2019 Pride Theme Logo Contest

Looking Back, Loving Forward

Contest Details

Submission Deadline
Monday, March 25, 2019 by 5pm

Winner Announcement
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 the
Boston Pride Spring Open House
12 Channel Center Suite 503, Boston, MA


Send logo submissions to:
Perri Mertens

Boston Pride announced today a contest for the best logo design for the 2019 Pride theme “Looking Back, Loving Forward.” The theme represents the recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and is meant to encourage the community to reflect back on the many challenges and incredible victories of the LGBTQ+ community in that time. The contest is open to the public and the winner will receive a $500 prize for their design.

“We call upon all artists and designers to help us craft a logo for the theme ‘Looking Back, Loving Forward’ that acknowledges the people and Pride groups who have come before us who have helped us strengthen our community,” said Linda DeMarco, President of Boston Pride. “It’s important to have a strong image to match the words of our theme that says the fight for our rights must continue as well as fighting for our ability to love ourselves and each other freely without fear of hate or persecution.”

The winner will be chosen by community leaders in collaboration with members of the Boston Pride Board and announced on April 9th at the Boston Pride Spring Open House at 6:30pm at the Pride Office, 12 Channel Center Suite 503, Boston, MA.

Theme logo contest submissions should be sent to Perri Mertens at pmertens@bostonpride.org with

“Boston Pride Logo Contest [your name]” by 5PM on Monday, March 25, 2019.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Logo (s) must include the theme name
  • Send .pngs and .eps files of logo (s) on transparent background, the source files for the design, the color codes, names of the fonts used and also include the files for the fonts if they were paid for. All fonts used should be outlined or embedded into the artwork.

Include with your submission:

  • Full name
  • Pronouns
  • Email
  • Phone number
  • A photo of you and 3-5 sentence artist bio

The winner will be required to sign a copyright permission form that allows Boston Pride to have non- exclusive rights to use the image and in other print or digital media at its discretion. The owner will retain copyright of the image for any other purposes. Boston Pride will delete the images that are not selected from its files, and all rights for their use will remain with their owners.