T-Shirt Design Contest

The APCO 2024 Conference T-Shirt Design Contest is closed.
Voting opens May 13!

APCO is asking you to create our next conference shirt. Here’s what you’ll need to do:

Produce an original design that incorporates the host city Orlando and/or the state of Florida, and the spirit of APCO International and emergency communications. Designs will be voted on and the winner’s artwork will be printed on the back of the next APCO conference shirt in Orlando.

* Please do not use copyrighted, trademarked, intellectual property, to include but not limited to characters, titles, attractions, in your design.

Contest Rules

As a condition to being considered for the contest, you hereby represent and warrant that the following statements are true and correct and that you agree to the terms and conditions contained herein:

The contest is open to all, however, APCO staff is not eligible to participate. Participation in the promotion/contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these official rules.

Be prepared to upload your design in the following format: PSD (Photoshop), AI (Adobe Illustrator), JPG, EPS or PDF.

The winning design will be selected by APCO International and printed on the back of the official conference T-shirt. The color of the conference shirt this year is heather royal. Please make sure your design is compatible with this color.  You can use this color graphic to confirm your design’s compatibility. If you choose to submit your design on the background graphic, please make sure  it can be separated from the background later for printing.

APCO reserves the right to use all designs for future marketing purposes.

No reproduced images will be accepted.  Your submission must be original artwork.

Please do not use copyrighted, trademarked, intellectual property to include but not limited to characters, titles, attractions in your design.

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

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.


Deadline for submission:  May 6, 2024 (midnight ET) 
You must complete the entire application. Entries will not be accepted if application is incomplete or sent separately from the online form.

Selection of top three submissions: May 10, 2024
Top three finalists will be notified that their design has made it to the next round of online voting. Please do not call regarding the selection process.

Voting on top three finalist opens: May 13, 2024
Voting ends: May 23, 2024

Criteria for Selecting the Winning Design
The winning design will be determined by how well the artist incorporates the host city Orlando and/or the State of Florida and the spirit of APCO International and emergency communications.  A panel of judges will select the three finalists to move forward in the competition.

Selection of winner: May 24, 2024
Winner will be notified via phone call and email.

The winner will receive the following:

  • One conference shirt
  • One registration to either APCO 2024 in Orlando or APCO 2025 in Baltimore.
    Registration includes:

    • Entrance into all professional development tracks Sunday through Wednesday
    • Entrance into the exhibit hall Monday and Tuesday
    • Entrance into the APCO Block Party
    • Attendee bag (based on availability)
    • Attendee gift (based on availability)
  • Recognition on the APCO 2024 website, emails and social media.

The complimentary registration is non-transferable. If the selected winner is already registered for APCO 2024, the complimentary registration will then be deferred to APCO 2025.

The submission form must be filled out completely and truthfully. If you fail to complete the form, give any false information or fail to reveal any pertinent information, you may be disqualified from the competition.

All decisions are made by APCO International and are final.

If winner cannot be contacted within two weeks of selection, prize may be forfeited.

If you have questions regarding your submission, please contact the APCO Events Department at apcoevents@apcointl.org.