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The Greater Milwaukee community is invited to participate in the Bublr Bikes 2020 T-shirt Design Contest! Up to 5 designs, from eligible entries, will be chosen to participate in a community voting process. The winning design will be printed on shirts and sold as a fundraiser for Greater Milwaukee’s non-profit bikeshare system!

Participants are encouraged to create a design that represents what Bublr Bikes means to them and the Greater Milwaukee community.

Download the Bublr T-Shirt Design Contest flyer to hang in your community & share the event page on Facebook!


Each participant selected to participate in the public voting process will receive an Annual Membership to Bublr Bikes.

The winning designer will receive:

  • (4) Bublr Bikes T-shirts with the Winning Design
  • (2) Tickets to the 3rd Annual Bublr Bash on May 7, 2020
  • (1) Annual Membership to Bublr Bikes
  • Recognition on the Bublr Bash 2020 webpage, newsletter, social media, and at the Bublr Bash.
  • $100 Visa Gift card


Up to five (5) designs will be selected as Finalists. Finalists’ submissions will be on display & in-person voting will take place on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at Indeed Brewings’ “Indeed We Can” event where proceeds from the event will benefit Bublr Bikes. Indeed Brewing is an all-ages venue.
Public Voting will continue via Facebook through Friday, March 27. 2020.
Winner will be announced via Bublr Bikes social media on Wednesday, April 1. 2020.

Entries must be received by Friday, March 13, 2020.

Design requirements:

  • Maximum print area: 12”x16”
  • 1-3 colors will be used to print the winning design. Gradients and transparencies cannot be incorporated.
  • Must incorporate the unaltered Bublr logo mark. Download the file here: http://bit.ly/BBCMYKeps
  • Bublr Primary colors are:
    • Bublr Light Blue: Pantone 298; CMYK: 55/0/0/0
    • Dark Blue: Pantone 2370 CP; CMYK: 99/94/0/2
  • Design must be completely your own, with the exception of the Bublr logo mark. Entries that include elements copied from sources not created by you will be disqualified. Upon submitting a design, you will be asked to certify that your design is original work.
  • The shirt will be Dark Grey Heather – PMS 426C

Dark Grey Heather Pms 426c
Optional elements that may be incorporated into the design:

  • Theme A: Celebrating Greater Milwaukee’s Neighborhoods
  • Theme B: Connecting Milwaukee
  • Serving Milwaukee, Shorewood, Wauwatosa & West Allis
  • Grey: Pantone Cool Grey 11; CMYK: 0/0/0/68
  • Yellow: Pantone 113; CMYK: 0/7/66/0

File Requirements:

  • All designs should be produced at a high resolution of 600 dpi in CMYK at actual size (suitable for print). Acceptable file formats for online submission are PDF, EPS, JPG, and PNG.
  • Design must be completely your own, with the exception of the Bublr logo mark. Entries that include elements copied from sources not created by you will be disqualified. Upon submitting a design, you will be asked to certify that your design is original work.
  • Winning design must be submitted as a vector file by Friday, April 3, 2020. (AI, EPS or Vector PDF)

Submission Rules and Guidelines:

  1. All entries must be emailed by 5:00 pm Friday, March 13, 2020 to contest@bublrbikes.org.
  2. All entry emails should have the subject line “2020 T-shirt Design Contest + Designer(s) Name + Design Title.”
  3. Include your name, mailing address and telephone number. Collaborative entries should include a list of participating members noting the main contact for the group submission for communication from Bublr Bikes.

Collaborative entries should use the name of your local group when possible. No entry using the name of a company will be accepted. Recognition on BublrBikes.org and social media may include each contributing member of the group submitting a collaborative entry when feasible. Should a collaborative entry win, the submitting group will be awarded one (1) Grand Prize or one (1) Bublr Bikes Annual Membership. The winning group is responsible for determining how any prize will be shared within the group.

Please note: Entries become the property of Bublr Bikes. Bublr Bikes reserves the right to make adjustments to all entries, including colors of the design and the shirt.

How Winners are Selected:

  • There will be two rounds of voting:
    • Round 1: Bublr Bikes will select no more than 5 finalists.
      • Designs in Round 1 will be judged on the following criteria:
        • Concept, originality, and creativity
        • How well the design incorporates the essence of Greater Milwaukee, Bublr Bikes, and bikeshare.
        • Completeness of design and readiness for printing
        • Feasibility of reproduction
        • Adherence to design and submission rules and guidelines
    • Round 2: The finalists will be presented to the public on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at Indeed Brewing Company’s “Indeed We Can Event” where in-person voting will take place.  Online voting will take place on the Bublr Bikes Facebook page beginning on Thursday, March 19 and ending on Friday, March 27 at 3 pm.

How Finalists and Winner(s) will be Notified:

Finalists will be notified via email that their design has made it Round 2/ public voting. Please do not call regarding the selection process.

Winners will be notified by email on Monday, March 30, 2020.

2020 Bublr Bikes T-Shirt Design Contest Deadlines & Important Dates

  • Design submission window: Monday, February 10 – Friday, March 13, 2020
  • Bublr Selection of top three submissions: Monday, March 16, 2020
  • In-Person Voting at Indeed Brewing on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, for Bublr’s “Indeed We Can” Fundraiser
  • Public Voting via social media Thursday, March 19 – Friday, March 27, 2020*
  • Deadline for public voting on the top three finalists: 3:00 pm Friday, March 27, 2020
  • Winner selected: Monday, March 30, 2020
  • Winner Announced: Wed, April 1, 2020, via Bublr social media

*Bublr reserves the right to end the contest at any time. Bublr also reserves the right to make the final decision.

If you have any questions regarding contest rules, please email contest@bublrbikes.org.