Working with the K’ómoks Nation towards Q’waq’wala7owkw on their unceded territory.

Working with the K’ómoks Nation towards Q’waq’wala7owkw on their unceded territory.

Art Competition

Attention all artists and designers! We are excited to announce our upcoming art competition, where the winner will have their artwork printed on our fundraising merchandise and help support environmental work in the Comox Valley.

We are inviting submissions in either digital or paper form, with the only requirement being that the design fits with our brand. We encourage submissions to incorporate our brand colors, and/or the newt from our logo, into the design.

This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your creative talents and have your artwork seen by a wide audience. The winner will receive public recognition for their work, as well as the opportunity to see their design printed on our merchandise.

We are looking for designs that capture the essence of our brand and our values, so let your imagination run wild! Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a budding artist, we welcome all submissions.

Designs will be judged by Project Watershed staff as well as members of our community and there will be a Keeping It Living Award prize of $150 and a People’s Choice Award of $50.

Don’t miss out on this chance to have your artwork featured on our merchandise. Submit your entry today and show us what you’ve got!

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Laura at

Deadline: June 12, 2023

Technical Parameters

We welcome both digital and traditional (painting, pencil etc.) mediums of art. Below are the parameters for both.

Note: when submitting your art to the form at the bottom of the page, the file must not be larger than 6MB. If your submission is larger than 6MB, please submit a compressed version. If you are chosen as a winner, we will request the large, full resolution file.


File format: Save your digital art in a high-quality, uncompressed file format such as PNG, or PDF.

File size: The file size should be at least 150 DPI (dots per inch) though 300 DPI is preferred.

Colour profile: CMYK


Paper size: Your submission should be 8 x 10 inches at a minimum.

When submitting, please take a photo of your art for the submission form at the bottom of the page. If you are selected as the winner, we will scan and digitize your art so that it can be printed on our merchandise.

Submission files must be 6MB or less. If your image is larger, please compress for submission. If you are selected as the winner, we will request the full-size/full-resolution version for printing on our merchandise.

Creative Direction

We would like submissions to be representative of Project Watershed’s values and beliefs. Below are some words and phrases to help with this process:

        • Nature
        • Uplifting/Hopeful
        • Restoration
        • Science
        • Stewardship
        • Keeping It Living
        • Comox Valley

Looking for printers

We are hoping to work with a local individual or small business that could print the design onto items such as T-shirts, tote bags, and mugs at a reasonable cost.

If you have the capacity to offer this service and would like to work with us, please contact Laura at

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