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UPR 60th Anniversary Mug Artwork Submission Information and Guidelines

UPR Mug competition

Submit Your Design for the UPR 60th Anniversary Mug!

Utah Public Radio is seeking submissions of artwork from our creative listeners for the station's first mug design contest. You make UPR possible and we want you to leave a lasting impression on UPR and our contributors with your winning design on a limited edition UPR coffee mug.
About the Competition
What does Utah Public Radio mean to you? What image do you see when you listen on your radio, in your car, or online? Your design should be an interpretation or appreciation of the station, its programming, and the station's home in Utah. We welcome all styles of artwork from cartoon to watercolor or photography. The winning design will be featured on our website and promoted on the air during our spring 2013 pledge drive. More than one entry per person will be accepted.

All Entries must be received by UPR by Monday, February 19, 2013 to be considered in the competition.

How to submit artwork
Please upload your submission to our Tumblr. Once you’re in Tumblr, be sure to click on the “Submit a Text Post” and scroll down to "Submit a Photo Post"  in order to access the Submit a Photo/File section.
Design Specifications:

The printing space is 8 and 3/4 inches wide by 3 and 7/8 inches high, and the entire design must fit into the printing area. The image should be in full color and able to wrap around an 11 oz. white ceramic coffee mug almost from handle to handle.

mug design specifications
The mug design must fit into this template.

  • The design must be provided in a digital format. We accept Adobe Illustrator (preferred), Photoshop, and JPEG and TIFF formats 300 dpi or higher. Hi-resolution vector art in CMYK is ideal. The artwork can be created in any medium you want, even a painting or quilt, but it will need to be scanned or photographed at a high resolution to be converted into a digital format and fit the same printing space given above.
  • To submit the design to our tumblr, save your design as an RGB file as well as in CMYK, and upload the RGB file to Tumblr. If your design is chosen, we will contact you for the CMYK for the final product.
  • A caption, "Designed for UPR by (your name) 2013" must be included. It can run along an edge of the artwork within the printing space, or be incorporated into the design.
  • The design must be created exclusively for Utah Public Radio. The artist gives Utah Public Radio the unlimited rights to reproduce and/or display the image on mugs, websites, and other promotional materials. The image will become the property of Utah Public Radio, and we will retain the artwork submitted for the station's permanent collection. The artist will not receive any payment, cash or otherwise, for the work.

Some examples of artwork are:

The initial voting committee will be comprised of UPR staff members, who will pick several designs from submitted entries. The top entries will then be voted on by visitors to UPR's Website and Facebook page, February 19-21, with a winner determined by February 21. 
Questions? Contact Bryan Earl at (435)797-3107.