TCSW 2022 Design Contest

Submit Your Design by June 15

It's time to flex your artistic skills! We're looking for a talented Minnesota artist to help design the featured logo for TCSW 2022.

Read through the FAQs below for more information about the contest, and then submit your design!

Happy designing!

Who should submit a design?
If you are an amateur artist or graphic designer or an art or graphic design student, we'd love to see your design. 
What are the design specs?


  • We're looking for a design that embodies the Minneapolis/St. Paul startup community
  • Please include the Twin Cities Startup Week lockup in the design
  • Past designers have incorporated famous landmarks of the cities into their designs, but the sky is the limit
  • Show us your creativity!

Brand Guidelines:

Designs should adhere to the TCSW brand guidelines. Download them here.


Please submit a PNG or JPEG for your initial design. If your design is chosen as the winner, we will need access to the raw, vector-based design files (Adobe Illustrator), so please preserve them during your design process.

What will the winning design be used for?
The winning TCSW 2022 design will be used on official t-shirts and hoodies, digital signage, and be featured in a custom animation created by our friends at Grey Duck Creative.
How will the winning design be chosen?
  • When Submissions Close: All submissions will be reviewed internally by the TCSW team to ensure they're a fit for the event.
  • June 16-30: Designs that pass the initial review will be featured during the public voting period.
  • July 6: The TCSW team will choose the winning design and two runners up from the three designs that receive the most public votes.
What will the winner receive?
The winning designer will receive a $500 cash prize and promotion on TCSW social channels and digital signage.