• 5 May 2020, 10:00am to 15 June 2020, 10:00am


Design the V4U Day 2020 t-shirt to see your design on up to 400 t-shirts! 


The winning design gets a Nintendo Switch Lite Console.


  • You must be a Victoria University (VU) or Victoria University Polytechnic student or have worked as a VU graphic design graduate in the Hatch Studio (VU Design Studio) in 2019 or 2020.
  • 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.
  • If your work contains the image of any person, you must provide a signed materials consent form for all people identifiable in your work. Student Life will require a copy of your release form.
  • By agreeing to be a finalist in the Promotion you confirm that you have read, understood and are bound by the terms and conditions. 

Design guidelines

Your design will be used for the front of the V4U Day t-shirt so must adhere to these guidelines: 

  • Files must be supplied in .AI, .EPS or .PDF format.
  • Files must be high resolution (minimum of 300 dpi).
  • Design may use up to three colours in the artwork.
  • Designs must capture the theme of 'Giving back to the community'.
  • Design must incorporate 'V4U' and '2020' into the artwork.
  • Design must be in A3 portrait format. 
  • All artwork must account for the t-shirt base colour you choose (from the available base colours as indicated on this page). 

How to enter

Email entries (plus consent form if applicable) to [email protected] by 10am on 15 June 2020.

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 - PMS296c
  • Royal blue - PMS 662c
  • Sky blue - PMS 278c
  • Purple - PMS Violet C
  • Red - PMS 200c
  • Hot Pink - PMS 212c
  • Pale Pink - PMS 7422c
  • Chocolate - PMS Black 5c
  • Emerald Green - PMS 340c
  • Maroon - PMS 690c
  • Yellow - PMS Yellow C
  • Orange - PMS Orange C

Winning the prize

Four finalists will be selected from the entries by a panel consisting of VU staff and students. The winning entry will be selected by the VU community via Facebook.


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 agreeing to be a finalist in the Promotion you warrant that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions.
  3. The Promotion commences on 5 May 2020 at 10am AEST and closes on 15 June 2020 at 10am 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, and VU graphic design graduates who have worked with Hatch Studio in 2019 or 2020.
  5. You may enter up to three times. All entries must comply with the instructions provided in the V4U Day 2020 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 2020.
  7. There will be one winning Artwork selected from the valid entries (Winner).
  8. The Winner will receive a Nintendo Switch Lite Console (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 Finalists Artworks will be published on the VU Student Life Facebook page, where the VU community will vote for the Winner.
  11. The Winner will be selected on the basis of their Artwork being the Artwork with the most artistic merit, as voted by the VU community.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. If your work contains the image of any person, you must have obtained a signed ‘Materials Consent Form’ from all people identifiable in your work. The release must clearly provide the model’s consent to the work being used in any publication (including websites, diaries, merchandise and associated marketing) by VU. These releases must be submitted with your entry.
  15. The Winner will not be entitled to any further remuneration as a result of VU’s subsequent use of the Winner’s Artwork.
  16. VU may adapt or alter the Winning Artwork to suit VU branding requirements, with the Winner’s consent which will not be unreasonably withheld.
  17. VU reserve the right to not use the Winner’s Artwork.
  18. VU will contact the Winner on 13 July 2020, and their name will be published on the VU Student Life Facebook page.
  19. 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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