Earn bragging rights and help raise money for future training events by participating in our annual NICAR Conference T-shirt contest.

All ideas celebrating data and data journalism are welcome, from a simple, classic design with #NICAR20 on it to bad SQL puns (SELECT * FROM tshirts WHERE tshirts.thisone = “Awesome”).

There are only a few guidelines:

  • It must be work appropriate.
  • There are no restrictions on colors, but keep in mind that the more detailed/multi-colored the graphic, the costlier it will be for NICAR to print the shirts.
  • It should include #NICAR20 to celebrate the 2020 data journalism conference.
  • By sending in the suggestion to NICAR, you don’t retain rights to the final T-shirt. (This does not include bragging rights, which the designer will maintain in perpetuity.)

We will accept entries up through Sunday, Jan. 19. Send official entries as JPG or PNG files to shirts@ire.org. Only submissions sent to that email will be entered in the contest.

Designs will be posted to the contest page as they are received. Starting Monday, Jan. 20, you’ll be able to vote for your favorite designs.

The designer of the winning T-shirt gets a free shirt and $50 in the IRE Store.

We look forward to your ideas and another great NICAR Conference, March 5-8 in New Orleans.