Event Shirt Design Competition

The 2025 Shirt Design Competition will open at 9am Wednesday, 1 May (AWST). Keep an eye on our social media for announcements.

The Exciting Bit!

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 Facebook.

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.

Competition Guidelines

  • All entrants are welcome, regardless of their residential address or age.
  • 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. This 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/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 indigenious elements, 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 design may be altered if it includes land names, traditional land names will be requested or added by the RCSA i.e. “Rottnest Island (Wadjemup)”.
  • 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 entrants full name, age, postal address, email address 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.