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T-shirt Contest

Sponsored by the WCU Biology Club

You could win $300!


2007Native Plant tshirt


  1. T-shirt designs should be submitted in final form by April 15, 2019
  2. The entry should feature a plant native to the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Any animals, and/or landscapes should be secondary in the design. 
  3. Designs must include the words, “WCU Cullowhee Native Plant Conference” and the year (2019)  For more information about the Conference, click here.
  4. T-shirt designs can contain as many colors and color shades as the artist chooses. However, artists should refrain from using large areas of solid color in their design as this greatly affects the wholesale pricing of the shirts. Also, artists should bear in mind that designs may be printed on dark-colored shirts. Dark objects in a design will be lost on dark shirts unless they have an outline of a lighter color. Designs that will print nicely on dark-colored shirts will be given preference.
  5. The university, not the artist, will determine the final t-shirt color(s) but may consult the artist.
  6. The winner must agree to license the work for use by Western Carolina University for conference related promotion and must also agree to accommodate minor changes as may be necessary to facilitate the print process.
  7. The winner of the design contest will receive $300 to be paid at the end of June 2019.
  8. Send designs to: Weaver Haney, Dept. of Biology, WCU, 132 Natural Sciences Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723. Digital (pdf, jpeg) or hard copies of designs are acceptable. For more info, call 828-227-7244 or email
  9. Please DO NOT highlight the following species in your design as these have been used already:  Gray’s Lily, Parnassia asarfolia, Rattlesnake master, Trillium grandiflorum, Mountain Laurel, Columbine, Tulip-poplar, Hemlock, Trout lily, Witch hazel, Solomon’s seal, Fancy wood fern, Pipevine, Rhododendron, Passion flower, Water lily, Pungent russula, Turk’s cap lily, Fisherman’s azalea, Jack-in-the-pulpit, Sunflower, Queen-of-the-meadow, and Southern lady fern.



2008 Native Plant Tshirt


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