The winner of the 2023 EDL T-shirt contest is Alžbeta Šáleková –Slovenská Republika. Congratulations!
"When creating the design, I wanted to express the idea of the competition in a simple and clear way. I chose human natural means of communication as the main components. They are depicted by one interconnected variable line. It symbolically materializes the words leading from mouth to ear, at the same time thus representing a mutual conversation. The variability of the shapes used points to the diversity of languages, information, themes, and cultures, which enriches and develops them."
The winner of the 2022 EDL T-shirt contest is Dominika Maj – Gliwice / Polska. Congratulations!
"I’m a graphic design high school student (ZSE-T im. Cichociemnych, Gliwice / Poland). My goal was to create a universal theme, understandable to everyone, regardless of their origin. The light bulb symbol alludes to creativity and self-discovery through collaboration with other people. Knowledge of languages allows us not only to communicate, but above all to develop. Participation in the competition was a great opportunity for me to prove myself and create something on my own - for everyone."
The winner of the 2022 EDL T-shirt contest is Oana Cătălina Neag – România. Congratulations!
"I made this design thinking about the diversity we have in Europe both in language and culture. Through the three different shapes which I animated with different expressions, I tried to evoke the idea of conversation and the fact that this day, the European Day of Languages, gives us the opportunity to realize that we are all Europeans, even if we have different "shapes" we all have something to learn from each other and the fastest way is through conversation."
The winner of the 2021 EDL T-shirt contest is Tímea Svetková – Slovenská Republika. Congratulations!
"As a student of graphic design, I wanted to make
creative and simple at the same time. One of my first ideas was to create a mascot, that would perfectly
this competition and what other animal than parrot? Parrot for me represents an animal that can talk in
single language, if you teach him. Under his wings he unites languages and therefore for me it represents
the most. This competition was a great opportunity for me to make something meaningful in a modern
The winner of the 2020 EDL T-shirt contest is Catalina María Puebla Coenen – España. Congratulations!
"To make the design of this T-shirt, I was inspired by European languages which are symbolically lines that connect people by giving touches of glittering colours to our lives. I think the T-shirt fits perfectly with the philosophy of the competition."
The winner of the 2019 EDL T-shirt contest is Emilė Žandauskaitė – Vilnius/Lietuvos Respublika. Congratulations!
"This task was a completely new experience for me as I got acquainted with modern forms of art. As a result it encouraged me to keep looking for more as well as setting my creativity free. I drew what I felt and what seemed to be the best at that exact moment. I wanted to create something interesting and that could reflect the main idea of the contest. Winning the contest dispelled all my doubts about what I am capable of and I am truly happy about it."
The winner of the 2018 EDL T-shirt contest is Emily Van Cantfort – Vilnius/Lietuvos Respublika. Congratulations!
"I first studied graphic design and then started studying office management. As part of an assignment at a language exchange, we held our own competition for the best t-shirt design. I eventually won this, so I decided to also take part in the real competition. Luckily!"