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Design a T-Shirt for the College

Students — submit your creations for a chance to win big

A blank T-shirt, with the words "Your Design Here" across the front

Our college has embarked on a new journey, and we need your help. We’re calling on our creative community of students to help us visualize the three priorities in our new strategic plan:   

  • Innovation: Be the most innovative humanities and social sciences college.
  • Collaboration: Design and build for collaboration to solve critical challenges.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Take groundbreaking and effective action to promote diversity, equity and inclusion.

Think you have what it takes to design a T-shirt that represents this new compass for the college? Enter the contest! The top three winners will receive gift cards ($200, $100, $50).

Contest Rules

  • The contest is open to College of Humanities and Social Sciences undergraduate students (majors or minors) and graduate students. 
  • Entries should incorporate, draw from and/or communicate the college’s strategic priorities of innovation, collaboration, and diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Designs should incorporate the College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ official logo, which can be downloaded and accessed here
  • Designs should be single-sided, with a maximum width of 12 inches and a maximum height of 16.5 inches (12”x16.5”). 
  • Please create your design for either a red, black or white T-shirt. 
  • Entries must be submitted to this Google Form. Please submit all Ai, Ps, EPS, and PDF’s with your design layers intact. Each student may submit up to three designs. If you submit multiple entries, please submit multiple forms. If you have issues submitting your design, please email Allie Bluhm-Whitley at
  • Designs must adhere to NC State’s branding guidelines. Please do not use the university’s primary spirit marks, which cannot be used for academic units.  
  • All entries must be original art.
  • No profanity or inappropriate imagery.

Submission Deadline and Judging

Entries will be accepted until Monday, March 13. A committee will narrow the submissions to a group of finalists, who will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • How well the design reflects the college and our new strategic priorities.
  • Whether the design is eye-catching, powerful and unique.
  • Whether the design is in keeping with the university’s branding guidelines and code of conduct.

The winner will be announced at a celebration event in April. The top three winners (1st, 2nd, 3rd) will be recognized at this event and will receive gift cards ($200, $100, $50).

We know our college is full of talented students, so show us what you’ve got!