T-Shirt Design Contest


New Student Programs is looking for the newest t-shirt design to welcome incoming WSU students.  This design will be featured on this year’s Entering Year Shirt, which is given out at Alive! & Transfer Alive! orientation programs. Shirt design should be fun, welcoming, and elicit what it means to be a WSU Cougar.

  • Designs must be submitted no later than Monday, March 20, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Winner will receive a $100 Bookie gift card along with the winning shirt.
  • Design criteria is listed below.

Design Criteria:

  • Must be a current WSU student to qualify for this contest.
  • The design will be featured on the FRONT of the t-shirt and should be no larger than 11 inches across and 11.5 inches in height


  • T-Shirt color options are (Cardinal, Black, or Charcoal Gray)


  • Must be a ONE color design (can be any ONE color you choose) and can only be used on ONE of the shirt colors above.
  • Design must include "Alive! Orientation".
  • Design must be student-friendly and appeal to a wide variety of people.
  • Designs must be 100% the work of the submitter. 

o   Use of university trademarks must follow Trademark Policy.  Please see http://trademarks.wsu.edu/Trademarks.html for more information.

  • Offensive images or text will not be accepted.
  • Designs should be submitted as camera ready (.jpeg, .pdf, .png, etc).
  • Designs should be created in Photoshop, Illustrator, or another program where edits can be easily made.
  • All entries should be emailed to orientation@wsu.edu and include artist’s full name, student ID number, and phone number.
  • Winner agrees to have their art reproduced on this year’s “Entering Year Shirt” for students attending WSU orientation.
  • If your design is chosen, New Student Programs reserves the right to make minor edits as needed. 

Past Design Winners:

2016: Lucy Arreguin

2015: Lauren Turner

2014: Jessica Bailey