2023 Design Contest

Welcome to the 2022 Design Contest for the Undergraduate Research Symposium (URSS) and Graduate Research Symposium (GRS). We are seeking designs for both events that will appear on our promotional materials for each. A winning design will be selected for both the URSS and GRS, and each winner will receive a $100 Barnes & Noble gift card! Good luck to all participants! 

Deadline for entries is Friday, October 14. Submit designs via email to Chris Pollock, pollockc@duq.edu


-Create a unique, eye catching design or image that will be used on our advertisements and program booklet for the Undergraduate and Graduate Research Symposium. Please avoid simply using campus images! We are looking for something that stands out.
-You can use your favorite medium (Photoshop, photography, paint, drawing). 
-Please submit your design as a plain image with no words. If you would like to submit an additional sample using generic text, you may do so. 
-Visit www.duq.edu/urss and www.duq.edu/grs and click on the "Archive" tab to view previous year's program booklet designs and learn more about our events!

Image Specifications

If you are using Photoshop to create your image, set the resolution to 300 pixels/inch before you even take the cursor to the art board. Change the height and width to measure in inches rather than pixels.
-Other digital means
Image must be a MINIMUM of 300 dpi/ppi (dots per inch/pixels per inch). 
Set your camera to the highest resolution possible.
Photographs submitted must be a minimum of 300 dpi/ppi.
-Artwork (painting or drawing) 
Due to the size of our scanner, we ask that you create your design on a standard 8.5 by 11 piece of paper.

Past Designs

GRS Logos

URSS Logos