What's in your wallet? Next fall, maybe your student ID card design

October 22, 2015 - 8:54am

Talk about plastic surgery.

The UO wants to perform a facelift on one of the most common expressions of university membership: the student ID card. So the Division of Student Life and the EMU card office are giving students a chance to do some digital doctoring in a contest to select the best new design for this very important placard.

Proposals also are being accepted for the name of the card, either as part of a redesign or on its own. Quack Card, anyone?

It’s a contest, so of course there are rules. Here’s what you need to know:

  • You must be a UO student
  • Your design or name cannot include trademarked material
  • All required elements — name, date, photo and UO logo — must be included in the design
  • All design elements must be on the front of the card
  • The design can be vertical or horizontal
  • The design must have a full bleed off the card edges
  • Text must be clearly legible with sufficient contrast from the background
  • Designs must follow UO brand and color standards, found at brand.uoregon.edu/logo-system
  • No more than five entries per person
  • Judges cannot mentor or help with submissions
  • Names of entrants will be hidden from judges

The deadline for entries is Monday, Nov. 2, at 5 p.m. All entries should be sent to Student Life Marketing and Communications at slmarketing@uoregon.edu in PDF format.  The winner will be asked to provide the design files.

The template shown above this story shows the elements that need to be included in all entries, but how they are arranged and what additional material to include is up to the designers.

A panel of judges will review and choose a winner in November, and all participants will be notified when the winner has been chosen. The new design will be used starting in fall 2016.