Flagship Brews T-Shirt Design Contest

We’re extending our contest into the fall due to COVID-19. We do not have new timelines figured out at this time, but please know that you will have at least the majority of the summer to come up with fun designs.

Design Contest Details

We’re looking for local Twin Ports artists (any experience level) to come up with original art that depicts each of our three Flagship brews: Nut Hatchet Brown Ale, Stoned Surf IPA, and Hank & Dabs Pale Ale, while also encompassing what it means to be a Northcoaster. The three winning designs (one for each beer) will be printed on t-shirts and other promotional products. The winning artists will each receive $400 and be invited to a CPB Artist Reception at the brewery in the fall of 2020, date TBD.

A bit about each beer:

Nut Hatchet Brown Ale – This award-winning brown ale has a body composed of sweet and toasty malts with notes of caramel, nuts, and toffee.

Stoned Surf IPA – Bitter and medium-bodied, this West Coast-style IPA features earthy and floral hop flavor, with a grapefruit & citrus finish.

Hank & Dabs Pale Ale – This award-winning pale ale strikes a balance between malty sweetness with medium bitterness along with a pronounced focus on its soft pine, floral and light citrus hop flavor and aroma all coming together to create a refreshing and revitalizing pale ale.

Northcoaster Definition:
A lifestyle born for the curious that embodies freedom of individuality, welcomes diversity, respects the wild outdoors, strives for sustainability, and hungers for craft food and award-winning beer.

Contest Eligibility, Guidelines and More

As a condition to being considered for the contest, you hereby represent and warrant that the following statements are true and correct and that you agree to the terms and conditions contained herein:


The contest is open to all anyone residing, working, or going to school in the Twin Ports of Duluth, MN, and Superior, WI. Participation in the promotion/contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these official rules.


Be prepared to upload your design in the following format: PSD (Photoshop), AI (Adobe Illustrator), jpeg, eps, or PDF.

CANAL PARK BREWING COMPANY reserves the right to use the winning designs for future marketing purposes.

No reproduced images will be accepted. Your submission must be original artwork. By submitting a design, you are guaranteeing that you hold rights to everything in it and that it does not contain any copyrighted material.

There is no limit to the number of entries per entrant during the entry period. All winning entries become the property of CANAL PARK BREWING COMPANY.

Once we have reviewed all entries, we will select the top 3 for each beer and put the designs online to be voted on by the public.

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.


Deadline for submission: Late Summer or early fall 2020, specific date TBD
You must complete the entire application. Entries will not be accepted if the entry form is incomplete.

Selection of top three submissions: Late Summer or early fall 2020, specific date TBD
The top three finalists for each beer will be notified that their design has made it to the next round of online voting. Please do not call regarding the selection process.

Deadline for public voting on the top three finalists: Late Summer or early fall 2020, specific date TBD

Criteria for Selecting the Winning Design

The winning design will be determined by the creativity of the design and how well it incorporates the idea of a Northcoaster and the character of each beer. A panel of judges will select the nine finalists to move forward in the competition.

CANAL PARK BREWING COMPANY reserves the right to pick one entry, more than one entry, or no entries as the winning entry for each beer.

CANAL PARK BREWING COMPANY reserves the right to terminate this contest at any time, effective on the date of issuing the termination notice, and is under no obligation to give notice prior to the date of termination.

You agree that if you submit an entry, you will sign an assignment and release form prepared by us acknowledging your acceptance and understanding of the complete contest rules including that the winning design is the property of CANAL PARK BREWING COMPANY.

This contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws.


Each winner will receive the following:

  • $400 per winning design
  • Recognition on the CANAL PARK BREWING COMPANY website, emails, and social media.
  • Invitation to CPB Artist Reception (date and time TBA).


The submission form must be filled out completely and truthfully. If you fail to complete the form, give any false information or fail to reveal any pertinent information, you may be disqualified from the competition.

All decisions are made by CANAL PARK BREWING COMPANY and are final.

If the winner cannot be contacted within two weeks of selection, the prize may be forfeited.

If you have questions regarding your submission, please contact CANAL PARK BREWING COMPANY at [email protected].

Ready to enter your design(s)?

Entry Form