Water Institute Sticker Design Competition

Dive into your creativity with the UF Water Institute Sticker Design Competition!

Are you passionate about the water sciences and skilled at design? We invite you to partake in our sticker design competition! We’re on the lookout for designs that capture the essence of the Water Institute community.



  • This contest is open to UF faculty, staff, and students interested in water issues! 


  • Up to two winners will receive a $200 gift certificate
  • The winning designs will be printed and distributed during Water Institute sponsored events and may be used for digital advertisements


  • The design must include “UF Water Institute” or its logo
  • Might use the UF Water Institute droplet in the design
  • Ensure the design is free of offensive or inappropriate content
  • Raster artwork must have a resolution of at least 300 PPI
  • Sticker sizes are either 2″ x 1″ (minimum 600 x 300 pixels) or 2″ x 2″ (minimum 600 x 600 pixels)
  • Artwork should have indicated cut lines (see example below under Considerations)
  • Submit the design as an .eps, .pdf, or .png file type
  • Email submissions or prints will not be accepted

Download the UF Water Institute droplet and logo here.

Questions? Contact

Sarah Marc
Communications & Event Specialist


  • Check if the design needs a bleed. A bleed is printing that goes beyond the line where the sticker will be cut. It is usually 1/8 of an inch. It is difficult for a machine to print up to an edge, and having a bleed helps ensure there are no unprinted edges or unintentional white margins. Please see the example below.
  • University of Florida colors and fonts available from the UF Brand Center if you choose to use them

Here is an example graphic featuring a cut line and a bleed. The cut line is the pink line, and it indicates where the machine will cut. The bleed is the blue extending from the cut line. This ensures the blue color goes to the edge of the sticker. 


For any questions, reach out to Sarah Marc, Communications & Event Specialist, at sarahmarc@ufl.edu. 


Decision Process

After the submission deadline, UF Water Institute staff will select top submissions meeting the guidelines. Up to two winners will be decided through a vote by the Water Institute community.


Submissions Close
March 18, 2024

Water Institute Community Voting
March 21-29, 2024

Winners Announced
April 1, 2024