The “Show Us Your Art” Contest

The “Show Us Your Art” Contest
January 2, 2019 ben

Northern Standard is kicking off 2019 with an art contest!

As we’ve grown, we’ve connected with more and more artists who embrace cannabis as a source of inspiration and a way to elevate their work.

And they’re in good company. Bob Marley, Louis Armstrong, and The Beatles were groundbreaking musicians and seasoned cannabis connoisseurs. The symbiotic relationship between visual art and cannabis stretches back millenia.

There’s a lot of talented people in our community. We want to see more of what they can do!

Show Us Your Art

Show us how cannabis inspires you and unlocks your creativity. You can submit on Instagram. Just post an original, cannabis-inspired artwork to your Instagram page and tag @northernstnd in it.

No rules. It could be a painting or a watercolor, a drawing or a sketch.

The post that gets the most likes and comments by January 14th will be our winner. The artist will receive $200 of Northern Standard merch and will be featured on our page. You could also receive a possible $500 commission (plus royalties on sales) if we invite you to have your work featured in our poster store.

We can’t wait to see what you come up with. The winner will be announced January 15th!


We’ve been exploring our creative side recently as well.

This summer, we printed a line of vintage posters that pay homage to the frontier we call home. And we just finished creating a new image (the one at the top of this page) that flips the old “Reefer Madness” propaganda on its head. We’ll have that — and another new piece that we’re really excited about — available on the store soon, so watch this space!