Design a Shirt

The Association for Women in the Sciences want to promote women working in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) with a line of awesome, beautiful and creative clothing.

It’ll be available online, in a variety of sizes, colours and designs. And all profits will go towards supporting the amazing women working in science across New Zealand.

That’s where you come in

We’re looking for creative designs that promote women in science, women in technology, and women in engineering. And look real good while doing it.

If you think you’ve got what it takes (and you’re keen to get your hands on $150 worth of new clothes), you can start designing today.

Creative, but not so crafty? If you have a brilliant idea, but need help with the design, try contacting your local design school or tertiary education provider to see if a student could help as part of their training.)

The Rules

As with every competition, there are a few rules. Keep in mind that your design should:

  • Be easily reproducible on clothing. 
  • Include the AWIS logo (you can find it below). 
  • Be high resolution (minimum 300dpi) jpg files of 40x45cm. 
  • Be submitted to by end of play on 18 September 2020.


  • Submissions close: 18 September 2020.
  • First round of voting: 5 October to 16 October 2020.
  • Final round of voting: 26 October to 1 November 2020.
  • Winner announced: 10 November 2020 (World Science Day).
  • Clothing available online from November 2020.

The fine print

This competition is open to all residents of New Zealand. By entering this competition you agree for your name to be shared in all media and promotion around the competition. All designs will be shared via AWIS’ website and social media and the public will be asked to vote on their favourites. The top three designs will then go through a further round of voting before the winner is chosen. The winning design will be used for AWIS’ clothing line for at least the next two years, with the name and affiliation of the creative acknowledged on the AWIS website and in any publicity. The winner will receive $150 to spend on AWIS branded clothing.

For designers

Submit your design to by end of play on 18 September 2020. Designs should be supplied as high resolution (minimum 300dpi) jpg files of 40x45cm. NOTE: AWIS will work with the winner to ensure the final file is suitable for printer purposes.

AWIS colours are Purple (Pantone 2685U R:118; G:91; B:167) and Red (Pantone 185U R:185; G:163; B:227), the AWIS font is Avenir

Logo files (.png):

Full AWIS logo

AWIS logo icon

AWIS black outline