The brief:

Got an awesome idea for a hoody design? Using the back of a hoody as your canvas, design your own original artwork inspired by the theme; ‘Life as a Middlesex Student’ and show us what being a Middlesex student means to you!  If your design is chosen, it will be sold as an official Middlesex University limited edition product – plus the 3 finalists will win a cash prize!

The winner will have the opportunity to work alongside our experienced Graphic Designer in January 2021 to finalise the hoody design for print and, from February 2021, your hoody will be available for purchase as a new limited-edition product sold through your Students’ Union.

MDXSU invites students of all levels and academic backgrounds to take part and share their creative flare!

How to enter:

  1. Read the FAQs and Terms & Conditions
  2. Download the hoody design template
  3. Design your hoody!
  4. Submit your design by 11:59pm on Sunday 31 January 2021!

 

FAQs

What are the prizes?

One lucky winner will have their design printed on the back of a limited edition hoody, which will be included in the MDX Merch range from February 2021.
 
Our 3 finalists will also receive:
1st Prize:
  • £75 cash 
  • 1 free limited-edition hoody featuring your design
2nd Prize:
  • £50 cash
  • A free piece of merchandise up to the value of £25
3rd Prize:
  • £25 cash
  • A free piece of merchandise up to the value of £25

What format do I need to submit my design in?

You can submit your design in any format. You could print out the hoody template, draw your design, scan it and submit it. You could use any Adobe Creative Suite application or Inkscape. You could even use Microsoft Paint!
We are interested in the initial concept of your design, and not necessarily your final product. The winner will work with our Graphic Designer to refine their design and convert it into the appropriate format for our suppliers to print onto the hoody. If you have any concerns surrounding the format of your submission, please contact a.hill@mdx.ac.uk.

Who can enter the competition

The competition is free to enter and is available to all students at Middlesex University London. Whether you study art and design or enjoy drawing as a hobby, you can enter.

Can I change my design after it has been submitted?

If you want to change your design, you can do so by resubmitting via the form before 11:59pm on 31st January 2021. Once the submission period has closed, you will no longer be able to submit or change a design.

How many designs can I enter?

You can only enter one design. If you need to change your design after submission, you can do so, but only the design submitted at the latest date will be accepted.

Can I have help from a friend or family member?

Yes, but they cannot do all the work for you. The design needs to be your own.

Can I use a photo as part of my design?

Unfortunately, for this competition we are unable to accept designs that include photos.

Can I use the Middlesex University logo?

Under no circumstances will entrants be allowed to use, edit, alter or rearrange the Middlesex University logo. The logo will be printed on the front of the hoody and must remain as it is shown on the template. Any submission that uses the logo within the design will not be accepted.

 

Terms & Conditions

  • All designs must be submitted by 11:59 pm Sunday 31st January 2021. Designs entered after this date will not be accepted.
  • Designs can be created on any type of application, including hand drawings that are scanned and submitted.
  • Participants must submit designs within the specified design space outlined in the template provided. Designs that fall outside of the design space will not be accepted.
  • Plagiarised submissions or submissions using copyrighted material will not be accepted. It must be your own original artwork.
  • Participants may not to use photographs as part of their design. Our supplier is unable to print photographs onto clothing. Designs containing photo images will not be accepted.
  • Regardless of whether the designer has obtained licensing rights or not, it is prohibited to use representations which include, evoke or imitate specific persons or intellectual properties which belong to other third parties, including but not limited to characters, brands, logos, images, illustrations, styles, compositions and linguistic expressions.
  • Under no circumstances will entrants be allowed to use, edit, alter or rearrange the Middlesex University logo. The logo will be printed on the front of the hoody and must remain as it is shown on the template. Any submission that uses the logo within the design will not be accepted.