Artists Wanted! Poster Design Contest for Coastal Cleanup Day

The NEC is inviting artists to submit up to THREE full color design sized to be reproduced within the space of a 12″ wide x 12″ tall poster (note: art does not need to be square).

The image should reflect the  2019 theme: “Local Marine Life and Ocean Plastics” and should NOT include any wording.

Bright colors and clear designs preferred.

For art on physical media, submit original art or high resolution reproduction (300dpi minimum)

For digital art, submitted design must be high resolution: 300dpi minimum or vector art.

Winner will have their work featured on our Coastal Cleanup Day flyers, t-shirts and EcoNews publication.

Winner will also have the chance to have a collection of their artwork displayed at the NEC booth at the North Country Fair.

The winning image will be reproduced on posters and t-shirts which will be printed and sold as limited editions in pre-sales and at Coastal Cleanup Day on September 21st.

Deadline for submissions is May 20th, 2019.

Each submission must be an original design that has not been reproduced previously. Please include a 50-word artist statement and photo with submission to be featured on our EcoNews publication if your design is selected.

Please submit artwork to or email for further instructions.

***The winning entry become the property of the NEC for reproduction and sharing purposes. The NEC assume no responsibility for late, lost, illegible, damaged, incorrect, postage due, incomplete or misdirected mail and/or email. By entering this contest, winners agree to the use of their name and likeness and artwork for advertising/publicity purposes without additional compensation where permitted by law. Entries will not be returned. The NEC reserves the right to re-crop, revise or alter artwork as needed to accommodate various communication vehicles. Winner will be required to submit a high-resolution PDF of the winning entry to the NEC for reproduction

The NEC in its sole discretion, reserves the right to refuse any entry, modify the contest once it is underway, or even after it closes, if unforeseen circumstances require it. If this happens, due care will be taken to follow the spirit of the rules and be as fair as possible to all entrants.