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Week of Undergraduate Excellence Logo Contest

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The inaugural Week of Undergraduate Excellence will be a weeklong conference (May 1 – 5, 2017) with multiple events occurring each day to celebrate undergraduate excellence at Drexel. The week will include poster sessions, oral presentations, performances, and exhibits to showcase the many ways in which Drexel undergraduate students demonstrate their experiences, accomplishments, talents, and skills. The week will also include numerous workshops and professional development events to highlight resources and opportunities available to Drexel students here on campus. It is our hope that undergraduate students, faculty, the greater Drexel community, local residents, and visitors alike will each find events throughout the week that interest and inspire them to explore further.

To begin the celebration of excellence, we would like to invite students to submit potential logos for the Week of Undergraduate Excellence.

We are seeking current undergraduate students who can design a creative and professional logo to promote the objectives of the week.

How to Enter:

The contest is subject to the Official Rules set forth below and begins on October 31, 2016. Submissions will be accepted through January 20, 2017. In order for your entry to be submitted and reviewed by our judges, all entries must be:

  1. Submitted directly to
  2. Submitted in their original source file
  3. Submitted as a scalable vector graphic in .eps format and also as a .jpg

How to Win:

The Office of Undergraduate Research will review all submissions to select five (5) finalists. Finalists will be announced via the Pennoni Honors College and Office of Undergraduate Research websites, social media, and by direct contact to the winners' email account.

The final logo for the Week of Undergraduate Excellence will then be selected through an online voting process at the start of Winter Term. The five finalists’ logos will be displayed on the Pennoni Honors College website, and members of the Drexel community can vote on their logo of choice from January 21, 2017 until February 1, 2017. The logo receiving the most legitimate votes will win. The final winner will be announced on February 6, 2017.

Official Rules:

  1. In order to enter, the Entrant must be a full-time Drexel University student in good standing and over 18 years of age.
  2. By entering, the Entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules of the Contest.
  3. The Contest entry submission must include the name, year of expected graduation, major, phone number, and email address of the Entrant.
  4. No more than three (3) entries may be submitted by any one Entrant. Any person who attempts to submit more than the maximum number of entries by using multiple identities or other artifice in violation of the entry limitation shall be disqualified.
  5. Entries must conform to the Logo Requirements set out below. Entries which fail to do so will be rejected.
  6. All entries and the logos included in such entries will become the exclusive property of Drexel University and will not be returned.  Receipt of the entry will not be acknowledged.
  7. Drexel University is not responsible for lost, misdirected, corrupted, damaged, incomplete or late entries.
  8. By entering, Entrant agrees that the logo submission may be posted by Drexel for viewing by the general public as authorized by Drexel and/or its designees.

Logo Requirements:

  • Professional: This logo will be be featured on our website, our social media platforms and other mediums (flyers, banners, program schedules, etc.). As a result, while we want the logo to be eye-catching, it must also be legible and professional.
  • Theme: Logo must include the official event name and should include some mention of the dates/year
  • Event name: Week of Undergraduate Excellence
  • Event dates: May 1-5 2017
  • Color: There are no limitations, and any colors may be used. However, logo must look good in color (if any) and/or black and white. If you’d like to refer to Drexel’s color palette, please see
  • Integrity: Logos must be 100% original (i.e. not copied from any other source in whole or in part) and cannot contain copyrighted or trademarked material. Logos must have been solely created and edited by the Entrant(s) (i.e. nobody else contributed to the design). Logos may not include images or licensed images that have been previously published. Logos must be easily reproducible and scalable for large and small formatting. Logos cannot include lewd, obscene, sexually explicit, pornographic, disparaging, defamatory, libelous, or otherwise inappropriate or objectionable material, as determined by Drexel in its sole discretion.
  • Final Decision: Drexel reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any logo submission that it believes violates or potentially violates any of the foregoing requirements or otherwise fails to comply with any provision of the Official Rules.  The decisions of Drexel on this and all matters pertaining to the Contest shall be final and binding.

Additional Contest Details:

Finalists will be selected by the Office of Undergraduate Research and their logos will be displayed at for voting starting at 9:30 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) January 21, 2017. Voting will close at 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, and the winner will be announced on Monday, February 6, 2017.

Voting will be restricted to Drexel University students and there will be a limit of one vote per email address. Any attempt by an Entrant to manipulate or to undermine the integrity of the voting as determined by Drexel in is sole discretion will result in disqualification.  In the event of a tie in the voting, a winner will be selected by the Office of Undergraduate Research.

Additional Rights:

By entering the Contest, Entrants agree that the Office of Undergraduate Research, Pennoni Honors College, and Drexel University may publish their logo submission and their name(s) and may use both for advertising campaigns and/or marketing materials in the future. Entrants irrevocably assign and transfer all ownership rights, including without limitation all intellectual property rights, to the logo(s) submitted by the Entrants to Drexel University/Pennoni Honors College (even if their logo(s) are not finally selected as the winning logo) for Drexel’s perpetual worldwide use in any and all media whether now known or later developed. 

 Drexel University/Pennoni Honors College shall have the right to alter, adapt, modify, or revise the logo as it sees necessary to achieve the goals of the Week of Undergraduate Excellence. Drexel’s right to use the winning logo shall be without limitation and shall not require the consent or permission of any party including, without limitation, the winning Entrant.


If for any reason, any aspect of the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical or system failures or disruption, ‘Acts of God’ or terrorist attacks, or any other causes beyond the control of Drexel which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, or for any reason Drexel deems it necessary, Drexel reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, or modify the Contest and reserves the right in its sole discretion to determine the winner. In the event that the Contest is cancelled for any reason, a notice of cancellation will be posted at: Drexel further reserves the right to terminate the Contest if, in Drexel sole good faith judgment, Drexel determines that not enough suitable entries have been submitted.


The Contest winners will be notified by phone and email. The First Place winner will receive an iPad Mini 4 (32GB with wifi), value $399. The Second Place winner will receive an Amazon Echo, value $179. The Third Place winner will receive a knit Drexel blanket commemorating Drexel’s 125th anniversary, value $60. All prizes are non-transferable. The winning Entrants shall not be entitled to nor will the winning Entrants receive any other compensation with respect to the winning logos even if such logos are reproduced, transmitted, distributed, and/or otherwise exploited by Drexel.