Announcing the Fifty Screenprint Showdown Design Contest Finalists

First off, thank you to everyone who submitted a design to the Screenprint Showdown Design Contest. We were overwhelmed by how many high-quality we received and how supremely moving the submissions were. We loved how people dug deep for inspiration and expressed their San Jose experiences with skill and grace. 

Next, we would like to congratulate the fifty Screenprint Showdown Design Finalists listed below!


The Screenprint Showdown Design Contest Finalists

Listed in alphabetical order according to the entrant's last name. If you're wondering where the designs are, you'll have to attend Screenprint Showdown this Saturday to view them!

"SJ Loves Technology" by Darius B'Alexander

"Where I'm From..." by Nelson Barneond

"The Hub" by Andrew Beach

"San Jose Papel Picado" by Ruben Bravo

"OG" by Chris Chance

"OWL"  by Chris Chance

"SJ SHARK" by Chris Chance

"SJ TIL I DIE" by Chris Chance

"Excitement and Nostalgia" by Mei-Mei Chang

"San Jose Capital of Silicon Valley" by Ricardo Cortez

"San Jose: Valley of the Hearts Delight" by Ricardo Cortez

"On The Move 1970" by Robert Crockerham

"My Culture, My City" by Alejandra  De La Vega

"The Land of the Ohlone" by Sid Enck

"Hetcho en San Jose" by Philip Garcia

"Poly Calavera" by Jonathan Garcia

"California Theater" by Elizabeth Gilmore

"Art+Technology+Water" by Michele Guieu

"San Jose Molecule" by Binh Hoang

"FALCON OF SAN JOSE" by Dasol Hong

"DEAR SAN JOSE" by Dasol Hong

"San Jose Explosion" by Kent Huang

"MERELY STARTING POINTS" by Nicholas Jimenez

"Rockin' Ride" by Shannon Knepper

"San Jose Freeways (the Heart)" by Chris Kortright

"San Jose's Hangover Cure" by Barry Lai

"Sunny Shark Showdown" by Jacob Leibert

"Urban Tech" by Elba Raquel Martinez-Romo

"Valley of Hearts Delight Illustrated" by Kelly McLachlan

"Legends of Silicon Valley" by Kelly McLachlan

"It's Electrifying" by Tavia Meredith

"San Jose: One of the Best in the Bay" by Aska Mukuti

"Our Readers, Our Leaders" by Thu Nguyen

"In Which I Struggle Drawing Limes For an Hour" by Irene Nguyen

"San Jose The Best Show Ever" by Marisela Palacio

"Alviso" by Matthew Quevedo

"The Grid - San Jose the Rising Sun" by Matthew Quevedo

"Be Good Feel Good" by Roberto Romo

"Nights & Weekends" by Laura Salcido

"Statue & Snacks!" by Genevieve Santos

"SJLOGO2RSemple" by Clark Semple

"SJLOGO4RSemple" by Clark Semple

"SJLOGO3RSemple" by Clark Semple

"DTSJ Skyline" by Rey Simpauco

"Motherboard Down Town" by Terralynn Szup

"Paletero SJ" by Corinne Takara

"Comfort Food" by Corinne Takara

"SJ Festivals" by Emily Takara

"Raised in the Tank" by De Sergio Villalona

"San Jose Symbol #12" by Elmer Wang


NOW, what does it mean to be a Finalist? 

1. Your design will be on display at this Saturday's Screenprint Showdown Event where people will be able to view your designs and vote for their favorite. Voting at the Screenprint Showdown Event runs from 11 AM to 3 PM. The People's Choice Winner will be announced at approximately 4 PM.

2. The design that receives the most votes will be named the Screenprint Showdown Design Contest's People's Choice Winner. 

3. The People's Choice Winner will receive a year-long subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud as well as a $500 grant from San Jose's Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) to go toward their professional development.

In other words, it behooves you to share the good news with as many people as possible and get as many people as possible to come out to the Screenprint Showdown (event link: to vote for your design! 

Share this blog post or this blog post instructing people on how to vote for you

Feel free to share your design on social media to stoke interest!

We'll also be announcing the four winners selected by our esteemed panel of judges. Each winner will receive a year-long subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud as well as $500 from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

If you are a Finalist, you should be receiving an email from us today. Please respond to that email as soon as possible! Thanks!

*NOTE: If you are an Adobe employee, you will not be eligible to receive Adobe Creative Cloud as part of your prize package. However, you will still be eligible to receive the rest of your prizes. 


Screenprint Showdown Event Info

We'll be drawing one random name from the Facebook Event's list of people either Interested in the event and Going to the event. That person will receive a free year subscription of Adobe Creative Cloud. You must be at the event to claim your prize. NOTE: If you are an Adobe employee, you will not be eligible to win the raffle.

Day: Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016
Time: 11 AM to 5 PM
Location: Blanco Square, 12 N. San Pedro Street, San Jose, CA 95110

What's going on? 
Live screenprinting + the birth of the city's new branded identity and logo + competitions, music and performances celebrating San Jose's deeply beloved screenprinting and art culture + LIMITED EDITION shirts and goods by Cukui, Silicon Valley De-Bug, School of Visual Philosophy and Authentic Imprints.

Brought to you by SJMADE, FutureArtsNow!, Content and Kooltura Marketing. Funded by Knight Foundation. Sponsored by Adobe, KQED and City of San Jose.