2020 Cambridge Folk Festival T-Shirt Competition

Monday 10 February 2020

Would-be designers, it’s time to get sketching! Following the huge success of last year's T-Shirt design, we are thrilled to open the competition again for another year.

We are calling anyone of any age with an artistic eye to create their very own T-Shirt design reflecting, promoting or celebrating Cambridge Folk Festival for its 2020 festival clothing collection. 

The competition opens on Monday 17 February and the deadline for entries is Friday 13 March.

The Prize

  • Two full Festival tickets for this year’s Cambridge Folk Festival (30 July – 2 August 2020) and one (two person tent) camping pass for Cherry Hinton Hall.
  • Runner-up will be given a pair of day tickets for this year’s Cambridge Folk Festival. Day dependent on ticket availability and will be agreed between runner-up and Festival.
  • Acknowledgement in the 2020 Festival Programme and on website.
  • One free T-Shirt with the winning design.

The Brief

  • The design must reflect, promote or celebrate the Cambridge Folk Festival and you can include any elements you like; the people, environment, music, performances etc.
  • Simple designs usually work best. You should consider the design’s suitability and relevance to the Festival and its audience.
  • The design should include no more than 5 colours.
  • The wording ‘Cambridge Folk Festival 2020’ must be included.
  • The design must be an image suitable to be placed on the front of a t-shirt, that best suits the design (no sleeve or back image please).
  • Designs must be original, and can be hand drawn or painted artwork, or electronically designed.

How to Enter

  • Entries may be made either electronically in jpeg or pdf format at a minimum resolution of 300 dpi, via e-mail to james.page@cambridgelive.org.uk via a disc OR original artwork submitted by post to, Cambridge Folk Festival T-shirt Competition, James Page, 3 Parson’s Court, Wheeler Street, Cambridge CB2 3QE
  • All artwork must be received by 10am Friday 13 March 2020.
  • Please complete, print off and send the competition entry form. Entries will not be considered unless this is completed.
  • If you wish your artwork to be returned, please enclose a self-addressed envelope with sufficient pre-paid postage.

Download the digital entry form HERE

Download the printable entry form HERE

Click HERE to view previous winning designs.   


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