Student Design Contest



The BGS Store needs some fresh new merch, so we're looking to student members like YOU to create new and inspiring designs for t-shirts, hoodies and more.

We'd like you to design a graphic or illustration* that captures the spirit of BGS from the eyes of the members—something you'll be proud to wear and display!

Fill out the form below with the necessary information and upload your design. From there, BGS staff will select the finalists, and then we'll have the community vote to determine the winner.

*Please note that this contest isn't intended as a new logo or rebranding exercise for BGS.


One winner will receive:

  • Their own line of limited edition gear featuring their design in the BGS store.
  • One of each item displaying their winning graphic.
  • A $100 credit to use on any BGS Store merchandise.
    • Credit will be a single-use credit and must be used on a single order. It can not be split over multiple orders.
    • Credit will expire 90 days after receipt.

The Rules

  1. The deadline to submit your design is January 31, 2020.
    • Any designs submitted after 11:59pm (CT) on January 31, 2020 will not be considered.
  2. A maximum of 3 design submissions per member; additional submissions will not be considered.
  3. You must be enrolled at a school with a BGS chapter at the time of your submission.
  4. Designs may utilize the BGS logo or key (see below to download) but it's not required you do so.
    • If you choose to use these logos, please do not edit or manipulate their design, colors or text.
  5. Designs should not be larger than 11 x 11 inches (or 28 x 28 cm).
  6. Submitted designs must be in vector format (SVG, EPS, PDF or AI file formats).
    • "Package" the file to include all images and fonts.
    • Files should have a minimum of 300 dpi.
    • Colors should be in CMYK.
  7. Once your design has been submitted, BGS will retain the rights to your design to be used on BGS merchandise and for other promotional purposes.


Don't have Adobe Illustrator? Download a free version here. Prefer to use Adobe Photoshop? F
ind a free version of Photoshop here.

If you're not comfortable using standard design software, you can still create something awesome! There are lots of simple, free, easy-to-use online design tools out there (and many don't require you to download anything).

We recommend trying out Canva and Pixlr—both platforms offer robust free versions that can help you create your designs. (Just make sure you have the rights to use any images included in your designs.)

Download the logos