Hey Artists — What’s Your Bag?

The City of Lowell has dilemma that only one of the hundreds of talented artists in our midst can solve (they are here anyway, might as well use them, right?).

So, here’s the deal: we have these snazzy 19″ by 12″ blue nylon grocery-style bags, made right here in Lowell by Unwrapped, that people love to carry around. However, they need to be jazzed up a bit.

The city is soliciting design submissions from artists and designers to help us make these bags super cool.

Oh — and did I mention there is a $1,000 prize?

Artists are being asked to submit a single color, white design, no larger than 10×10, 300 dpi.  Images will be screen printed on one side of the bag and the other side will feature the City’s positioning statement: Alive. Unique.  Inspiring.

The winner will be announced in January, selected by the City of Lowell marketing team: City Manager Bernie Lynch, Assistant City Manager Adam Baacke, Director of Economic Development Theresa Park, Economic Development Assistant Erin Findlen, Director of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Susan Halter and a special guest judge.

Submission Process |

  1. All submissions should be mailed to shalter@lowellma.gov.  E-mail should include the following information:
    1. Name, address (if you do not live in Lowell, please include your work address) and daytime phone number.
    2. A short paragraph about your design.
    3. Uploaded design in jpeg format, no larger than 300 dpi

Dates |
Submission Deadline: Dec. 7th, 5pm
Design Selection: January, 2013

The winning submission will receive a $1,000.00 prize. The City of Lowell retains unlimited use of the design. The City of Lowell reserves the right to award the prize, but not use any design. Individuals who do not live or work in Lowell are ineligible for this prize.  Any questions can be addressed to Susan Halter, shalter@lowellma.gov, 978-674-1480.

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