot be appealed.
  5. Intellectual Property and Usage Rights:

    • By participating in the contest, artists grant permission to the contest organizers (Softball Canada) to use their artwork for the purpose of promoting the contest, displaying the artwork on t-shirts, buttons, and other related merchandise, and publicizing the winners.
    • Artists retain ownership of their artwork and have the right to use it for personal promotion and non-commercial purposes.
    • Profits from the sale of t-shirts will be donated to the charity of choice of the winning artist.
  6. Winner Selection and Prizes:

    • Winners will be selected based on the judging criteria mentioned in Section 4.
    • The top three (3) artists will be announced as winners and their designs will be voted on via social media channels by the public.
    • The winning artwork will be featured on t-shirts for sale and buttons for promotion, with profits of t-shirt sales going to the charity of choice of the winning artist.
  7. Charity Selection:

    • The winning artist will have the opportunity to choose the charity to which the profits will be donated.
    • The chosen charity should align with the values and objectives of supporting Indigenous communities, cultures, or related causes.
  8. Contest Promotion and Timeline:

    • The contest will be promoted through various channels, including social media, websites, and relevant Indigenous community networks.
    • The contest timeline, including the submission period (June 1-June 18), finalists announced (June 21), public voting (June 21-25) and winner announcement (June 26).
  9. Compliance with Local Laws:

    • Participants are responsible for complying with any local laws or regulations applicable to them regarding the creation and submission of artwork.
  10. Modifications to the Rules:

    • The contest organizers reserve the right to modify or amend these rules, if necessary, provided that any significant changes will be communicated to the participants in a timely and transparent manner.