Calling All Artists

The Trails and Open Space Coalition (TOSC) is calling all Pikes Peak Region designers to enter to win the T-Shirt Design Contest for the 28th Starlight Spectacular! 

The theme of the 2024 event contest is 

“Creatures of the Night”

This event has become a tradition in the Colorado Springs area and we would love to showcase a local artist for our 2024 event. 

Artwork Submission Guidelines

All designs should be submitted to: with submission form available here and artwork submission following guidelines below.

Deadline: November 30, 2023

Artwork Requirements:

  • Digitally created artwork preferred.
  • To include the following:
  • Official TOSC Colors are: Orange – e56b2b , Green: 295242, and beige: e1d8c8 though the logos may be shifted to black or white if desired.
  • Maximum size is 10” wide x 12” tall and/or 20 MB.
  • Designs are limited to 6 colors or fewer
  • Please limit fading, half-tones, or gradients for screen printing purposes
  • The design must adhere to the theme of the 2024 event “Creatures of the Night” – could be nighttime wildlife, spooky themes, or anything you feel conveys “Creatures of the Night.”
  • Designs may not include any portrayal of an obscene, offensive, trademarked, or illegal nature.

Winner receives:

A $250 cash prize

Two (2) complimentary tickets to the Starlight Spectacular ($100 value)

Recognition on the TOSC website, our weekly eblast, and social media

Committee with choose the winner by December 15, 2023

Eligibility and Submission Guidelines:

  • There is no entry fee to submit a design
  • All entrants must be at least 18 years of age or have the consent of a parent or guardian. 
  • Only 2 (two) designs per person are allowed. Each entry must have its own submission form.
  • Please submit low-res image for consideration with file size no larger than 5MB in PNG, JPG, or PDF format
  • Name your files as: LastName-FirstName-DesignName
  • The three finalists will be required to provide their design in a high resolution (vector-based) format of either ai, eps, or vector PDF
  • The winning designer will be required to participate in marketing and design development
  • Send this signed form and your artwork in the format above to

Deadline to submit is Thursday, November 30, 2023 11:59 PM MST. All correctly prepared files must be submitted through the form linked below.

About the T-Shirt/Graphic

The winning design will be placed on the official 2024 Starlight Spectacular Commemorative T-Shirt and used in all marketing materials for the event.

How Winner is Selected:

Entries will be evaluated by TOSC’s internal panel of judges and will be reviewed for:

  • Concept and originality of design
  • Visibility from a reasonable distance
  • Ability to appeal to a broad audience of Starlight Spectacular participants
  • Successfully captures the energy of the Starlight Spectacular
  • Totality of design and production readiness


November 1, 2023 Contest announced

November 30, 2023 Design submissions accepted – no late submissions will be accepted

Submitted designs that follow the contest guidelines will be reviewed by the review committee and narrowed down to three finalists. Starlight Committee and TOSC staff votes on top three finalists designs to select a winning t-shirt design

December 15, 2023 Winning design announced. Winner will be contacted via email and announced on social media accounts.

By submitting to this design contest, you agree to the following:
Publicity and Agreement: Contest entry constitutes an agreement by the submitting designers to grant free license of all copyrights of the submitted works to The Trails and Open Space Coalition (TOSC), for publicity and promotional purposes. TOSC may share any design submissions received by November 30th, 2023 on social media at our discretion. If so, we will credit you and link to your website and/or social media handle. If, for some reason, the event is canceled, all rights will revert back to artist and 
Media Release: By submitting artwork, you agree that if your design wins, TOSC retains first printing rights and a free license, in perpetuity, to utilize the design on T-shirts and other promotional items, 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. Works created by Artificial Intelligence(AI) will not be considered. Contest entrants who are not selected as the winning designer(s) retain all rights to their artwork.

Ready to submit your artwork? CLICK  HERE for the submission form!

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