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Speyer Spirit T-shirt (and Laptop Sleeve) Design Challenge

Thanks for participating in the Speyer Spirit Shop’s Speyer Spirit T-shirt (and Laptop Sleeve) Design Challenge.  Here are the official guidelines for 2022:
  • The challenge is open to all Speyer students.
  • Artwork must be original and be the student’s own work.
  • Digital works are accepted, however, no copyrighted or rights-restricted materials can be used.
  • If submitting a digital design, create a canvas at 8.5”x11” and save it as a high-resolution JPG.
  • Final designs will be printed in either dark or white ink only and in school colors—black, grays, white, blues.
  • The Speyer logo will be printed on the back of each shirt. It is not required to use it in the design.
  • One student design from Lower School and one from Middle school will be selected to be printed on t-shirts and laptop sleeves sold at
  • Final selections will be made by a committee that includes Mr. Donovan, Ms. Cristella, Dr. Heather, Mr. Sherry, Mr. Fortunato, the Advancement Team, and several faculty members.
  • An announcement of the selected designs will be made 1/30.

    Here's what you need to do for the challenge:


    This year's theme is

    “Dragons Rising”

    Two years ago the world changed, yet we remained ‘Dragon Strong.’ We’re not out of it yet, but we’re on our way. Let's stay optimistic and focus on a bright future ahead.

    We’re looking for “inspeyered” expressions of hope, kindness, courage, strength, and creativity. You can use your current curriculum to inspire you; or, feel free to explore your own unique interpretation with form, line, shape, space, texture, value, and type.


    Download the PDF worksheet here to experiment and explore. Take time to develop your concepts. Brainstorm, sketch, sleep on it, make changes, do it over, do it better. Give it your best and have fun!


    In-school: Place entries in the Speyer Design Challenge box at security

    Online: Upload entries at


    This opportunity is being brought to you by the Speyer Spirit Shop. We hope you enjoy it!

    If you have any questions, please email and we’ll get back to you asap!