Call for Artists

Hey artists, we have new contest and we need your help.

Populus will be launching a limited run shirt this summer. We’d like to partner with a local artist on the design. The details are pretty simple: create a design for a shirt based on our theme. We’ll select one winner who will get a lot of cool stuff, including $2 from every shirt sold. We’re pretty excited about this one. Feel free to submit multiple design options and share this with your friends.

What you win

We’re giving over $750 worth of cash and prizes to the winner!

We’d love to support a local artist with cash and prizes. So, we came up with a package that we hope makes this worth your valuable skills.

  • You’ll get $250 cash from Populus
  • An additional $2 for every shirt sold
  • A free 6-month Virtual Membership
  • 5 shirts to give away (or keep)
  • Promotion of you on our social channels

Contest Details

Here are the details you need to know. If you have questions, please reach out to Cassie and she can get you the answers you need.


Design a shirt that inspires and unites Omaha.


All submissions must be received by close of business on June 1, 2020. We will make a selection and announce the winer on Friday, June 5th.


Please submit your design, along with an artist statement about the work, to Cassie via email. Every submission should include a clean, simple, image of the work. You may also include mockups if you would like, but this is not required. The only requirements are one image of the work and an artist’s statement about your vision for the piece. We will contact the winner to arrange production-ready artwork after the contest. It will be the responsibility of the artist to prepare a production-ready file, so you’ll want to be sure you get your design into Illustrator (or get help from someone who can).


This will be a one-color front only design. We suggest you consider a neutral shirt such as white, black, or grey. Designs with profanity, violence, or anything we deem offensive will not be considered. Populus will take ownership of the design from the winner. All other designs remain the property of the artist.

Submit by June 1 and you could win over $750 of cash and prizes.

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