SECO 100 T-Shirt Design Contest Guidelines


There is no entry fee to submit a design. All entrants must be currently registered as an optometry student at any accredited optometry school.

Rules and Guidelines

This contest is open to all optometry students.

All designs must be original creations of the contestant, and incorporate all of the required design components outlined below and encompassing The SECO 100 brand (i.e. colors, trademarks, logos). Submissions must not have been previously published and must not contain profanity, trademarks, other organization's logos, or any copyrighted works of any other person or business.

Design(s) must be submitted in .pdf format, on the at the bottom of this page via the submission form by 11:59pm (ET) on December 31st, 2022.

Designs must be created in either Adobe (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), Canva, or CorelDRAW.

Winning designer agrees to sign a waiver to allow SECO International the use of their design, free of charge, for any and all printing and promotional purposes.

Contest winner must agree to submit a high-resolution layered vector art file within 7 days of notification and agree to work with the Association's printer if slight changes/modifications are necessary for production. If not, an alternate winner may be chosen due to meet the production deadlines.

By submitting an entry, you are agreeing to all contest rules. If you have any questions, please email

How Winner is Selected

Entries will be evaluated by an independent internal panel of judges and will be reviewed for:

  • Concept and originality of design
  • Visibility from a reasonable distance
  • Adherence to design and submission rules and guidelines
  • Adherence to SECO100 branding guidelines, including logo usage, colors, and typefaces
  • Successfully capturing the spirit of the 100 year celebration
  • Totality of design and production readiness

Upon final review, the top three designs will be presented for a public vote from the SECO community (limit of one vote per person). Votes must be submitted by 11:59pm (ET) on January 15, 2023 via the t-shirt contest website. If a tie breaker is required, the Executive Committee of SECO International will make the final decision.

Media Release: By submitting artwork, you agree that if your design wins, SECO International retains first printing rights and a free license, in perpetuity, to utilize the design on t-shirts and other promotional items, and marketing, fundraising, and public relations materials. You are guaranteeing that your design does not contain any copyrighted material, including images/copy found on the internet, unless clearly marked as published under a Creative Commons (cc) license. Contest entrants who are not selected as the winning designer(s) retain all rights to their artwork.


Required Design Components

The winning design will be placed on the front of the official SECO 100 t-shirt. (Please note: all t-shirts will be white, not subject to change.)

Theme: Design theme must include SECO 100 and the SECO 100 Logo. Click here for the official logo, which is only to be used as presented.

Colors: The winning design will be printed on a white shirt. Design can use up to four (4) of the following approved colors.


Design Software: Designs must be created in either Adobe (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), Canva, or CorelDRAW. Designs created using t-shirt design websites like, Bonfire, CafePress, and Zazzle will NOT be accepted)

Publicity and Agreement: Contest entry constitutes an agreement by the submitting designers to grant free license of all copyrights of the submitted works to SECO International in perpetuity, for publicity and promotional purposes. Top two finalists will be subject to approval by SECO International prior to public voting.

Submission Form