2019 T-Shirt Design Contest


Here’s your chance to use talents to stand up against intolerance and bigotry in today's toxic political climate. Participate in our 2nd San Jose JACL T-Shirt Design Contest!

Contest Rules:

  • Design should reflect a message consistent with the San Jose JACL’s mission, with an emphasis on the Japanese American community’s response to recent injustices, such as family separations at the border and/or hate crimes against racial and religious minorities.

  • Design may NOT reference any political candidate or party.

  • Maximum of 2 ink colors.

  • The hashtag #NeverAgainIsNow must appear somewhere in the design.

  • The words “San Jose JACL” must appear somewhere in the design. If you choose, you may use our logo instead: Click here for EPS version or high resolution JPG version.

  • T-Shirt color should be specified. Click here for color selection.

  • Design can be front-only, or both front and back.

  • Maximum print area: 15 in x 21 in

  • Digital entries only. High-resolution images (300dpi) or vector images preferred (EPS, AI, PDF). All fonts should be outlined. Hand-drawn designs should be scanned and submitted with a transparent or white background.

  • All designs must be original and should not include any third-party logos or copyrighted material. By entering the competition, you agree that your submission is your own work.

Submit your design by 11:59pm Pacific Time on Wednesday, September 18th.

Voting will be held in-person at the San Jose JACL booth at the San Jose J-Town Artwalk on Friday, September 21st. You can also vote online at our Facebook Page.

Deadline for voting is 11:59pm Pacific Time on Friday, September 27th.

Winning artist will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card and their winning design will be printed on t-shirts in October. We will have it for sale on our website, at the San Jose JACL office, and at upcoming events.

If you have any questions, please email sanjosejacl@sbcglobal.net or call (408) 295-1250.