About the theme

To honour the strong focus of the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre to support local residents at risk of homelessness, this year we’ve themed the t-shirt comp design around “The Great Australian Dream” of owning your own home … something for many of us living in Newtown and the inner west is just that, a dream.

Submission details:

  • Artwork must reference The Great Australian Dream with a local tangent.
  • T-shirt Design must say Newtown Locals - get creative with your type.
  • Your work doesn’t need to be an illustration, it just needs to be original.
  • It must be black and white - set up the file for a white background.
  • Outline all fonts.
  • Files must be set up at A3 portrait (210x297mm) at 300dpi. Vector files are preferred.
  • Please submit a press ready PDF, a 72dpi jpeg in RGB and your illustrator file if you created it this way. (If you don’t know how to do this email us and we can give you a hand).
  • Deadline is Midnight, Friday September 22nd 2017.
  • Winners announced at the official Launch Party Thursday 5th October at Young Henrys, where the first run of t-shirts will be for sale.
  • Submit all entries to

Buying your t-shirt

The winning design will be on sale at the Newtown Festival at the following stalls:

  • Newtown Neighbourhood Centre Information tent
  • The Newtown Locals Corner (at corner of Federation and Church streets)
  • Newtown Locals T-shirt Stall (at the main entry off Lennox Street)

Profits of sales from the t-shirt contribute to our fundraising target for the Neighbourhood Centre.