Photo: We want you to design the next Suzuki supporter T-shirt!

Your design could be on our next T-shirt! Submit yours by August 10th, 2011

By Michiah Prull, Community Leadership Coordinator and Aryne Sheppard, Community Leadership Manager

(Scroll down for detailed design guidelines)

Got creative design ideas? We want 'em!

We're looking for an awesome new design for our volunteer T-shirts. So we're holding a contest. The winning design will be printed on T-shirts worn by our staff, volunteers, close supporters, and yes, even David Suzuki himself. And if bragging rights aren't enough, the winner will also receive a T-shirt signed by David Suzuki!

The theme for this year's contest is the Foundation's Declaration of Interdependence, which was drafted in 1991 and still inspires our work today. In particular, the T-shirt design should reflect the closing sentence of the Declaration:

"At this turning point in our relationship with Earth, we work for an evolution: from dominance to partnership; from fragmentation to connection; from insecurity, to interdependence."

Read the full Declaration and watch a video of our founders reading it online.

We are accepting design submissions until August 10th.

Detailed rules and design guidelines are below — please read them carefully. Submissions that do not meet these requirements won't be considered.

Happy designing! We can't wait to see what you come up with!

T-Shirt Design Contest Rules


The contest is open to all Canadian residents except directors and employees of the David Suzuki Foundation. This includes their immediate families, cohabitants, agents or contractors. Designs entered must not have been previously published. Legal considerations require restricting the contest to Canadian residents. Our apologies to supporters residing outside the country.

Publication & Prize

The winning design will be printed on our 2011-12 volunteer T-shirts. In addition, the winning designer will be featured on our website. The David Suzuki Foundation reserves the non-exclusive right to publish any entry and/or use any entry in promotional material.

The winner will receive a T-shirt featuring their own design and signed by David Suzuki!

Format & Design Consideration

  • The T-shirts on which the design will be printed will be sage green.
  • Each design can include a maximum palette of 2 separate colours.
  • Design will be featured on the front of the t-shirt and should fit within 12 × 12 inches
  • Design to high resolution (at least 150dpi), but submit via email a smaller file at less resolution (72dpi max)
  • Designs that are offensive or deemed to conflict with the mission, value, or philosophy of the David Suzuki Foundation will not be considered.

Entries and Submission Instruction

Limit of two entries per entrant. Please send low-resolution files to If your design is selected as a finalist, you will be contacted for a high-quality rendering.


Entries must be submitted by August 10th, 2011.


The David Suzuki Foundation cannot be held responsible for entries that are lost, damaged or delayed. The David Suzuki Foundation is not responsible for any failure of the website during this contest, nor is it responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of computer online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software. It is not responsible for any email or online entry lost due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to an entrant's or any other person's computer or property related to or resulting from downloading any material in the promotion.

If you have any questions regarding the theme, design specifications, your eligibility, or the rules of this contest, please contact

July 19, 2011

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