Submit Your SeaFeast 2024 Design

Bellingham SeaFeast’s Design Contest sponsored by BP

Call for youth artists! This year we’re giving our youngest ocean lovers (ages 4-17) the opportunity to submit their artwork for our SeaFeast 2024 design contest featuring the theme From Sea to Me and what that means to you. Winning designs will be featured on this year’s t-shirt and poster, and all submitted art will be displayed during Bellingham SeaFeast on October 5 & 6, 2024 and on our website. This contest is supported by our partners BP, Launching Success, Marine Life Center, the Whatcom County Library System, Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County and Blue Skies for Children.

Design Guidelines

Using the theme From Sea to Me, create an original design illustrating what that means to you and your community. Any medium is welcome but keep in mind the design must be able to print on the front of a t-shirt and on our event poster. Up to three colors may be used. Digital designs may be submitted as a high resolution .jpg, .png, .pdf or .eps file.

Submission Info & Prizes

To enter, parents or guardians can upload a photo of the design page online on the submission form or original design pages can be turned in in-person at Launching Success, 1707 N State Street, Bellingham, or the Marine Life Center, 1801 Roeder Ave, Ste 100, Bellingham, by May 30, 2024. Only one submission per contestant. 

The top three submissions for each of the following age categories will be selected by Bellingham SeaFeast and contest partners and announced by Friday, June 28, 2024. 

•    Frys (ages 4-8)

•    Parrs (ages 9-12)

•    Smolts (ages 13-17)

A final round of online voting will take place for the top three of each age category with artwork and artist bios through July 31, 2024. Final winner will be announced on August 5, 2024. 

Top three finalists from each age category will receive a fun gift basket and the grand prize winner will get a Fun Day on the Bay and SeaFeast 2024 Weekend Package.

Important Dates

•    April 29-May 30 – Submit entries online or in-person at Launching Success or Marine Life Center.

•    June 28 – Top three entries from each age category will be announced.

•    July 8-31 – Online voting commences for top three entries for each age category.

•    August 5 – Contest winner is announced.

•    October 5- 6 – Join us at Bellingham SeaFeast to see the submissions and purchase a t-shirt with grand prize winning design.

Fine Print

By submitting an entry, the artist and parent or guardian consents that it is the artist’s own original work and that he/she has all necessary rights and permissions to use any included elements. The Bellingham SeaFeast team reserves the right to make adjustments and alterations to the winning entry. The winning artist grants to Bellingham SeaFeast the exclusive right to the design, including any modifications thereof, to be used on promotional/marketing and other Bellingham SeaFeast and partnering organizations materials. The artist shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless Bellingham SeaFeast from and against any and all suits, actions, claims, damages, liabilities, judgments, losses and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of any violation of third party rights (including, without limitation, intellectual property infringement, misappropriation, dilution or violation) in connection with Bellingham SeaFeast’s use, distribution, publishing, sale or exploitation of the design. No submissions will be returned.

Designs will be judged on the following criteria:

•    Originality

•    Visibility – Is it eye catching and visible from a distance?

•    Does it coincide with the mission of Bellingham SeaFeast?

•    Feasibility – Must be easy to reproduce.

By submitting a design, you are agreeing to all contest rules and guidelines. If you have any questions, please email

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