Wrigleyville T-Shirt Design Contest

The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is hosting a t-shirt design contest for the Wrigleyville neighborhood! The contest is open to anyone in the local Lakeview and Wrigleyville neighborhoods. We are looking for the top 3 creative designs that showcase why Wrigleyville is the best neighborhood to live, shop, dine, play, and stay! The best part? Each entrant will receive a $20 Lakeview East gift card accepted at 200+ local businesses!


Contest Guidelines

Be as creative and original as you can with your design; however, you will be judged by the following categories:

  1. Appearance – visually appealing, good use of lines, shapes and colors

  2. Message – visual or textual message and impact

  3. Creativity – original work only; absolutely no trademarks, no branding, no logos, no copyrighted materials, no phone numbers, no websites, business addresses etc., and absolutely no copying of others work **This includes materials owned by the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field, including the marquee.** Creative common licensed materials are allowed to be included in the design, but must be a portion or part of the work, and not the full submission for entry. Creative commons license portions of your design must be thoroughly explained in writing, and we must be able to prove and trace back the clearly published license.

  4. Marketability – likelihood of the community to purchase the design on a t-shirt

  5. Completeness – the design must be ready for production and be absolutely complete; this includes submitting your design in the proper file format (see below)

  6. Format Designs should have a 300 dpi resolution for quality production. Acceptable files are high resolution jpg, TIFF, AI, PNG or EPS files. The design must not exceed 14”x17”. No back of shirt or wrap designs will be considered. Your file size submission cannot exceed 20MB.

Official Contest Rules

  • One winner will be announced. Winner will receive a local gift basket and $100 Lakeview East Gift Card.
  • Each individual entrant is eligible to receive only one (1) $20 Lakeview East gift card regardless of the number of submissions.
  • Start date for accepting submissions is 10/19/2020.

 Your design must have an accompanied statement explaining the motives behind your design, your inspiration, what design concepts and portions of the design are 100% originally yours, and what portions of the design are under the Creative Commons license, and where to verify that information. 

You must also include your:

  • Full name
  • Age
  • Phone number
  • Mailing address
  • If you are under 18, please be sure your parents/guardians will be able to sign a release form on your behalf upon winning.

All submissions should be emailed to info@lakevieweast.com including the aforementioned materials and information.


Judges will be appointed by the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and staff and will act as final judges for which designs will be chosen. 

Please note that the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to make final adjustments to the chosen winning designs before print and production. The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce also has the right to select any number of alternate winners and forfeit the previously chosen winner(s) as a result to one of the following:

  • Winner fails to respond within 7 business days of the notification process
  • The return of email, phone call, or all communication attempts are undeliverable
  • Winner fails to provide all design files
  • Winner fails to execute and return a release form
  • Winner does not meet all eligibility and requirements

 Additional questions should be emailed to info@lakevieweast.com.

Additional Rules

The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to conduct a background check of any and all records of the winner. The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce has the right to disqualify a winner due to misconduct, abuse, threats, or negativity. Winners can also be disqualified by engaging in language, actions, or other activities that strongly conflict with the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce, its sponsors, members, or other parties involved in the production of this campaign.

Publicity and Entrant Information. By participating in the Contest, entrants consent to the use of name, address, email address, postal code, telephone number, social media handle(s), comments and image, whether on videotape, photograph or any other means, for the administration of the Contest or any publicity carried out by the Sponsor, without further notice or compensation.

Ownership: By entering this contest, you give the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce exclusive rights to reproduce your design. The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce maintains the right to collect proceeds from the sale of any merchandise using the submitted design, without compensation due to contestants. Designs will be credited to the artists in all promotions relevant to the artwork. Upon official winning announcement you will clearly be recognized as the original artist and winner of the contest in both print and digital formats on both the website and social media outlets such as our Facebook and Instagram pages and any other public announcements the Lakeview East Chamber wishes to display the information.