• 26 April 2022, 9:00am to 26 May 2022, 9:00am


Create a new look for the V4U (volunteering) Day 2022 t-shirt and you could see your design on up to 400 t-shirts!

V4U Day is Victoria University’s largest community volunteering event. It's held over a full day every year in semester 2 and involves students, alumni and staff members – each of whom wear a t-shirt that you can design!


If you win, you will get a Google Nest Hub and your design will be printed on this year's V4U Day t-shirts.


  • You must be a current Victoria University (VU) or Victoria University Polytechnic student.
  • You may enter up to three artworks in the competition.
  • The work must be an original artwork produced by you and any elements contained within must be created by you.
  • By entering the V4U Day T-shirt Design Competition (Promotion) you confirm that you have read, understood and are bound by the terms and conditions.

Artwork guidelines

 V4U Day T-shirt design template

Your artwork will be used for the front of the V4U Day t-shirt so must adhere to the following guidelines.

Artwork must:

  • use no more than three colours (not including the t-shirt base colour)
  • be provided in block colours (no gradients)
  • incorporate the terms 'V4U' or 'V4U Day' and '2022'
  • capture the theme of 'giving back to the community'
  • not include any clip art images, WordArt, photography or faces of people
  • be in A3 portrait format
  • account for the t-shirt base colour (choose from the available base colours as indicated on this page). The T-shirt colour is not included in the three colour limit of your artwork.

Your artwork file(s):

  • should preferably be created on a digital drawing program such as Illustrator
  • must be high resolution (minimum of 300 dpi)
  • must be supplied in vector format as .AI, .EPS or .PDF files.

How to enter

Email entries to [email protected] by 9am on Monday 26 May 2022.

Entries should include:

  • your design(s)
  • your name
  • your student ID number
  • your contact phone number
  • a short statement about your work, including how your design represents the theme.

The winning entrant will work with Student Life to prepare files for print.

Available T-shirt base colours

PMS colour codes:

  • White
  • Black
  • Charcoal - PMS Cool Grey 11c
  • Grey Marle - PMS 422c
  • Navy Blue - PMS 296c
  • Royal Blue - PMS 662c
  • Turquoise – PMS 746c
  • Purple - PMS Violet C
  • Maroon - PMS 690c
  • Red - PMS 200c
  • Orange - PMS Orange C
  • Gold – PMS 137c
  • Bottle Green - PMS 343c
  • Mocha – PMS 7531c
  • Cream - PMS 7499c.

Winning the prize

Four finalists and a winner will be selected from the entries by a panel consisting of VU staff and students.

By entering the V4U Day T-shirt Design Competition (Promotion), you agree to the following conditions:

  1. The promoter is Victoria University (VU) (ABN: 83 776 954 731, CRICOS Provider No. 00124K) PO Box 14428, Melbourne, Victoria 8001.
  2. By entering the Promotion you warrant that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions.
  3. The Promotion commences on 26 April 2022 at 9am AEST and closes on 26 May 2022 at 9am AEST (Promotion Period). Any entry that is not received during the Promotion Period will be invalid.
  4. Entry is open to all current VU students.
  5. You may enter up to three times. All entries must comply with the instructions provided in the V4U Day 2022 T-shirt Design Competition Brief, which can be found above. Entries which do not comply with the Brief are not valid entries.
  6. You have provided VU with an original T-shirt design (Artwork). The winning Artwork will form the basis of a T-shirt design that is to be printed for volunteers to wear on V4U Day 2022.
  7. There will be one winning Artwork selected from the valid entries (Winner).
  8. The Winner will receive a Google Nest Hub (Prize).
  9. This is a game of skill. Chance plays no part in determining the winner.
  10. A panel consisting of VU staff and students will select four Artworks (Finalists) from the entries. The Winner will be selected on the basis of their Artwork being the Artwork with the most artistic merit, as voted by the panel.
  11. You warrant that you have created the Artwork and the Artwork is original and does not infringe the copyright, moral rights or other rights of any third party. If an Artwork is based on other work, appropriate approval must be sourced and attached to the entry form.
  12. You grant to VU on submission of your Artwork a royalty free, perpetual, non-exclusive and irrevocable licence to use, reproduce and communicate to the public the Artwork for the purposes of the Promotion, any purpose connected with the Promotion (now and into the future) and for VU’s advertising, marketing and VU-related purposes. VU will respect the author’s moral right of attribution in the Artwork.
  13. The Winner will not be entitled to any further remuneration as a result of VU’s subsequent use of the Winner’s Artwork.
  14. VU may adapt or alter the Winning Artwork to suit VU branding requirements, with the Winner’s consent which will not be unreasonably withheld.
  15. VU reserves the right to not use the Winner’s Artwork.
  16. VU will contact the Winner on 8 June 2022, and their name will be published on the VU Student Life Facebook page.
  17. In all matters relating to the Promotion, all decisions of VU and staff will be final and cannot be contested. No correspondence or discussions will be entered into.

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