Alumni Services

Edinburgh by design 2014/15

Show us how much you love Edinburgh by designing an exclusive souvenir t-shirt for the University of Edinburgh and win £500.

Edinburgh by design

The University of Edinburgh invites current students and alumni to participate in our first T-shirt design competition, Edinburgh by Design.

Unleash your creativity

We are calling on those with artistic flair to encapsulate your feelings for Edinburgh and/or the University in an illustration that will feature on t-shirts to be produced and used exclusively by the University’s alumni engagement team.

Your design’s message will inspire a similar sense of pride and nostalgia in other students and alumni, wherever the t-shirt is worn, and promote your view of the city and University in a positive way across the world.

The judging process

A panel of representatives from the across the University community, including Robert Gillan, Edinburgh College of Art's Director of Externality, representatives from both the student and alumni bodies and Jane Denholm, Director of Alumni Engagement, will select the top five designs.

The final five designs will then face off in an online vote with students and alumni invited to select their preferred entry.

This year will be the first of an annual competition.

The winning design

The winning t-shirt will be used by the University of Edinburgh’s Alumni Engagement team as an exclusive gift for alumni and students who participate in special events and work with the alumni team throughout 2014/15.

We know that there is a wealth of creativity out there and I am looking forward to seeing the t-shirt worn with panache wherever our alumni are and whatever they are doing. Please send us the evidence!

Jane DenholmDirector of Alumni Engagement and Judge

Submission deadline

Designs must be submitted by midnight on 2nd May 2014.

Please download the document below for the full terms and conditions including the competition rules and information regarding the format of submissions.