Submit your Lake Pepin design and you could see it replicated across all of LPLA’s 2020 member t-shirts next year! We switch our member swag designs every year and want the community to be part of the process moving forward. Submissions will be judged on overall aesthetic and how well they illustrate Lake Pepin’s iconic beauty and sedimentation problem (details below).

Submission deadline is December 1st, 2019.

ONE winner will be announced on December 13th, 2019 and will receive five member shirts, two tickets to our next Mud Picnic, and widespread digital recognition. If the selection committee choses a design for both sides of the shirt, both winners will be awarded the prize package.

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Eligibility: The contest is open to everybody.

Design Requirements:

  • Illustrate Lake Pepin’s iconic beauty and/or sedimentation problem

  • Your submission must be original artwork

  • Designs must be limited to no more than 3 colors

  • Graphics only, no words or letters

  • Must fit on an 8”x8” area

Possible themes/ideas: Lake Pepin’s bluffs, fish and wildlife, boat groundings, recreation and access, sediment accumulation, turbidity, disappearing lake, Foshay Tower, Pepie the Lake Monster, united communities, upstream mitigation, ect.

LPLA will add “Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance”, “LPLA”, and/or logo to final t-shirt design. LPLA reserves the right to change design colors for t-shirt or any other use. T-shirt color and location of the winning design (front or back) will decided by LPLA after the winner is selected.  


  • Email your design to

    • Use Subject: T-Shirt Design Submission

    • Include your name, address, and phone number

  • The following formats will be accepted: .psd, .ai, .jpeg, .eps or .pdf.

  • There is no limit to the number of entries per person

  • 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.

    Submission Deadline: December 1st, 2019 @ 5 PM


  • LPLA will select one (possibly two) winning designs based on how well it communicates Lake Pepin’s iconic beauty and/or sedimentation problem

  • ONE winning design will be used for either the front or back of the 2020 LPLA Member Shirts.

  • If the selection committee chooses two, it can select TWO winning designs—one for each side of the shirt.

  • Individuals with winning designs will be awarded a special prize package.

    Winner(s) Announced: December 13, 2019


The winner will receive the following:

  • Five free member shirts

  • Two free tickets to LPLA’s 2020 Mud Picnic

  • Recognition on our membership page and various promotions/events

 All participants will receive the following:

  • Recognition on our website & social media

  • Possible use of their design in future promotions

Disclaimer: All Entries become the property of the Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance (LPLA) when submitted and will not be returned to entrant. LPLA will add our organization’s name and logo to design and may change colors on final t-shirt proof. LPLA reserves the right to use all entry designs for any and all promotional materials.

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