T-Shirt Contest

ELCA Youth Gathering T-Shirt ContestCalling all youth and young adult artists, designers, doodlers, and creatives to submit an original design for the official 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering participant t-shirt! The Gathering t-shirt is worn by all participants on their assigned service learning program day and one of the most visible identifiers of the Gathering.

Grand Prize
Design printed on the front of participant t-shirts
$100 Gift Certificate to the onsite Old Lutheran Store

When creating your design, consider the following:

  1. Designs must be one color.
  2. Designs will be screen printed on the front of t-shirts.
  3. T-shirts will be orange.
  4. A style guide for the 2018 theme is available on the resources page of our website.
  5. The ELCA and 2018 Gathering brandmarks will appear on the back of the shirt. Designs submitted for the contest may also incorporate one or both unedited brandmarks, but it is not required.
  • The contest will run from December 15, 2017 to January 15, 2018.
  • Contest is open to all youth and young adult participants attending the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston, TX. Young adults are considered 30 years and younger on July 1, 2018.
  • Designs may be created digitally or using traditional mediums and submitted as a scanned image.
  • Designs should be submitted digitally in JPEG file formats and emailed to gathering@elca.org with “Tshirt Design Contest_YOURLASTNAME” in the subject line ex. “Tshirt Design Contest_Johnson”.
  • All submissions should include the submission form available from ELCA.org/Gathering under resources.


Download T-Shirt Submission Form