T-Shirt Design Contest

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The ICCS Executive Committee invites you to submit an original design to be featured on the official conference t-shirts. The design should incorporate complex systems ideas or concepts. Designs should be submitted by June 15, 2018. The ICCS Executive Committee will select the winner and announce their decision on June 25, 2018.


The winning contestant will receive two free t-shirts printed with their design, public recognition of their achievement, and the choice of (a) two free tickets to the Sunset Cruise on Saturday, July 21st, or (b) one free ticket to the Banquet on Wednesday, July 25th. (If you have already paid for the event, you will be reimbursed the amount.)


  • The contest is open to all conference participants.
  • Designs must be completely original to the submitter. No part of the design may infringe on another individual’s copyright.
  • Contestants may submit up to three entries.
  • Submissions should be emailed to programs@necsi.edu before the contest deadline of June 1, 2018. Please include “ICCS T-Shirt Contest” in the email subject line.
  • Designs should meet the below technical and design specifications.

Technical/Design Requirements

  • Designs must be at least 8 inches by 8 inches and 300 PPI.
  • Submitted files must be less than 10 MB. Accepted files types are: JPEG, JPG, GIF, PNG, and PDF. Higher resolution or original files may be requested from the winner.
  • The winning design will be printed onto a T-shirt. Designers should avoid using elements that do not print well, including:
    • No more than four (4) solid colors and no gradient colors
    • No small lines, details, or fonts
    • No large areas of background color
    • No fuzzy or pixelated elements
  • The t-shirt color options are white, black, and gray. Please specify which color would work best with your design.
  • Preferably, the design should incorporate the conference title, either "International Conference on Complex Systems" or the acronym "ICCS." Otherwise, these elements will be added to the winning design.


The executive committee reserves the right to modify the winning design as necessary. By entering the contest, the contestants allow the ICCS Executive Committee to use their submitted images to promote the conference. Otherwise, the contestant will retain copyright to their design and all other rights. The Executive Committee reserves the right not to use the winning design.



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