Accepting Artist Submissions until March 1st

Draft submissions are open until March 1st.
Full vector art submissions from final 4 candidates due March 15th for voting.

step 1

Submit Sketches
  • For the initial stage, we'll review draft sketches. To spare designer time, we'll simply need a rough sketch of the concept and samples of other work they've done to understand their style.

step 2

Submit Vector Art
  • We'll select 4 candidates to submit fully rendered vector artwork. These designs will be used for voting. Each participant from this stage will earn prize money for their effort.

step 3

Voting Begins
  • Once the finalists have been chosen and the final artwork is ready, voting begins in March! Choose to share with friends and family to earn as many votes as possible.

step 4

Hello Winners!
  • After voting, we'll announce the top 2 candidates. All candidates will receive their prizes and 1st place will have their art featured online and on any SW117 Pride staff materials.

General Contest Info

  • Winning artwork will represent the Studio West 117 organization for the current year's Pride month on our staff and volunteer materials.
  • 18 years of age or older to enter*
  • Northeast Ohio residents or local college students are eligible to participate, including NEO residents currently out-of-state for college. Residents in Cleveland, Akron, Canton, and Youngstown metropolitan and surrounding areas.*
  • LGBTQ+ and ally community members are eligible to participate.
  • Prizes must be picked up in-person by candidate or another authorized individual.*
  • Optional: Like or follow us on Facebook to connect, tag, and share updates.
  • Final graphic must be vector artwork and include the phrase "Cleveland Pride" or "CLE Pride" with a smaller phrase for "Studio West 117" or "SW117" and the current Pride year. Must incorporate Progress Pride colors somehow. Credit will also be given to the artist with their name, website, or Instagram handle listed with their work in all scenarios and uses.
  • Studio West 117 employees or affiliates are not eligible to prevent biased candidate selection.
  • Finalists will be voted on by the public to determine ranking. Candidate entries will be numbered and nameless to prevent bias voting from the general public. Anyone with a valid email is eligible to vote.

*Valid form of ID and proof of residency may be required before winner announcement or prize pickup.

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Submit Your Artwork

Please fill out the form once you're ready to submit your artwork. Only one concept per candidate will be considered, but multiple sketches can be included. If you have any questions, please email pride@studiowest117.com.

Logo Contest Submission
I consider myself a member of the LGBTQ+ Community or an ally. I am a Northeast Ohio resident or local college student who is 18 years of age or older.
We appreciate your interest in our Pride logo contest! Eligible candidates need to meet the initial criteria in order to participate.

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Choose one of the following to include for review.
Portfolios need to show at least 3 samples of your work to be considered for review.
Maximum upload size: 5MB
May select up to 4 images. Pictures of sketches are acceptable.
Maximum upload size: 5MB
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2022 SW117 Pride Logo

$950 in Total Prize Money

First Place Winner:
$500 Visa Gift Card

Plus a SW117 gift bag & artist featured online. Artist credit will be listed with the graphic using their name, website, or Instagram handle.

Runner-Up:
$250 Visa Gift Card
Remaining 2 Candidates:
$100 Visa Gift Card Each
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