Chapter T-Shirt Contest

Chapter T-Shirt Contest

Calling all designers and artists, the WA Chapter T-Shirt Design Contest is now open!

In the same vein as Intl APCO, the Washington State Chapter of APCO-NENA is asking our members to bust out their creativity and design a Chapter T-Shirt.

Produce an original design that incorporates the state of Washington, the Chapter, and the spirit of 911 telecommunications. Designs will be voted on and the winner’s artwork will be printed on chapter t-shirts. The shirts will be available for purchase in time for our 2022 Public Safety Communications Conference.

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. Participation in the promotion/contest constitutes the entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these official rules.

Be prepared to upload your design in the following format: JPG, EPS or PDF.

The winning design will be selected by Chapter Leadership and printed on a T-shirt. The shirt color is selected at the time of purchase.

WA APCO NENA 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, and 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 31, 2022 (5 pm Pacific) 
You must complete the entire application. Entries will not be accepted if the application is incomplete or sent separately from the online form.

Selection of top three submissions: June 1, 2022
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 the top three finalists opens: June 2, 2022
Voting ends: June 23, 2022

Criteria for Selecting the Winning Design
The winning design will be determined by how well the artist incorporates the State of Washington, the Chapter, and the spirit of 911 Telecommunicators.  Chapter Leadership will select the three finalists to move forward in the competition.

Notification of winner: June 24, 2022
The winner will be notified via phone call and email.

The winner will receive the following:

  • One T-shirt
  • One registration to either 2022 or 2023 Public Safety Communications Conference in Tri-Cities, WA.
    Registration includes:
    • Conference registrations with all attendee benefits (2022 dates October 4, 2022 – October 7, 2022, 2023 dates TBD)
    • Ticket for the Chapter Dinner and Entertainment (Tuesday, October 4, 2022, date TBD for 2023)
  • Recognition on the APCO 2022 website, emails and social media.

The complimentary registration is non-transferable. If the selected winner is already registered for the 2022 Public Safety Communications Conference, the complimentary registration will be deferred to 2023.

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 Chapter Leadership and are final.

If the winner cannot be contacted within one month of selection, the prize may be forfeited.