T-Shirt Design Contest

Announcing the Downtown Sioux Falls T-Shirt Design Contest!

Sioux Falls is filled with creative people, and DTSF wants to encourage and promote that creativity! We’re launching a design contest that conveys how amazing and unique our downtown culture is. We want you to capture that essence and translate the local vibe into your design. We love our downtown landmarks and encourage you to incorporate them into your concept. The winning artwork will be showcased on merchandise that will be sold at dtsf.com, the DTSF office, DTSF events, and some downtown stores.


  • Graphic focused, not text intensive
  • The DTSF logo will be included in the final product, but need not be incorporated into your design
  • All designs submitted should be appropriate for use on hats, bags and t-shirts
  • The design must be your own original, unpublished work and must not include any third-party logos or copyrighted material
  • Artwork must be created in a vector format
  • Your design is for the front of the shirt
  • Design may use a maximum of two colors
  • There is no limit to the number of times you enter a design
  • Artwork should be appropriate in nature for all audiences

The deadline for submission: April 28, 2017
Selection of top submissions: May 1, 2017
Public votes for their favorite design: May 2-7, 2017
All entrants will be notified by email as to whether or not they were selected as a finalist.

Criteria for Selecting the Top Designs:

  1. Whimsical imagery
  2. Evokes pride in downtown Sioux Falls
  3. Highlights the character and uniqueness of downtown

Selection of Winner: May 16, 2017

Top submissions will receive the following:

  • T-shirt and hat
  • $25 gift card

The winner will receive the following:

  • T-shirt and hat
  • $25 gift card
  • $100 Duluth Trading gift card
  • $100 cash

Simply create your design and submit it to Gina@dtsf.com by April 28, 2017. Submissions must include artists name, email address and phone number.

* If your design is selected, we reserve the right to use your design in any manner, including but not limited to: reproducing the design, selling items bearing the design, and changing or reworking the design.