“Unity” T-shirt design competition

Youth are the world’s future, and with over one billion youth living in 18 countries in the SCO region, SCOLAR Network unites youth leaders and scholars from across the SCO region to provide a broader platform for developing the youth community through culture, education, and entrepreneurship. Our vision is to positively impact the lives of one billion young people by 2050!

On September 15 this year, the SCO Summit of Heads of States will be held in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, where new countries (Egypt, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia) will be officially welcomed into the SCO family. The “Shanghai Spirit” – “mutual trust, mutual benefit, equality, consultation, respect for cultural diversity and pursuit of common development among the SCO members” – is the soul of the SCO and the SCO region, embodying the spirit of tolerance and unity.

On the occasion of the SCO summit, SCOLAR will hold the first “Unity” T-shirt design competition to provide a platform for imaginative youth to shine.

Theme Explanation

Unity: With empathy as the rudder, creativity as the paddle, and community as the harbor, we will set sail into the future.

Please design your T-shirts with “Unity” as the theme and bear in mind the following keywords: “Empathy, Community, Creativity,” and unleash your imagination.

Supplementary design materials: T-shirt sample templates, SCOLAR logo, etc., can be found in the following links.



  • Submissions open: 26 August  – 30 September, 2022 (by 24:00)
  • Public voting: 1-4September 2022 (by 24:00)
  • Result announcement: 5 September 2022

Awards Settings

All participants will receive a certificate of participation.

First prize

One person: certificate, 1,000 RMB bonus, a free T-shirt and souvenirs, a spot for the next Deep Dive.

Second prize

One person: certificate, 500 RMB bonus, free T-shirt and souvenirs.

Third prize

One person:  certificate, 200 RMB bonus,  and a free T-shirt and souvenirs.

Special Jury Selection award

SCOLAR logo must appear in the Special Jury Selection Award entries

Two nominations: certificate, 200 RMB bonus, and a free T-shirt and souvenirs.

Rules for judging

The scoring of the competition will adopt a combination of public voting (60%) and organizing committee judging (40%)


  1. Up to two versions of the design per person (T-shirt color is white, blue, or gray)
  2. The picture submitted should meet the requirements: in JPG format, 300dpi or above.
  3. Winners must provide the original files of the design after the results are announced.

Special Notifications

The best works will be put into production.

No copying or infringement of any existing artwork on the internet or in print

The fonts used must be commercially available.

The copyright of the winning entries belongs to SCOLAR

and will be used by SCOLAR

Participants retain the Authorship

The final interpretation right of this competition belongs to SCOLAR.

Contact for the questions

Jiaxin Qu



Sep 30 2022


8:00 am - 11:55 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Sep 29 - 30 2022
  • Time: 8:00 pm - 11:55 am

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