Our Goal: Our goal is to help middle school students in 27J become more aware of our school’s policies and become proactive and prevent tobacco use with our students.
What is this contest all about? This tobacco free T-Shirt contest is to get the awareness out to middle school students It is to help STOP and prevent tobacco use and to promote healthy lifestyles.
Your design must be inspired for the Tobacco Grant T-Shirt Contest. Your design can include: Pictures, phrases or logos created by YOU! Your design must be school appropriate and follow school policy. Your design will only be on the FRONT of the T-Shirt. Your design may contain a maximum four (4) colors. Your design must be ORIGINAL. Reproduction of works of art in the collection is not allowed, as it might infringe on the original artist's copyright. T-shirt color is white. You may submit only 1 design to be fair to all students. By submitting a design, you are guaranteeing that you hold rights to everything on it (THAT IT IS ORIGINAL), and that it does not contain any copyright material. Design should not exceed 8 ½” x 11” inches. Design Guidelines & Rules
All submissions must be accompanied by the official Tobacco Grant T-Shirt Contest Entry Form. Electronic submissions should include the completed form as an attachment with the following information: Name, School, Teacher’s Name, and Grade By submitting, you agree that if your design wins, it may be used on other promotional items in the future. We reserve the right to make adjustments to the winning design. You must submit your design by Friday, February 14 th OR Monday, February 17 th (Staff vote on date). Entries will be judged and voted upon by HOSA Prairie View High School students. By submitting you are agreeing to all contest rules. Submission Agreement
Winning Class… All 4 middle schools in 27J will participate 1 st place winning school will receive a poster for cafeteria/school with the winning design printed on it 1 st place winning advisory class for each middle school will win a healthy snack party 1 st place winning school will receive T-Shirts with the winning design 1 st place winning student will receive a $25 gift card to Target 2 nd place student will receive a $20 gift card to Target 3 rd place student will receive a $15 gift card to Target 1 st place winning school, teachers/staff will receive a healthy snack party at a staff meeting of their choice
Good t-shirt design Here are a couple basic things to keep in mind when designing a t-shirt: 1.AVOID SQUARES AND RETANGLES The human body is not hard edged (yeah I know you’re ripped but the other folks wearing your shirts aren’t…). Outlining something with a square or rectangle can be boring. DON’T BE BORING. GOOD!
2. APPAREL IS A MOVING TARGET – BE LEGIBLE. Graphic apparel is moving target. Make it easy to get your message out. Make it easy to read and understand. Think big, think simple, think easy. You only have a few second where someone will be looking at your shirt. Make it count! NO!Yes!
3. KEEP IT SIMPLE Keep it simple and strong. That way no one can miss what you are trying to say. Don’t overcomplicate your ideas. It’s a message not a pile of images. NO! Yes!
4. CONTRAST Dark gray on black is not going to work. Subtlety is cool and can be an effective design concept but make sure your design stands out;. It doesn’t have to be loud – just clear. Think of using opposite colors. Don’t overlap dark on dark, or light on light, etc. NO! Yes!
FONTS The right font can make or break a design. Also take into consideration of spacing each character correctly so your text is clear and not “muddy”. See the next few slides for how to do this