Call for Art and Designs to Benefit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest!

DEADLINE: March 5, 2021

Awards, cash prizes, and winning designs printed on merchandise.

Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest (CSNW) in Cle Elum is the only home to chimpanzees in the state of Washington.  The sanctuary currently provides a loving and compassionate home for ten chimpanzees retired from biomedical research and is in the process of expanding their facilities to provide sanctuary to another group of six chimpanzees this year. Though not open to the public, they share the daily antics of the chimpanzees on their blog:

You can use your artistic skills by creating a design that highlights the unique personality of one of the chimpanzees at the sanctuary (Jamie is really into cowboy boots, Foxie loves dolls, and Burrito is a happy-go-lucky playful guy, for example) or create a more generalized design with a non-human primate theme.

Timeline for submission:
Deadline for submissions:  March 5, 2021
Public Voting:  March 8-14,2021
Winners Announced: March 15, 2021
Exhibit of all submitted artworks and winners at Gallery One: April 2- May 1


Design Award: One design will be selected by a committee of Central Washington University students in the Primate Behavior and Ecology program, sanctuary staff, and board members. The winner will receive a $200 stipend and their design will be printed on a limited edition run of swag to be sold to benefit CSNW.  The final winner must produce print ready files.

People’s Choice Award: Up to three designs will be awarded the People’s Choice Award determined by public online voting via the CSNW website  and will win a $25 honorarium. People’s Choice Award winners may be selected for print on stickers to be sold to benefit CSNW.

Art Specifications: Original artwork must be digitized and appropriate for screen printing, minimum 300 dpi at 8” x 10” (2400 x 3000 pixels), preferably, CMYK or Pantone spot color.
Submission File Format: JPEG only

Gallery Exhibition: Select entries will be printed as posters and displayed at Gallery One during the month of April.

To Enter: To submit work for consideration, submit up to 3 images to by March 5, 2021 with “YourName_CSNWsubmission” in the email.

Each submission must include in the body of the email:


For questions, contact: