Conference Contest

Advocacy Days T-shirt Contest

for self-advocates only

Download Contest Rules

Rules and Guidelines
1. This contest is open to all self-advocates from May 1 – June 30.
2. $10 fee must be paid at time of entry.
3. All designs must be original creations of the designer (must be a self-advocate), and incorporate all of the required design components outlined below. Submissions must not have been previously published and must not contain profanity, trademarks, other organization’s logos, or any copyrighted works of any other person or business.
4. Design(s) must be submitted in .pdf format, by June 30 to Designs may be original art created using self-advocate’s medium of choice, or be created in either Adobe (InDesign, Illustrator,
Photoshop), QuarkXPress, Canva, or CorelDRAW.4. Winning designer agrees to sign a waiver to allow The Arc of Florida the use of their design, free of charge, for any and all printing and promotional purposes
relating to Advocacy Days.
5. Contest winner must agree to submit a high-resolution vector art file within 7 days of notification and agree to work with The Arc of Florida’s printer if slight changes and/or modifications are necessary for production.
6. By submitting an entry, you are agreeing to all contest rules. If you have any questions, please email to

Required Design Components
The winning design will be placed on the front of the 2024 Advocacy Days t-shirt and conference program and printed materials. (Please note: all t-shirts will be colored and program will be white. T-shirt art will be adjusted for colored background.)
1. Theme: Design theme must incorporate a castle, Disney theme, and The Arc of Florida logo.
2. The Arc of Florida logo must be used in the design.
3. Colors: Designer can use any colors.
4. Design Software: Designs must be created in either Adobe (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), QuarkXPress, Canva, or CorelDRAW. (Designs created using t-shirt design websites like, Bonfire, CafePress, and Zazzle will NOT be accepted)

How Winner is Selected
Entries will be evaluated by a committee of judges and will be reviewed for:
• Concept and originality of design
• Visibility from a reasonable distance
• Adherence to design and submission rules and guidelines
• Totality of design and production readiness
Media Release: By submitting artwork, you agree that if your design wins, The Arc of Florida retains first printing rights and a free license, in perpetuity, to utilize the design on t-shirts and other promotional items, and marketing, fundraising, and public relations materials. You are guaranteeing that your design does not contain any copyrighted material, including images/copy found on the internet, unless clearly marked as published under a Creative Commons (cc) license. Contest entrants who are not selected as the winning designer(s) retain all rights to their artwork.