Event Shirt Design Competition

2025 Competition Closed

The Shirt Design Competition has closed for 2025. An incredible amount of fantastic designs were submitted this year, and we’d like to thank everyone who created a design for the competition.

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Feel free to view the guidelines and requirements for the 2025 competition below, to inspire your 2026 submission!

    The Exciting Bit!

    The 2025 South32 Rottnest Channel Swim Shirt Design Competition is now open!

    We’re looking for entries that capture the feeling and excitement of the day for swimmers, support crew and spectators. The 2025 South32 Rottnest Channel Swim is the 35th anniversary, with the Swim being held from 1991 – 2025.

    Don’t feel that you have to use RCSA’s brand colours or follow the black lines – creativity is the key and we can’t wait to see what you come up with!

    If you would like to check out the last 20+ years winning designs check out our webpage or historical event shirts we have for sale.

    Entries close 5:00pm Monday, 3 June 2024 (AWST) – get designing now or miss out!

    The Prize

    The winner will receive acknowledgement in the official 2025 Yearbook, a complimentary official Event Shirt in their size, as well as a choice of either a Team or Duo complimentary entry into the 2025 South32 Rottnest Channel Swim OR a cash prize of AUD $500.00.

    Email marketing@rottnestchannelswim.com.au for more information.

    Submitting your Design

    Please include the following details within your email:

    • Full Name
    • Age
    • Postal Address
    • Email
    • Contact Number (include international code if based overseas)
    • Where can we find examples of your work? (social media accounts, website, portfolio etc.)
    • A short blurb about your design

    Competition Terms and Conditions

    • All entrants are welcome, regardless of their residential address or age.
    • All entrants agree to these terms and conditions, upon submission of their design.
    • Entrants can submit one entry only per person, per year.
    • The Event must be referred to as ‘South32 Rottnest Channel Swim’.
    • Only four colours can be used and must be printable in block colour (white can be used as a fifth colour).
    • The design must be of A4 size in portrait orientation.
    • The design is for the back/reverse side of the Event Shirt ONLY – nothing can be printed on the front. The front is reserved for the year, Event logo and sponsor logos.
    • The design may also be used for other purposes including other merchandise (not limited to the stubby holder and race packs) and/or promotional material.
    • The official naming rights sponsor, South32’s copyright logo may be added to the final design, at the discretion of the RCSA.
    • The design must be the artist’s original work.
    • If the design features any reference to cultural elements or similar, the artist must ensure they are permitted to do so.
    • The design must be provided in high-resolution PDF.
    • The design must be available in a format which separates each colour layer (e.g. PSD or AI file).
    • The design must include PMS colours.
    • The RCSA will own the copyright of the design.
    • The RCSA may use the concept, part of or whole design.
    • The artist will be contacted if any changes are to be made to the design.
    • Entries must include the entrant’s full name, age, postal address, email and contact number.
    • The RCSA will choose the successful design entirely at its discretion, from the submitted entries, or from other proposals whether or not part of this competition, or may not choose any design at all.
    • Entrants shall have no claim whatsoever against the RCSA for anything or any costs incurred, or any other matter arising out of this competition.
    • The competition opens 9:00am Wednesday, 1 May and closes 5:00pm Monday, 3 June 2024 (AWST). Late entries will not be accepted.
    • The RCSA reserves the right to change the terms and conditions of this competition
      without notice.
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