2018 Dean's Holiday Card Contest

The Dean's Office needs your help in designing the official 2018 winter holiday card for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences!

Contest Theme: Engineering Change

Engineers and applied scientists have the ability to make a positive impact on the world. Whether it's bringing clean water to communities in need, creating safer vaccines, or building structures that can withstand the wrath of mother nature, we are engineering change. 

We want to know how you are using the skills you learn in SEAS to make a positive impact on the world. Show us how you are engineering change by entering your image or artwork and we might just use it on our next holiday card!

All students, faculty and staff in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are encouraged to enter.

Submission Specifications

  • Submitted artwork/images must be 5.5" by 4.5", landscape or portrait orientation at 300dpi
  • All artwork must be created in CMYK
  • Artwork should not include UB logos or marks
  • Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, gif, png, bmp, tif, psd, pdf
  • Paintings, sculptures or hand-illustrated entries should be submitted as a high-quality image with the option of being photographed, if needed.

Contest Rules

  1. All current students, faculty and staff in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences can enter.
  2. One entry per person.
  3. Entries must be original concept and constitute an original work and must not infringe on the protected rights of other artists or violate any applicable copyright laws.
  4. Digital artwork that does not meet the resolution and quality requirements will not be considered.
  5. Artwork cannot contain profanity, trademarks, logos or copyrighted works of any kind.
  6. The University at Buffalo will retain all reproduction rights to submitted artwork with credit given to the artist. UB agrees not to sell any of the artwork or any reproduction.
  7. The University at Buffalo reserves the right to post any and all entries on official university social media channels, including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Snapchat.


All entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges selected by the Office of Communications in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Entries will be judged on creativity, artistic merit and application of the contest theme. The winners will be notified by email or phone and/or via social media after Thanksgiving break.

Vector of an electrical circuit in the shape of a tree


Winners will be awarded a check for the following:

  • 1st Place = $150
  • 2nd Place = $75
  • 3rd Place = $25

Winners are required to complete a W-9 tax form.

Contest Deadline:

November 25, 2018