EDL.ECML.AT/TSHIRTCONTEST

EDL T-Shirt Contest

Your design
 goes here!

Send us your design/image/graphic and have your layout on the official EDL T-Shirt!

  1. Please keep in mind that the design should be about languages, not countries. So please don't use flags or similar.
  2. You can use up to 3 colours.
  3. If you have versions using different colours, send all of them in one email, we will select the ones that we like the most.
  4. Keep in mind that we need a simple design that is not too complex or that has small details. This will increase printing quality.
  5. The design cannot go over the seams of the t-shirt, it must be placed on the front. Keep in mind that the maximum printing surface is 30 cm x 30 cm
  6. The design cannot contain third party copyright logos or material.
  7. By sending us the design you agree that we can use it free of charge on our websites, on the t-shirts and on promotional media (such as Facebook or flyers). Of course we will always add your name to it.
  8. Submission deadline: 31 December .
The winner will also receive up to 10 t-shirts to give to his/her classmates!

Submit your design here

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We would like to thank all of the entrants for taking part. With so many excellent designs among the well over 2,000 entries received, it proved an extremely difficult task to select just one winner this year!

EDL T-shirt contest winners 2022

The winner of the contest to design an EDL t-shirt  for 2022 is Dominika Maj from Poland. 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 second winner of the contest to design an EDL t-shirt  for 2022 is Oana Cătălina Neag from Romania. 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."


Idea for school teachers: create a padlet for your class to show all designs. See this example from Cité scolaire du Couserans High school, Ariège, France.

წელს ბევრი შესანიშნავი კრეატიული დიზაინი მივიღეთ - სამწუხაროა, რომ მხოლოდ ერთი გამარჯვებული გვყავს. აი, რამდენიმე მაგალითი....


Dávid Szőke
Slovakia
 

Federica Ferrini
Italy
 

Namitraj Pruthi
India
 

Hana Stonová Prančlová
Czech Republic
 

Francesca Scocco
Italy 
 

Julia Bugárová
Slovakia
 

Scurtu Diana Mirabela
Romania
 

Butilica Roberto
Italy
 

Tomiris Tkatova
Cyprus
 

Nela Tokárová
Slovakia
 

Ines Ozogányová
Slovakia
 

Enrico Guarise
Italy
 

Christina Apostolidy
Greece
 

Lucas Oliveira
Portugal
 

Julia Baranek
Poland
 

Denis Repka
Slovakia
 

Jessika Fontanive
Italy
 

Robert Andrei Sandu
Italy
 

Ralitsa Totseva
Bulgaria
 

Isabel Palma Vázquez
Spain
 

EDL T-shirt contest winner 2021

The winner of the 2021 EDL T-shirt contest is Tímea Svetková from Slovakia. Congratulations!

"As a student of graphic design, I wanted to make something creative and simple at the same time. One of my first ideas was to create a mascot, that would perfectly capture this competition and what other animal than parrot? Parrot for me represents an animal that can talk in every single language, if you teach him. Under his wings he unites languages and therefore for me it represents unity the most. This competition was a great opportunity for me to make something meaningful in a modern artform."

Some entries for the 2021 contest



Lenka Karšaiová
Slovakia
 

Matouš Jan Vrba
Czech Republic
 

Aleksandra Milojković
Serbia
 

Manuela Teixeira 
Portugal
 

Irene Morro Ramos 
Spain
 

Elisa Esposito 
Italy
 

Dilek Bekiroglou 
Greece
 

Julie Cancellaro 
Czech Republic 
 

Henrique Ribeiro 
Portugal
 

Jéssica Simões 
Portugal
 

Darya Neznamova 
Russian Federation
 

Janina Tschabitscher 
Austria
 

Laura Farkas 
Slovakia
 

Alexandra Iosif 
Romania
 

Nina Rebecca Vitalošová 
Slovakia
 

Sophia Leopold-Muresan
Canada
 

EDL T-shirt contest winner 2020

The winner of the 2020 EDL T-shirt contest is Catalina María Puebla Coenen from Spain. 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."


EDL T-shirt contest winner 2019

The winner of the 2019 EDL T-shirt contest is Emilė Žandauskaitė from Vilnius Abraomas Kulvietis Classical Gymnasium/ Lithuania. Congratulation!

"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."


EDL T-shirt contest winner 2018

The winner of the 2018 EDL T-shirt contest is Emily Van Cantfort from Belgium. 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!"