Annual T-Shirt Competition

The School of Engineering encompasses a diverse group of students and scholars from across disciplines, each with a unique perspective. We are looking for fresh and original t-shirt designs that exemplify what being an ENGINEER means to you.
What do you get out of it?
In addition to being a great resume builder, winning this contest would feature your design at this year’s 2018 Open House and 2018 Rutgers Day events and all SoE social media sites. You would also be rewarded with a free t-shirt printed with your design and School of Engineering SWAG from head to toe. Not to mention all of your peers could be wearing your design.
Who can participate?
Any student enrolled at the School of Engineering is eligible for participation in this contest.

Design Guidelines:

  • Your design should be inspired by Engineering principles, tools, etc.
  • Design front and or back of the shirt.
  • Submit as many designs as you want, but they must be submitted as separate entries.
  • Your design must be wholly original. By submitting a design you are guaranteeing that you hold rights to everything in it, and that it does not contain any copyrighted material, including images/copy found on the internet, unless clearly marked as published under a creative commons (cc) license.
  • All designs must contain a non-distorted Rutgers SoE logo and EGC logo somewhere on the T-shirt.
  • No printed or hand-drawn designs will be accepted.
  • Examples of past designs are below.

Design Specifications:

  • Design submission should be saved as a HIGH RES to produce a quality output. Acceptable files are JPGs, PNG, TIFFs, AI and EPS files.
  • If you win, you will be required to provide the original design in a high resolution format that is compatible with Photoshop, Illustrator or another professional design program.
  • The design on the front of the shirt should be contained within a 12 by 12 area.
  • The color of the shirt could be black, red or white so this should be a consideration for the design.

Submission Guidelines and Agreement:

  • All entries should be submitted HERE with your contact information.
  • Contest begins on February 2, 2018.
  • Deadline: You must submit your design by midnight ET, Wednesday March 7, 2018.
  • Entries will be judged by a panel of your peers, selecting two finalists.
  • The winner will be notified by email.
  • Please note that we reserve the right to make adjustments to the winning design.

Designs will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Concept/originality
  • Captures spirit of the School of Engineering
  • Striking and memorable design
  • Visibility – eye - catching and visible from a reasonable distance
  • Completeness of design – must be ready for print
  • Feasibility/must be easy to reproduce


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