MOA Shop Emerging Indigenous Artist Contest
2020 Contest Details Are you an emerging Indigenous artist, between 15 and 25 years old, with a story...
2020 Contest Details

Are you an emerging Indigenous artist, between 15 and 25 years old, with a story to tell? Submit a design that expresses your identity, and the MOA Shop will help share it with the world. The winning artwork will be printed on a t-shirt and sold and promoted exclusively through the MOA Shop for one year. The winner will receive both a $250 prize and royalties from every sale.

The submission deadline is April 30th, 2020. The contest is juried by a selection of Museum of Anthropology staff and the winner is announced by June 2020. We look forward to receiving your artwork!

Please send all submissions and any questions to shoptshirt@moa.ubc.ca.

Eligibility

Any individual 15 to 25 years of age who identifies as Indigenous, Aboriginal, First Nations, Inuit, or Métis. International submissions are welcome.

Inspiration

  • Submit an artwork that visually expresses your story.
  • What do terms like Indigenous, Aboriginal, First Nations, Inuit, or Métis mean to you?
  • What symbols inspire your sense of personal identity and culture?

Rules + Guidelines

  • Artwork may be from the artist’s pre-existing work, and does not need to be expressly made for the purposes of this contest.
  • Artwork may use a maximum of two colours, and must be easily visible on a white or light-coloured background. Artists are encouraged to send completed works with the design’s intended colours.
  • Artwork must fit on the front of the t-shirt (no wrap-around, sleeve, or back designs).
  • Artwork must be submitted with file extension .ai, .eps, .pdf, .fxg, or .svg.
  • Two entries maximum per person.
  • Entries from artists who have submitted in previous years are welcomed.
  • Submission checklist:
    • Artwork submission(s)
    • Completed entry form found here.
    • Artist biography (approx. 250 words)

Details

Artists retain full copyright of any submitted entries. The winning artwork will be licensed by the MOA Shop for one year, and the artist is free to license or sell their winning artwork to other parties. Profits from the sale of t-shirts with the winning design goes towards MOA’s public programs, community engagement initiatives, and educational outreach.

The MOA Shop collaborates with the winning artist to provide production and technical support, as needed, and to tailor their artist biography and statement for promotional materials.