2024 T-Shirt Design Competition

T-Shirt Design Competition

The T-Shirt Design Competition is a contest to select an image for the VSS t-shirt. The image may also be used on other items that require line art.

Two images are needed for the t-shirt: one for the back and one for the breast. The maximum print area for the back image is approximately 11 inches square; the breast image print area is 3″ square. You can submit one image for both purposes or separate images. The images will be printed on black t-shirts and white t-shirts, so the image must be usable on both black an white backgrounds.

The images should include at least the name and year of the meeting (eg: VSS 2024), but may also include other information, such as the meeting dates and location.

T-shirts are printed using a silkscreen process, so the image must be line art that uses a maximum of four spot colors (solid colors, not composite colors). Large areas of solid colors are discouraged as these are more difficult to print and result in an image with a plastic feel that is not comfortable to wear.

To enter the T-Shirt Design Competition, please submit a PDF of your proposed design showing your images as they would appear on both a white background and a black background.

If your image is chosen as the winning design, you must provide your artwork in Adobe Illustrator (.ai) format or Scalable Vector Graphics (.svg) format.

The winner of the T-Shirt Design Competition will be awarded $500 USD and will be recognized in the meeting program, on the meeting website, and at the Awards session at the VSS meeting.

You must have been active in VSS within the last two years to submit an image.

View Previous T-shirt Designs

How To Enter

Email your images to as an attachment. One email per submission, please. Please specify you are entering the T-shirt Design competition in your subject line. Include a brief description of your image that the board will consider when reviewing the submitted images.

Deadline to submit an image for T-shirt Design Competition: January 10, 2024
T-shirt image chosen: by January 31, 2024