Scarborough Arts announces the Scarborough Design Competition 2017

Posted on April 19th, by scararts in Featured, Recent News. 2 comments

Scarborough Design Competition

Scarborough Arts invites you to submit an iconic Scarborough design for the Scarborough Design Competition!

Scarborough is a truly unique part of the GTA. It has countless reputations, nicknames, and icons. We want to highlight all that Scarborough is and proudly represent this vibrant part of the city. 

So, we are reaching out to you to capture the essence of Scarborough! The Scarborough Design Competition seeks to encourage your creativity and participation around the community. The winning applicant will receive a $500 prize and the design will be used on future Scarborough Arts merchandise. The two runners up will receive a $200 prize and also have their designs featured on Scarborough Arts’ new merchandise and marketing materials. There is no entry free for this competition. 

The contest officially opens on May 1 and closes on July 1 at 11:59 PM EST.

Design Brief
We are looking for a design that says/represents Scarborough! It does not have to include the word “Scarborough,” but it also can! Text elements are not required but are an option, as are designs independent of text. We ask that you think on your personal experience in addition to the known and recognizable characteristics and landmarks of Scarborough.

You can take inspiration from: 

– The Bluffs
– Scarborough musicians 
– Scarberia
– Scarbs
– Scar-borough
– The Rouge
– The LRT
– Toronto Zoo

Contest Rules and Guidelines

All are welcome to participate in the competition regardless of age and location. You are allowed up to five (5) submissions per applicant. By entering the contest you agree to the Terms and Conditions outlined below. All designs that meet the eligibility criteria will be presented for open public voting. The artwork receiving the highest score from the votes will be declared the winner. The winning design, plus two (2) runners-up, will be publicly announced in July 2017. Designs that have been previously printed and available to the public are not eligible for this competition.

Terms and Conditions
By submitting an entry, the entrant agrees that Scarborough Arts will become the rightful owner of the design submitted. The credit will however retain that of the entrant. All submitted designs and source images must be the original work of the person submitting the application. No third-party artwork or images, including clip art or graphics obtained from the internet, may be used. Artwork that has been previously published or exhibited shall not be permitted. By submitting an entry, the entrant warrants and represents that the designs do not infringe the intellectual property rights of others.

Participation in this contest constitutes the entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. Participation in this contest constitutes the winner’s consent to the use and disclosure by the Scarborough Arts of his or her name and photo.

All logos/designs must be submitted online by Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST.

How to Participate

– Fill out the Application Form HERE.
– Submit your designs (up to 5 entries per person) in high-resolution jpeg or png format via Dropbox HERE. Please be prepared to provide us with high-resolution pdf, tiff, and/or psd files if required. 
All submissions must use the appropriate file name format: EntrantName_FileName_#ofEntry (e.g. JaneSmith_ScarbDesign_01, JaneSmith_ScarbDesign_02, etc.). This allows us to correctly identify your submissions. 
– Due to the volume of submissions, only individuals whose designs are selected for open public voting will be contacted. 

For questions or for more information, please contact or 416-698-7322. 


2 responses to “Scarborough Arts announces the Scarborough Design Competition 2017”

  1. claudine guerlin says:

    I entered the competition but it doesn’t say when the winner will be announced

    • scararts says:

      Hi there,

      We have reached out to all the people who submitted to the Scarborough Design Competition. If you haven’t received a response from us, please email us at or call 416-698-7322.



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