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Autism Speaks is currently accepting entries for our 2014 Walk Now for Autism Speaks commemorative artwork contest. Winning concept artwork will be used on Walk Now for Autism Speaks participant T-shirts and select promotional and recognition items to convey the energy, purpose, and passion of Walk Now for Autism Speaks and the more than 400,000 people who join us to bring awareness, compassion and research around North America.


Below are the guidelines and criteria for entering the contest. 


  • Any Autism Speaks staff or vendor, active volunteer, Walk participant  or individual on the spectrum may submit artwork for consideration.
  • Submissions are due by January 31, 2014 to
  • Design Objective: Use the words Research, Awareness, Compassion to convey the energy, purpose, and passion of the Autism Speaks’ Walk Now for Autism Speaks event.  These words should form the central design element and be the focal point of the T-shirt art.
  • Any individual may submit up to three concepts.
  • There are no restrictions regarding the typeface used, hand-lettering, or capitalization.
  • The design should include the Walk Now for Autism Speaks logo in full unaltered form.
  • The design should include the year: 2014.
  • Other minor elements may be included, but they should be secondary compared to Research. Awareness. Compassion.
  • Branding: A full-color Walk Now For Autism Speaks logo should be used. Download the Walk Now for Autism Speaks logos here. You do not have to use the Autism Speaks puzzle piece, as this logo will be used elswhere on the T-shirt.


So what are you waiting for? Your idea could be the next big thing to motivate and inspire our community.


Important note: All T-shirt designs and digital files submitted should adhere to the guidelines indicated in this document. Unfortunately, design work that does not meet these criteria cannot be considered for voting around North America.


When and Where Should Files be Submitted? 

  • Entries must be received by 5 p.m. EST on January 31, 2014. 
  • Send entires via email to:
  • Be sure to include your name, phone number, and email address with your entry.