Think you've got what it takes to design a slick PNB Outreach Rep T-Shirt?

Your original design could be worn by our official PNB Outreach Reps, and you could win a chance at PNB fame and fort... well, fame!

The submissions have been entered! VOTE NOW FOR YOUR FAVOURITE!

Contest Details

Mmkay. How does this work?

  1. Download the Sample Template T-Shirt Design File
  2. Create your original design using a vector program like Inkscape [free + cross platform] or Adobe Illustrator [commercial, but available for access in the Lyons New Media Centre in Mills Library] and apply that to the template.
  3. Submit your design via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday February 22nd, 11:59PM, 2013, along with your name and contact details.
  4. Sit back and watch the entire department of PNB vote/comment on the entries and determine the winner.

Detailed Deadlines


  • Artwork Submission Deadline: February 22nd, 11:59PM 2013
  • Artwork Judging Deadline: February 28th, 5:00PM 2013
  • Announcement of Winner Deadline: Monday, March 4th, 2013


Sound simple enough? Let's get started!


  • CONSULT the Rules and Regulations for this contest
  • DOWNLOAD the Sample Template T-Shirt Design File
  • ENSURE your design is made using the template above, and created using a vector illustration program
  • SUBMIT your design files as well as a high-quality PNG version of your design to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Some resources to help you design the best t-shirt

 Everyone needs a little help. I'd start here.



Available Prizes

That's why you're here, right?

The winner's design will be featured on the department's Outreach T-shirts. That's kind of cool! To add to the fame, the winner will be featured on the PNB website - picture and bio!

Rules and Regulations

Rules and regulations - let's keep this honest


  • Original artwork only please. There should be no corporate logos or copyrighted images in or your artwork will not be considered.
  • Artwork submitted must be created in a vector program (alright, alright - enough already!) that means that bitmap images need to be traced into vector objects to ensure proper screening and scalability. (learn more about the difference)
  • The design should capture the spirit of PNB, and not be exclusive to a particular area of specialization (i.e. we all love the brain, but you shouldn't focus only on the Neuroscience aspect of PNB).
  • Inappropriate submissions will not be considered. What's considered inappropriate? If you wouldn't wear this tshirt design to visit a family member in a retirement home (even if you didn't have to explain what it meant), it won't be a submission we'll be entertaining.



Contact Department

Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (PNB)
Psychology Building (PC), Room 102
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton Ontario L8S 4K1