Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Attention Graphic Designers in the RGV: UTRGV 2015 President's Holiday Card Contest

The Office of the President is seeking your help in designing the first official 2015 winter holiday card for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
Contestants are encouraged to submit general illustrations or campus photographs that are distinctive and/or iconic to the Rio Grande Valley region.
The contest will determine artwork only; words or messages are not to be included in final submissions.


  • 1st place $1,000 UTRGV scholarship
  • 2nd place $500 UTRGV scholarship
  • 3rd place $500 UTRGV scholarship

Who May Enter

Any UTRGV student in good academic and judicial standing may submit artwork (limited to one entry per person), along with the official entry form. Submissions without the entry form will not be considered.

How to Enter

Entries will be accepted until Friday, November 6.
Artwork must be submitted electronically and include an official entry form.
Submissions may be sent to umc@utrgv.edu or via the UTRGV OneDrive via my.utrgv.edu. A CD or USB drive may also be delivered to one of the following Office of the President locations:
One West University Blvd.
BRHP 2.212
Brownsville, Texas 78520
1201 W. University Dr.
SSBL 6.105
Edinburg, Texas 78539
2102 Treasure Hills Blvd.
Suite 3.100
Harlingen, Texas 78550

Design Specifications

  • Finished size: 7" x 5" with a .25” bleed.  Safety zone 6.75”x 4.75”.
  • Landscape or portrait orientation.
  • All artwork must be CMYK at 300 dpi.
  • Accepted formats: PDF, EPS, AI, TIF, JPEG (full quality, uncompressed only). If sending AI or EPS files, please convert all text to outlines.
  • Please submit artwork on USB, CD, at umc@utrgv.edu or via the UTRGV OneDrive at my.utrgv.edu.
  • Digital artwork that does not meet the resolution and quality requirements will not be considered.

Reproduction Rights

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will retain all reproduction rights to submitted artwork with credit given to the artist. UTRGV agrees not to sell any of the artwork or any reproduction of the artwork.
Artists warrant that they are the sole proprietor of the artwork and agree to assign all copyright and other intellectual property rights in the artwork to UTRGV. Entries must be original concept and constitute an original work and must not infringe on the protected rights of other artists or violate any applicable copyright laws.


All entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges selected by the Office of the President. Artwork will be judged on creativity and artistic merit.
The winner will be notified by email or phone.


The deadline for the contest is Friday, November 6, 2015.
For more information about the contest, call UTRGV University Marketing and Communications Office at (956) 665-2741 or email umc@utrgv.edu.


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