FIDMDigitalarts Launching “A Clean, Green Tomorrow” T-Shirt Contest for High School Students

DEADLINE EXTENDED to APRIL 29! is excited to announce a T-shirt contest open to high school students! Create an inspirational graphic T-shirt design to celebrate Earth Day on April 22. The winner of the contest will receive a FIDM goody bag and the winning design will be featured on the FIDMDigitalarts Blog along with your photo and an interview with you!



(Above: "Rewind" clothing line, an imaginary apparel line created by FIDM Graphic Design Graduate, Christine Gentibano)

1. Design a T-shirt around the theme of “A Clean, Green Tomorrow.” You may use computer graphics, illustration, felt tip markers, colored pencils, or watercolors to create your design. Research and think about alternate forms of energy such as solar, wind, water and thermal energy to get inspiration for your design.
2. Write a short essay (150 words or less) about how you came up with your idea.
3. Scan your design and your essay to email it to Blog Editor, Mani O’Brien, at mo’ no later than Monday, April 11 Friday, April 29 (deadline extended).
4. Download the FIDM Information card (click here or the icon below) and include it as an attachment in your email.

Designs will be judged based on originality, use of color, how well your design supports the theme, and consideration for the entirety of the T-shirt. You may submit ONE T-shirt design.

The winner of the contest will be announced on Friday, April 15 May 6 and your design and interview will be published on the FIDMDigitalarts Blog!

For inspiration, click here to check out the portfolio featuring the work of recent FIDM Graphic Design Student, Christine Gentibano, who developed an imaginary line of eco-conscious apparel called “Rewind.”

ELIGIBILITY: This contest is open to any high school student who is a legal resident of the continental United States. Contest is void in Puerto Rico, U.S. territories and possessions, and where restricted or prohibited by law.

QUESTIONS? Contact us on Twitter (@fidmdigitalarts) or email Mani O’Brien at mo’



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Author: Mani O'Brien

Mani O’Brien is the Online Editor for the FIDMDigitalArts Blog and the Social Media Marketing Manager for FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in print journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications at Arizona State University in 2006, and Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design (Professional Designation) at FIDM in 2010. When she’s not brainstorming social media marketing ideas or writing about the graphic design and digital media, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading magazines, and hanging out with friends and family in Los Angeles.

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