Sea Lion Shuffle Stay Away 5k T-shirt Design Contest

Criteria for Submission:

Your design should include the name of our event: Ocean Connections Sea Lion Shuffle. It can feature a single species of sea lion, or multiple species — you choose!

There is no limit to the number of entries per entrant during the entry period.

Entrants must be 18 years of age or older or, if younger than 18, have the permission of a parent or guardian to enter the contest. Ocean Connections staff are not eligible to enter.

Submissions must be your original artwork only.

Designs should be against a white or transparent background and can contain up to 4 colors. The color of the final t-shirt will be determined based on the winning design.

Dimensions of the design should be at least 10” x 10”.

If your submission needs to be reproduced to ensure the highest quality of printing, we will do our best to recreate the most accurate design.

How to Submit Your Design:

T-shirt designs must be received by 11:59PM CT on Friday March 26th, 2021.

Design entries should be sent via email to — please use “T-Shirt Design Contest” as your subject line. Designs should be in one of the following formats: JPEG, PSD, or PDF. Please send the highest-resolution files you can.

Once submitted, all designs become the property of Ocean Connections, and the entrant agrees to grant exclusive use to the Ocean Connections. Ocean Connections has exclusive rights to reproduce and use any and all entries into the t-shirt contest. Entries become the property of Ocean Connections and none will be returned or acknowledged except as provided herein.

The contest winner will receive a gift package or a private Aquatic Adventure. If you win, you will be notified via email, and it will be posted online on the Ocean Connections website, as well as its social media accounts.

Any questions should be sent to Brittany Waryjas:


March 15, 2021 – contest begins

March 26, 2021 – final day to submit art

March 27, 2021 – selection of top three submissions; online voting begins

March 30, 2021 – voting ends

March 31, 2021 – winner revealed