Get Creative for Homecoming 2020

Bluefield College’s Offices of Student Services and Alumni Relations are excited to announce that we will be holding a t-shirt design contest for the 2020 Bluefield College Homecoming t-shirt.

Alumni, students, faculty, and staff are eligible to participate in this opportunity to show off your design skills! The winner of the competition will be rewarded a $50 gift card, five free homecoming t-shirts with your design, and recognition at Homecoming 2020. See below for detailed guidelines and rules. We look forward to seeing what you can create!

T-Shirt Competition Rules

Entrants in the “Bluefield College Homecoming 2020 Contest” should submit original artwork to be considered for a homecoming t-shirt, based on approved and trademarked artwork and language here within the official rules.


Bluefield College is the sponsor and administrator of the contest and is responsible for the fulfillment of the t-shirt order. The chosen design will be on the 2020 Bluefield College Homecoming t-shirt.


Contest is open to all Bluefield College traditional and online students, Bluefield College alumni, and Bluefield College faculty and staff.

Contest Period

The contest runs until September 1, 2020. The winner will be chosen a few days after that deadline and will be notified by phone or email. The announcement will also be posted on the College’s social media accounts and sent out by email to the entire campus community. Once agreed upon, the design will be printed on the t-shirt and given out during Homecoming & Family Weekend (October 9 - 11, 2020). 

All submissions will be kept by Bluefield College and may be used for future homecomings. Bluefield College reserves the right to edit or modify the design, its position, if required to fit the t-shirt. Bluefield College reserves the right to not use any of the submitted t-shirt designs if in the opinion of the judges none of the proposed designs adequately reflects Bluefield College or is not of a sufficiently high level and quality of design.


Designs can include up to four colors, not including the base color of the shirt. All submissions must be in vector PDF, Adobe Illustrator, EPS format or JPEG. Any other file format will not be accepted. Use of Bluefield College logos are permitted. Entrants may craft their own language and slogan. The use of other individual branded artwork, logos or other trademarked content is prohibited. Entrants may only submit one (1) design. Official Bluefield College logos can be downloaded here.

How To Enter

Entries must be submitted using the electronic form. By entering, contestants warrant that each submission is their own original creation and that no entry infringes on another contestant or person’s rights. Use of any photos, drawings, images or elements created by another person, except for use of the Bluefield College designated logos and slogans are strictly prohibited and will result in disqualification.

Designs that are considered offensive, or defamatory, or in violation of any person’s right to privacy, or other personal rights are not welcome. Entries that are incomplete, illegible or corrupted are void and will not be accepted. Entries may not include: profanity, nudity or material deemed inappropriate or offensive, false or defamatory statements about any person or third party; abusive, discriminatory, racially inflammatory or other morally or legally objectionable depictions of material. In the opinion of the judges or the sponsor, if an entry includes any of the prohibited elements listed above, the entry will be disqualified, along with the contestant who submitted it. Entries should be appropriate to the Bluefield College brand identity. Sponsor reserves the right to modify or reject any entry, in their sole and absolute discretion, that does not meet the above criteria. Once submitted, an entry cannot be modified.

By submitting an entry, the contestant acknowledges that his/her entry may be posted on the sponsor's website and edited at the sponsor's discretion.


Bluefield College has exclusive rights to reproduce and use the entries. Entries become the property of Bluefield College and none will be returned or acknowledged except as provided herein. Submission of an entry grants the sponsor and its agents an unlimited, worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free license and right to publish, use, edit, adapt, modify and/or publicly perform the entry in any way, in commerce and in any and all media worldwide now known, or herein after developed, without limitation and without notice or consideration of the contestant. By submitting an entry, each contestant in the contest further agrees that his/her entry constitutes an assignment of all rights, including but not limited to intellectual property rights, and title in and to such entry and the photograph therein to the sponsor. Sponsor may require contestants to execute documents to confirm this transfer of rights. Failure to do so may result in disqualification. Upon submission you agree to forfeit any ownership and are prohibited from the independent reproduction or sale of any images. By virtue of a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual license for the designs granted by all finalists chosen prior to the voting process, Bluefield College shall have the right to edit, adapt, print (as on apparel) and publish any or all of the designs deemed finalist, and may use them in any media and/or the promotion of Bluefield College without compensation to the contestant, his or her successors or assigns, or any other entity. Bluefield College maintains the rights to receive all proceeds from the sale of any merchandise using the submitted artwork, without fee or other form of compensation due at any time to the contestant. Designs will be credited to the artist on the Bluefield College website, social media platforms and in all promotions relevant to that product. In the event that ownership of any design submitted is challenged in any manner by any person, Bluefield College may disqualify that design and will discontinue its use.


One (1) grand prize winner will be selected and awarded a $50.00 gift card, and five free t-shirts (sizes of their choice) displaying the winning design. They will be named as the winner on the Bluefield College website. No prize substitution is permitted. Prizes will be awarded provided a sufficient number of eligible entries are received. The prize is not transferable.

Winner Selection

All entries will be judged by a panel of judges. In the event of a tie, an additional judge will be added to the panel. Decisions of the judges shall be final in all matters related to this contest. If there are no entries that qualify for the competition, the judges reserve the right to get another artist to design the t-shirt.