T-Shirt Design Competition

In order to recognize your amazing achievements throughout your time at UB, and specifically through the unexpected era of COVID-19, we here in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences thought that a T-shirt Design Competition would be a fun way to commemorate and celebrate the SEAS Class of 2020.

Send us your design ideas for the chance to have your artwork chosen to represent this momentous occasion. Three shirt designs will be selected and you, the class of 2020, will get to vote on your favorite. The finalists will receive a free t-shirt and UB Swag worth $50, $25, or $15. If the winning submission is your design, it will be printed on the official UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Class of 2020 t-shirt!


This contest is open to all SEAS students from all degree levels qualifying to graduate during the 2020 school year.


T-Shirt Design Outline.

Please send your design via email to bmsprole@buffalo.edu in one or more of the following formats: jpeg, PNG, or PDF. Please submit a high-resolution image to ensure the highest quality of printing.

The top three designs will be selected by School of Engineering and Applied Sciences staff and finalists will be notified in advance of the voting competition. If selected as finalists the top three will be awarded:

  • 1st Place: Free T-shirt and your choice of $50 worth of UB Swag
  • 2nd Place: Free T-shirt and your choice of $25 worth of UB Swag
  • 3rd Place: Free T-shirt and your choice of $15 worth of UB Swag

The final design will be placed on the back, upper middle of our official SEAS Class of 2020 t-shirts. The front of the shirt will feature your department lockup on left hand side.

Your submission must be original artwork. Maximum dimensions are 13.5” wide x 15” deep, and black line-art is preferred. The final design will be screen-printed in a single-color ink, and therefore we are looking for clean straightforward line drawings and text – please no shading or color. No reproduced images will be accepted.

Please make sure that your design is appropriate for a school t-shirt. This is meant to be an inclusive and celebratory t-shirt representative of your SEAS experience and the community. When designing, please consider that themes like religion and politics are not always inclusive, and refrain from using defamatory or explicit language.

Maximum of three entries per person. 


Deadline for submission: Friday, May 29th, 2020 (11:59pm EDT)

You must submit your entry(s) by email to bmsprole@buffalo.edu. Please attach your design in a high-resolution jpeg, PNG, or PDF format. Include your name, person number, current address, and phone number in the body of the email.

Selection of the top three designs: Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Finalists will be notified that their design has been selected to be voted on by their peers.

Deadline for voting on the top three finalists: Thursday, June 11, 2020

All SEAS members of the Class of 2020 will receive a link to vote on their favorite design the second week of June. The votes will be tallied following the contest completion and any finalists will be notified the third week of June. Prizes will be distributed shortly thereafter, and t-shirts will be available to purchase from our preferred vendor at the beginning of July 2020.


If you have any questions regarding this contest or your submissions, please email the Brianna at bmsprole@buffalo.edu or Delia at deliafer@buffalo.edu

**If there are no suitable designs, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences reserves the right to put forward a school-created design for consideration. If the school designed shirt is selected, there will not be a prize awarded.