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NEPM Art Mug


Calling all public media loving artists! NEPM is looking for submissions for our annual Art Mug! The limited-edition mug will be available to New England Public Media members from September through June 2022. 

What does NEPM mean to you? We're looking for a design created exclusively for New England Public Media that reflects your interpretation or appreciation of NEPM, our programming, or even our home in western New England. We welcome all submissions from collage, to pen and ink, to photography — as long as it translates well on a coffee mug! If your design references NEPM by name, please be sure to use "New England Public Media" or "NEPM" The design chosen for the mug will be decided in-house at New England Public Media and the chosen artist will be notified in September.  

Design submissions are due by: Monday, Aug. 29 by 5 p.m.

Design Specifications

  • The printing space is 4 1/8 inches high and 8 5/8 inches wide at least 300 dpi. The image will wrap around the mug almost from handle to handle.
  • Jpg, jpeg, eps, tif, psd, pdf may be submitted
  • The artwork will be affixed to the mug from a paper decal and kiln fired so the artwork's colors are preserved. This is a four color sublimation process.
  • A caption such as "designed for New England Public Media by (your name) 2021" must be included. It can run along the edge of the artwork (within the printing space) or be incorporated into the design.


How do I apply?
Apply using this link.

Who can apply?
Submissions are open to all including doodlers, artists, non-artists, and especially public media nerds! 

Why should I submit my design to NEPM?
There are so many reasons to share your design with NEPM. Maybe you find you watch and listen a lot but just can't fit making a donation to NEPM into your budget. This is one way that you can give back to the public media service you love. Or perhaps you have a great idea for a design and want to try for your chance to get it on this year's mug. What ever your reason may be, we certainly appreciate you submitting your design. 

Why is the design exclusively made for NEPM?
We request that the design be exclusively made for New England Public Media and that we retain the design for the station's permanent collection for copyright and distribution reasons. 

Where will my design and name be featured if my submission is selected?
The selected design will be featured on our website, social media and e-communications. 

See below for examples of the selected designs. 

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2021 Winner Brenden Baitch
2018 Winner Marie Betts Bartlett

Peter OZierlein
2017 Winner Peter O. Zierlein
2016 Winner - Lois Barber Art Mug
2016 Winner - Lois Barber
Liz Greene Art Mug
2015 Winner - Liz Greene

Art Mug 2014 Winner - Martha Brouwer
2014 Winner - Martha Brouwer

2013 Winner - Art Mug Jan Šabach
2013 Winner - Jan Šabach

2012 Winner - Alexandra Lynch Art Mug
2012 Winner - Alexandra Lynch


2011 Winner - Kim Rosen Art Mug
2011 Winner - Kim Rosen

2010 Winner - Claudette Lambert Peterson Art Mug
2010 Winner - Claudette Lambert Peterson Art Mug

2009 Winner - Stephen Petegorsky Art Mug
2009 Winner - Stephen Petegorsky
2008 Winner - Sarah Adam Art Mug
2008 Winner - Sarah Adam

2007 Winner - Standard Design Art Mug
2007 Winner - Standard Design Art Mug
2006 Winner - Nancy Haver Art Mug
2006 Winner - Nancy Haver