The City of Bakersfield invites you to design a T-shirt that promotes the City’s new General Plan update. Details about the plan are available at 


The winner of the contest will win two free printed T-shirts and major bragging rights! All other top finalists will receive other promotional items.


  • Designs must be original artwork and submitted by or on behalf of the designer / artist and with the designer’s direct consent.
  • Must fit in an 8 inch by 8 inch square
  • Designs must be at least 300 dpi (2400 x 2400 pixels)
  • Design must be able to be printed on a neutral shirt. (i.e. white, ivory, black, gray, tan)
  • No more than five colors in your design.
  • Must include the text: BAKERSFIELD 2045 RISE
  • No profanity, violent imagery, etc.
  • Design must be submitted as a jpeg or png file.
  • No copyrighted material.
  • All ages & skill levels are welcome.
  • Applicants must live or work in the City of Bakersfield.


A team of three city employees will select T-shirt finalists based on the design’s printability, creativity, originality and fit with the General Plan update. The finalists will be posted on the City’s website where the general public will be able to vote for their favorite design.

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* 1. Name:

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* 2. Phone Number:

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* 3. Email:

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* 4. My connection to the City of Bakersfield:

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* 5. Submit My Design:

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