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International Dark Sky Week T-Shirt Design Contest

2018 marks 30-years of night sky advocacy. This fight to protect the night couldn’t happen without YOU! Here’s another way to join the cause: design your own t-shirt and slogan, and enter your design into our International Dark Sky Week t-shirt design contest.

Here’s how it works:

Create a t-shirt design with a slogan. Your design should help bring awareness to International Dark Sky Week and IDA’s work to protect and restore night skies. (Here are a few of our past designs.) IDA will choose the top three designs and post them on our social media feeds. The dark sky digital community will choose the final winner!

E-mail your design as an .eps, .pdf, .jpg or .png file to [email protected] before February 23, 2018. Make sure to include:

  • Your name
  • A brief description of your design and why you think it’s a great way to spread the word about light pollution
  • The best way to reach you (so that we can contact you if you win!)
  • Your design in .eps, .pdf, .jpg or .png format


The top-three designs will receive prizes.

Third place:

  • IDA sticker pack & IDA traveler mug
  • Public recognition from IDA

Second place:

  • IDA traveler mug
  • Sunday Afternoons Stellar Beanie
  • Public recognition from IDA

First prize:

  • SKYGLOW book & signed poster
  • Free t-shirt with your design!
  • Public recognition from IDA, and the opportunity to spread the word about light pollution!

The fine print:

  • Deadline submission is February 23rd
  • Limit one submission per person
  • Design must be relevant to IDA’s mission and include a slogan for dark sky week
  • Don’t use IDA logo: standard logo will be incorporated into T-shirt
  • Submit only original designs: Design must not have been used before or contain copyrighted material
  • All design submissions become IDA property