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SkillsUSA Pin & T-shirt Contest

By Caty Solace November 1, 2016

Official Rules
SkillsUSA Idaho
Pin & T-Shirt Design Contest (Rules PDF Version)

SkillsUSA Idaho is officially opening the 2017 SkillsUSA Idaho Pin & T-Shirt Design Contest on October 21, 2016 to all dues-paying student members of the organization. The winning designs will become the official pin and T-shirt for the 2017 SkillsUSA Idaho State Leadership and Skills Conference. Only one winner will be selected for each category. All entries must be submitted to Sean Courtright, CTSO Coordinator, exactly as directed in the rules below, and all entries become the property of SkillsUSA once submitted.

This competition is open to all registered SkillsUSA student members who are enrolled in a career and technical education program at a high school or college/postsecondary institution with an active SkillsUSA chapter. Membership for the 2016-2017 school year, for the winner, will be verified by the contest coordinator (the name must appear on a roster for this school year). Only one entry per SkillsUSA member is permitted, and the same student may not win both events

ALL entries must be received (not postmarked) by the contest coordinator by close of business on Friday, December 2, 2016, by email in PDF format only. See the Submitting Your Design section for details.

All entries will be judged by the 2016-2017 contest committee judges from related industry. The winner of the competition will be announced shortly after judging concludes.

Materials and Specifications
All entries to this competition must comply with the following materials and specifications:

  • All entries must be rendered in color (full color or two color)
  • Background color will represent T-Shirt color. This must be a solid color.
  • Preferably, entries will be created in a design software such as Illustrator, Photoshop or Freehand. Entries may also be hand-drawn, painted or rendered in colored pencils or markers.
  • All entries should be submitted with two versions of art on a single page. The larger version is for judging the T-shirt contest. The smaller version is for judging the pin contest. The larger version should be approximately 7-inches wide x 7-inches tall. The smaller version should be approximately 1-inch x 1-inch tall. The art does not have to be square, nor to these exact dimensions.
  • Dimensions of the pin when produced will be approximately 1-inch tall by the necessary width. For the T-shirt, the art will be adjusted to fit the front or back of the shirt and industry logos may be added to shirt.
  • All entries MUST include the following EXACT wording:


Note: SkillsUSA is one word, entries with two words (Skills USA) will be disqualified.

  • The SkillsUSA emblem or SkillsUSA logo (whole or elements of either) CANNOT appear on the pin. T-Shirt designs may include these elements.
  • All copyright laws must be followed in the creation of the design including the use of the SkillsUSA logo.
  • Please label your artwork with the following:
    Student’s name
    Training program
    School name and full mailing address
    Advisor’s name, e-mail and daytime telephone number
  • The student must keep a copy of his or her original design until results are announced. Upon notification, the winner will be required to submit his or her artwork in the native software file to the coordinator by e-mail or other means, for production purposes. SkillsUSA Idaho cannot guarantee return of any materials. If the art was not rendered electronically but is selected as the winner, SkillsUSA Idaho will have the artwork rendered according to the original design, but to our own specifications.
  • SkillsUSA Idaho retains the right to make modifications to the final design as necessary in order to produce a pin or T-shirt to our standards and to the manufacturer’s specifications and abilities. For example, many manufactures are limited to only 4 colors on reproduction of designs.
  • Incomplete entries or those that do not comply with the above requirements will be disqualified.

Submitting Your Design
Create your design according to the above specifications. When your design (PDF Format) is ready to submit, e-mail it to Sean Courtright

Be sure to include the contest name, school name, and student’s first initial and full last name in the title/subject line of the e-mail.