Our members (primarily environmental scientists) have the option of receiving a t-shirt as an appreciation gift for their annual membership donation. We have been designing t-shirts for over 30 years and the new shirt design is much anticipated each year. The most popular designs have included images which represent Costa Rica well, especially tropical animals -- hummingbirds, frogs, butterflies, insects.
Must haves: Our logo, the word "Amigo"
The 2010 design can be seen in the link below and I uploaded it as an example. This was designed by one of our alumni and very well received.
Other links provided:
Our website: www.ots.ac.cr
our flickr account: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ots-oet
Photo gallery: http://www.esintro.co.cr/laselva_photo_gallery.shtml
Tips -- avoid pictures from the BioCursos program on the Flickr account. (These are excursions outside of our stations)
About our audience: Our members are intelligent and many are experts in their respective fields, so accuracy is key. (i.e. don't include an image of of a bird found in Nicaragua).
colors: Our official HEX colors are #7bc143, #fdbb30, #f26631 -- You do not have to use these colors, I'm only providing this as a matter of reference. Our logo can be changed to one color. The final design must be for the front of a t-shirt only and a limit of 3 colors. (The IRS regulates how much we can spend per t-shirt so we need to keep the printing costs down.) The color of the t-shirt is open, though since we used kelly green last year, we want to avoid that this year. We will print on Gilden 100% Ultra Cotton Tees. The available color choices can be found on the link below.
We will select 4 designs to be promoted to our audience through our monthly e-newsletter. Our members will have the final say! For your protection and copyright issues, the images will stay on the DesignContest server and DC will provide us with the direct URLs to the images for insertion into our online newsletter.