Durbin Creek Elementary

Parent Teacher Organization

2022-2023 Spirit Shirt Design Contest

The 2021-2022 school year is almost done. And while we are sad for this year to come to an end, we are excited to be working on the 2022-2023 school year! 

We are currently in the process of designing and ordering spirit wear for next year, and we want your help! 

We are inviting everyone to participate in a Design Contest to create one of the t-shirt designs for next year! 

We must receive your design by April 25, 2022   Deadline Extended to May 1

Voting will take place on Facebook and in the Classrooms between
May 13 at 8:30 am to May 16 at 8:30 am. 

It is time to VOTE! For one of our 2022-2023 Spirit Shirt Designs!

Voting will be open from 8:30 AM on Friday, May 13 through 8:30 AM on Monday, May 16.

Students will have the opportunity to vote in their classrooms and our DCE Families can cast their vote online on our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/DurbinCreekElementaryPTO.

Online votes will be counted by the number of reactions each design receives.

The winner of this contest will be announced at school on the Morning News and on our website and social pages.

We received so many amazing and beautiful designs! Thank you to everyone who submitted a design.

Top 3 Designs - Vote on Facebook


Other Design Submissions





  • Each individual may only submit one design and must include a completed registration form.
  • The design should be on the front of the shirt and should be contained within a 14" by 17" area.
  • Submit a clean version of your design, free of stray pencil or erasure marks. 
  • If submitting a digital copy of your design, the submission should be saved to 300 dpi to produce a quality output. 
  • Acceptable files are high resolution JPGs, TIFFs, AI and EPS files.
  • Designs must be in good taste and may not contain any foul language, discriminatory, religious, and/or political statements and/or symbols. Profanity and obscenities are not permitted.
  • Your design must be wholly original. By submitting a design you are guaranteeing that you hold rights to everything in it, and that it does not contain any copyrighted material, including images/copy found on the internet, unless clearly marked as published under a creative commons (cc) license. 

Designs will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Concept/originality
  • Captures spirit of Durbin Creek Elementary
  • Striking and memorable design 
  • Visibility – eye-catching and visible from a reasonable distance
  • Completeness of design – must be ready for print
  • Feasibility/must be easy to reproduce

Submission Guidelines and Agreement:

  • All entries must be submitted with a completed registration form.
  • Durbin Creek Elementary PTO will have printing rights to your design. The winner and image of the design will be recognized on our social media and will receive one free shirt.
  • Contest begins on Monday, April 4, 2022
  • You must submit your design by midnight ET, Monday, May 1, 2022
  • Entries will be judged by the DCE PTO Executive board, selecting three finalists.
  • Voting begins on 9:00 AM EST on Monday, May 2, 2022. Finalists’ designs will be posted on the DCE PTO's Facebook and Instagram page, utilizing likes as a voting mechanism, and shown on the morning news for students to vote in their homeroom class.
  • Voting closes at 9:00 PM EST on Friday May 6, 2022.
  • The winner will be notified by email after the close of the voting period once all votes are tabulated, via the information provided on the entry form.
  • Please note that the DCE PTO reserves the right to make adjustments to the winning design.

Upon contacting a winner and determining that they have met all eligibility requirements of the contest, the winning design will be declared the “winner” of the contest via social post, the DCE PTO website, and DCE Morning News.

By submitting you are agreeing to all contest rules. If you have any questions, please email DurbinCreekElementaryPTO@gmail.com

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