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2021 Pumpkin Run- Shirt Design Contest

Welcome to the 2021 shirt design contest. We are so excited to see all of the submissions for this year. 


The winner of this contest will have their design concept featured on the 2021 Pumpkin Run T-Shirts and be recognized in the Nebraska Sports Council newsletter publication, on social media, and will receive prizes listed below.

Rules & Guidelines
  • Designs may be hand drawn concepts that will be converted digitally, OR digitally designed originals

  • Designs must include the words “Pumpkin Run”

  • Designs should NOT be Halloween themed

  • Designs SHOULD be themed for the fall season, running, pumpkins or all of the above

  • Designs must be for the front of the shirt only

  • Designs can contain up to 3-4 colors

  • DIGITAL DESIGNS: Must be in high resolution and be submitted as a .jpg, .png, .pdf, .ai, or .psd file

  • Be aware that any hand-drawn art will be digitally enhanced for shirt production


  • Contestants must be 14 years old or younger

  • There is no entry fee to submit a design

  • Only one design submission per contestant


  • 1st Place: Bike (Courtesy of Cycle Works), Pizza Party for your class (Courtesy of Valentino's), Pair of Running Shoes (Courtesy of Lincoln Running Company), Certificate for free Pumpkin Run Entry in 2022, Free Shirt

  • 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Place: Pair of Running Shoes (Courtesy of Lincoln Running Company), Certificate for free Pumpkin Run Entry in 2022, Free Shirt


Designs will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Originality

  • Visibility – Is it eye catching and visible from a distance?

  • Feasibility – Must be easy to reproduce

In addition to your artwork, please include a file with your first and last name, email address, phone number, and a description of your inspiration. Please include your name in your files (ex. LastName_FirstName.jpg). Please upload your design submission below through the

"Submit Here" button. Or, email

All submissions are due Sunday, August 29th, 2021 by 8 p.m.​
There will be no late submission acceptances. Failure to comply to all rules and guidelines or failure to meet our eligibility standards will result in a voided submission.

*By submitting an entry, the artist consents that it is his/her own original work and that he/she has all necessary rights and permissions to use any included elements. The t-shirt contest team reserves the right to make adjustments and alterations to the winning entry. The winning artist grants to the The Nebraska Sports Council the exclusive rights to the design, including any modifications thereof, to be used on promotional/marketing and other Nebraska Sports Council materials. The artist shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Nebraska Sports Council from and against any and all suits, actions, claims, damages, liabilities, judgments, losses and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of any violation of third party rights (including, without limitation, intellectual property infringement, misappropriation, dilution or violation) in connection with the Nebraska Sports Council’s use, distribution, publishing, sale or exploitation of the design. No submissions will be returned.

Questions? Submit any below!

If you need any clarification or more information on the 2021 Pumpkin Run shirt design contest, let us know and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you!

Thanks for submitting!
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