SURF T-Shirt Logo Competition

It's a SURF tradition! Each year the participants compete and vote on that year's SURF design. Be creative and enter the competition!


Try your hand at designing the official T-shirt for SURF 2016! All we ask is that the design contains “Purdue” and “SURF” using the Purdue colors of black, gold, white and grey, and we leave the rest up to you. The winner receives...all the fame and fortune that comes with producing a hit T-shirt!

Submit your design to Shahriar Karim by Wednesday, June 15. After all submissions are received, the winner will be determined by a vote of your SURF peers.


  • A minimum of 10 quality designs must be submitted
  • Design must be the original work by a SURF participant
  • Specify shirt color by using it as the background of your design: white, black, and gray.
  • Design is limited to two ink colors: black, gold, white, and gray
  • Design must include "SURF" and "Purdue" (but don't embed Purdue inside your design)
  • Do not alter official Purdue University licensed logos
  • Submit a max of 2 unique designs per student
  • You are welcome to use whatever software available to make your design but not proprietary T-shirt software (e.g., CUSTOM INK). Save a version in JPG to submit it to the T-shirt contest.
  • Send your entry in a JPEG format by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15.
  • For the winning design, we will need the highest quality image available, which may or may not be the JPG version.

Winner receives:

  • Gift Card
  • Recognition (aka bragging rights!)
  • A place in SURF History!


To view past winning logos, see the attachments below.