Design Contest: 2018 Pearl Market Shopping Bag

Did you know Pearl Market will move to the Ohio Statehouse grounds next summer? Don’t worry, it’s just while the Rhodes State Office Tower gets a little face lift.

So, Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District (SID) thought a little contest might help get people ready for the move. They want a new design for each side of the 2018 Pearl Market shopping bag.

One side of the bag should feature Ohio farms or produce. The other should call out the Ohio Statehouse–Pearl Market’s temporary home.  Artists may enter artwork for one or both sides of the bag.

Artists must submit artwork to [email protected] no later than Nov. 24, 2017. Artwork must be submitted in a vector art file, which has dimensions of 11″h x 12″w.

Two winners will be chosen (one for artwork for the front, and one for the back). Each winner will receive $100 gift card, thanks to the Credit Union of Ohio and Heartland Bank. Capital Crossroads will also give each winner a $50 gift certificate to Pearl Market.

Guidelines & Judging Criteria:

Appropriate Content: Content should be appropriate for public use and should be unique and interesting to a wide audience of Pearl Market users.

Pearl Market Brand: The designs should reflect the Pearl Market, local farm products sold at the market and its move to the statehouse.

Overall Design: The layouts should communicate clearly the move to the Ohio Statehouse grounds or promote local farming or Ohio produce.

Judging: The artwork will be judged by the Pearl Market Manager, a Pearl Market farmer and representatives from the Credit Union of Ohio, Heartland Bank, the Franklin County Farm Bureau, and the Ohio Arts Council and/or GCAC.

General Conditions

Authorize Rights to Capital Crossroads and Pearl Market: By submitting your artwork, you grant Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District the right to use and display your design for marketing purposes.

Capital Crossroads SID Reserves the Sole Right to Determine Eligibility: Each entry will go through an approval process to determine if the artwork meets our criteria before the entry will be available for judging in its category.

Contest Entry Guidelines: All work must be released for individual usage. All entries must contain copyright-free art or art released for entrant’s and public use. No unauthorized use of any copyright images, text, or other material will be accepted.



Devin Trout is the media and marketing specialist for Franklin County Farm Bureau and designer for Edible Columbus. She is a Columbus Pittie Committee foster and active with the Central Ohio Young Ag Professionals.

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