NLSC Pin and T-shirt Design Challenge

2018 National Conference Pin and T-shirt Design Challenge

(Please read ALL of the following information carefully before beginning so as not to be disqualified)

SkillsUSA is sponsoring a national conference pin and T-shirt design challenge that is open to all dues-paying student members of the organization. The winning designs will become the official pin or T-shirt for the 2018 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. The pin and T-shirt will be produced by the SkillsUSA Store.

Two designs will be selected. One will be used for the pin and one for the T-shirt. All designs submitted should be appropriate for use on a pin or T-shirt. All entries must be submitted to SkillsUSA exactly as directed in the rules below, and all entries become the property of SkillsUSA once submitted. Only one entry/design per SkillsUSA member is permitted.


This challenge is open to all registered SkillsUSA student members who are enrolled in a career and technical education program at a high school or college/postsecondary institution with an active SkillsUSA chapter. Membership for the 2017-18 school year will be verified by the national headquarters (the name must appear on a roster for this school year).

Only one entry/design per SkillsUSA member is permitted.


All entries must be received (not postmarked) in the SkillsUSA national headquarters by close of business on Feb. 5, 2018, by mail (USPS, FedEx, UPS, etc.) only. Do not send electronic entries due to issues receiving large electronic files, printing files with accurate colors, etc.

 2018 Winners

Congratulations to this year’s winner of the national conference pin design challenge Brianna Gozun. She’s a graphic design student at the Career Academy at Anthis in Fort Wayne, Ind. Her advisor is Karen Gillie.

This year’s winner of the national conference T-shirt design challenge is Sebastian Cortez, a graphic design student at Combs High School in San Tan Valley, Ariz. His advisor is Paul Schreel.

Both students will be recognized at the Opening Ceremony of the National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville this June. 

Previous winners