2025 Iditarod Design Art Contest


2025 Iditarod Art Contest

Monday, June 10, 2024 – Wednesday, July 31, 2024


The Iditarod is happy to announce its 2nd Annual Iditarod Art Contest which will be taking place from Monday, June 10 through Wednesday, July 31, 2024.  We encourage artists from around the world to submit their entries for the 2025 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race®. 

The winning design will be featured on all kinds of promotional merchandise to commemorate Iditarod 53.  While we already have the Official 2025 design in the works (after all, it will be the 100 year Anniversary of the The Serum Run), we are looking for more designs from our talented Iditarod Nation to add to the 2025 collection.  We had so many incredible designs last year, making it so hard to narrow it down to just one design, however we are excited to broaden the scope of entries by opening this to all artists within Iditarod Nation, not just Alaskans.

Celebrate the culture of the sled dog, the Iditarod Trail and The Last Great Race on Earth® and submit your design today!   



The rules and guidelines for this contest are as follows:


  • The Work Must Be Original: You must be the creator of the art that you submit to the competition. Your art must be your own original concept and not a copy of anyone else’s copyrighted material (if your image infringes upon another’s copyright it will be disqualified.) Upon submitting your work to this competition, you are solely responsible for any infringement on copyrighted materials.

  • 1 (one) entry per participant.

  • This art contest is open to any artist who works in our accepted mediums, which are both digital and physical medium

  •  Typeset:  Submitted artwork is to display the main art focus/design, no type.  The Iditarod Trail Committee reserves the right to include some/all of the following text to the winning design: 2025, Iditarod, Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race®, The Last Great Race® The Last Great Race on Earth®.    Contest winner agrees to the Iditarod’s copyright and/or trademark symbols being added to the artwork in compliance with guidelines.

  • Copyright & Non-exclusive Permissions: By entering this art competition, you are granting us a non-exclusive perpetual license to reproduce images of your artwork on our website, in our print media, newsletters, exhibits, website, print collateral, display images, and/or any additional event promotional materials, in the marketing of future art competitions to the general public. Each entry may be featured for historical / archival purposes.  Indefinite permission is not limited to approved Iditarod partners use of the design for all/any of the aforementioned purposes.  The Iditarod Trail Committee also owns exclusive rights to use any submitted artworks for promotional products, in which the artist will be considered a winner of the contest and receive the below prizes as listed.

  • Printed Materials & Promotional Products:  I understand that this artwork may be going on a multitude of promotional products, many of which have different printing guidelines and processes.  While some items may offer a full color process, others may only offer a 1 or 2 color process.   All entries acknowledge that if their artwork is selected, alternate versions may need to be made for specific printable items.

  • Original Work: We reserve the right to request proof that your entry is your original artwork created solely by you. Non-compliance to this rule will be a disqualification of your entry.

  • Acceptable File Formats:  Artwork must be sent in high resolution format:  TIF, PDF or JPG at 300dpi at the final print size.  If your art is selected and was created digitally, we will require the design in its original format with layers in tack.

  • Submission Deadlines: Artwork may be submitted up until midnight Pacific time on the last day of the submission schedule posted. No artworks will be accepted past the posted deadline.  The submission period will start on Monday, June 10 through Wednesday, July 31, 2024.

  • Contest Winner:    Contest winner agrees to forfeit the rights to reproduce images of the selected artwork in print media, newsletters, exhibits, print collateral, display images, and/or any additional event promotional products and promotional materials.

    The winner of the 2025 Iditarod Art Contest will have the opportunity to add their signature or name credit in the artwork at the ITC’s discretion of size/placement. 

  • The winner of the 2025 Iditarod Art Contest will receive: 
    • One (1) of each item their artwork is produced on for the 2025 race (ex.  hat, shirt, sticker, pin, DVD, etc.)
    • Artist to be featured in an Iditarod Newsletter and on social media
    • Two (2) VIP passes for the Ceremonial Start & Restart
  • How is the winner determined?
    • If more than 10 entries are submitted, we will put a poll out to the public to pick the Top 10 finalists for the art contest.  Once the Top 10 finalists have been determined, those entries will go in front of the Iditarod Art Contest Committee to determine the winning design.
      • In this case, voting will start on Monday, August 5, 2024 and announced via email and Iditarod’s social media outlets throughout the voting period, which will end on Friday, August 16, 2024. The winner of the contest will be notified by Wednesday, August 21, 2024.
    • If less than 10 entries are submitted, the public vote will be voided and all entries will go directly to the Iditarod Art Contest Committee to determine the winning design of the 2024 contest.
      • In this case, the winner of the contest will still be notified by Wednesday, August 21, 2024.


Questions?   Contact pr@iditarod.com