MOA Shop Emerging Indigenous Artist Contest


Museum of Anthropology at UBC


May 5, 2019

Call for Artists Description: 

Are you an emerging Indigenous artist, between 15 and 25 years old, with something to say? Submit an artwork that expresses your identity, and the MOA Shop will help share it with the world. The winning artwork will be printed on a t-shirt and sold and promoted exclusively through the MOA Shop for one year. The winner will receive a $250 prize, plus royalties.

The submission deadline is May 5, 2019. The contest is juried by Museum of Anthropology staff and the winner is announced in June 2019. We look forward to receiving your artwork!


  • Any individual 15 to 25 years of age who identifies as Indigenous, Aboriginal, First Nations, Inuit, or Métis. International submissions are welcome.


  • Submit artwork that visually expresses your story.

  • What do terms like Indigenous, Aboriginal, First Nations, Inuit, or Métis mean to you?

  • What symbols inspire your sense of personal identity and culture?

Rules + Guidelines

  • Artwork may be from the artist’s pre-existing work, and does not need to be expressly made for the purposes of this contest.

  • Artwork may use a maximum of two colours, and must be easily visible on a white or light-coloured background. Artists are encouraged to send completed works with the design’s intended colours.

  • Artwork must fit on the front of the t-shirt (no wrap-around, sleeve, or back designs).

  • Artwork must be submitted with file extension .ai, .eps, .pdf, .fxg, or .svg.

  • Two entries maximum per person.

  • Entries from artists who have submitted in previous years are welcomed.

Artists retain full copyright of any submitted entries. The winning artwork will be licensed by the MOA Shop for one year, and the artist is free to license or sell their winning artwork to other parties. Profits from the sale of t-shirts with the winning design goes towards MOA’s public programs, community engagement initiatives, and educational outreach.

The MOA Shop collaborates with the winning artist to provide production and technical support, as needed, and to tailor their artist biography and statement for promotional materials.

How to Apply: 

Email the following to

Full contest information can be found at

Please send all submissions and any questions to

Contact Name: MOA Shop
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (604) 822-4810


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