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Design a University of Sydney hoodie

Show us what Sydney means to you

Want to have your design featured on a University of Sydney hoodie? Create and submit your unique design for the chance to collaborate on a limited-edition University hoodie and win $1000. 

What does Sydney mean to you?

Is it our sprawling campuses across Sydney and Greater Sydney? Is it the clubs and societies you're a part of? Or, is it the sense of community you feel at the University?

Whatever it may be, we want you to show us what my Sydney means to you with your unique design.

Enter the 'Why Sydney' hoodie design competition by Sunday 23 April 2023 for the chance to have your design featured on a limited-edition University of Sydney hoodie and win $1000 in the form of a gift-card. 

How do I enter the competition?

Entering the 'Why Sydney' hoodie design competition is as easy as one, two, three! 

  1. Create an original design which addresses the following theme: 'What does Sydney mean to you?'
  2. Write a 100-word summary on the thinking behind the design. 
  3. Submit your design file as an attachment (JPG, PNG, PDF or TIFF file; maximum design size guide: 30 cm wide by 40 cm high; 6 colours or less) through the entry form by Sunday 23 April.

For more information on submission requirements, read the competition terms and conditions.

Who can enter the competition? 

All currently enrolled University of Sydney students who are over 18 years of age can enter the 'Why Sydney' hoodie design competition.

What are the guidelines for the design?

Your design will be printed on the back of a hoodie. It will need to be:

  • either a JPG, PNG, PDF or TIFF file
  • maximum design size guide: 30 cm wide by 40 cm high
  • 6 colours or less

If you're using design software, please save an editable version of your design (For example, Photoshop, InDesign or Illustrator file) in case minor changes are needed to ensure the design can be printed. 

Use the hoodie design template (PDF, 373KB) as a guide.

What is the competition period? 

The competition launches on Monday 13 March and will close on Sunday 23 April. 

What is the judging process for the competition? 

There will be two rounds of judging for the competition. 

Round one: Monday 24 April – Friday 5 May

Enteries will be judged by a special Industry Judge, Echo Liu the founder of Holly Molly, and the USU President. From this judging round, two competition enteries will be short-listed as follows:

  1. Industry Judge's Choice; and 
  2. USU President's Choice 

Round 2: Monday 8 May – Monday 15 May 

The Industry Judge's Choice and USU President's Choice will then go to a 'People's choice' selection, where the entrant with the most likes on the University of Sydney's Instagram channel by Monday 15 May 2023, 5 pm, will win the competition.

When will the winner be annouced? 

The winner and runner-up will be annouced via our Instagram on Wednesday 17 May.

Where can I purchase the hoodie with the winning design? 

The hoodie with the winning design can be purchased from USU stores on campus and online from the start of our Welcome Program for Semester 2 (mid-July–August).

Entry form