UK Appreciation Day T-Shirt Design Submissions Now Being Accepted

LEXINGTON, Kentucky (February 10, 2022) — With University of Kentucky (UKAD) Appreciation Day on the horizon, employees now have the chance to design the T-shirt that will be given away at the May 26 event.

“We have certain guidelines that must be met for the design to be considered,” said Jon Gent, chairman of the UK Appreciation Day Commission.

Outdated versions of the logo or mascot are not allowed, and the logo itself cannot be enclosed in a circle or square. Designs should be one color and suitable for a UK blue t-shirt. If the UK logo is included in your design, it can only be used in plain white. The design should contain the phrase “2022 Appreciation Day”.

Finalists will be selected by the UK Appreciation Day Commission and approved by UK Marketing and Brand Strategy. Some minor modifications may be necessary. Three designs will be chosen and voted on by the university community in March.

T-shirt designs must be submitted to Staff Senate via email to [email protected] and [email protected] by Thursday, February 24, 2022. The winner will receive an award from the UKAD Commission.

Appreciation Day t-shirts for departments will again be made through an online form to be emailed at a later date. To collect orders from the service on the day of the event, UK employee ID cards will be required.

The UK will take the time from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday May 26 to say thank you to all those who make the university a thriving and connected university community. Traditional activities that employees have enjoyed over the years – food, music, exhibitions and the distribution of t-shirts in the UK – are planned, as well as new ways for employees to participate in the annual event. Participation in all activities is free.

UK Appreciation Day is sponsored by the Office of the President, coordinated by the Staff Senate and delivered by the Appreciation Day Commission.

For more information, contact Senate Office of Personnel Program Coordinator Marie Marefat at [email protected], or UKAD Commission Chair Jon Gent at [email protected]

For more information on the correct use of the UK logo in t-shirt design, see UK Graphics Standards. Almost every year designs are disqualified because UK graphic standards have not been addressed.

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