Campus Vote Project T-Shirt Design Contest:
Are you passionate about democracy, civic engagement, and voting? Do you also love to get creative? Are you a member of the Student Voting Network? We have the perfect opportunity for you! Campus Vote Project is bringing you the unique opportunity to showcase your own creative
designs on our merchandise!
How it works:
Design submissions will be open on the Campus Vote Project website to all Student Voting Network students. The contest will run from July 7th – September 15th. Voting for the winning designs will be held via social media beginning September 16th. The post with the most “likes” on Instagram will be the winner. The top placer from each category will receive $100 and the top winner overall will receive $500.
Each student is allowed up to two (2) submissions per person. Only one (1) submission per student is eligible to win prize money.
All student submissions will be featured on the Campus Vote Project website and all top placers will be available for purchase on the Campus Vote Project Merch Store, as well as the Campus Vote Project Staff Favorite and the Campus Vote Project Student Advisory Board Favorite.
Submissions by students must adhere to the following guidelines. CVP brand standards will be provided to students via our Style Guide. Students can choose to create their
design based on the following four categories:
1. Voter Registration: A student’s excitement and intention to participate in the democratic
process by voting can often be cut short close to Election Day when they realize they aren’t registered to vote, or are not registered at their current address.
2. Voter Education: Voter education is a broad category that typically includes a range of activities, from providing details about the voting process to candidate information to hosting deeper political discussions on issues impacting students.
3. Voter Turnout: Voter turnout efforts are essential in ensuring that students feel empowered to act once registered, such as caravans to the polls or mass in-person events reminding students to vote on election day.
4. Students as Voter Advocates: It is vitally important that students are empowered to lead voter engagement efforts by designing social media campaigns, doing outreach to peers, up to and including engaging in direct conversations with candidates, elected leaders and local election officials. This approach allows students to develop agency and civic skills that will last beyond an election cycle.
The design must use no more than four (4) colors. The design must be on the front of the shirt only. The design must be nonpartisan. The design cannot include any derogatory remarks and/or graphic images. The design must incorporate the CVP logo in some way, with no restriction on size.
When the student is finished creating their design, it can be submitted below.
Students are to submit the actual design as it would be printed on a t-shirt.
Students are to submit the original file of the design.
Students are also encouraged to submit supplementary items with their designs, i.e., creation process, videos, images etc.
Students are required to submit alternative text with each of their designs.
Access an online guide for writing Alt Text HERE
Campus Vote Project has permission to use all submitted designs on printed materials. Campus
Vote Project withholds the right to deny the use of any submissions that do not adhere to
provided design guidelines.