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Design a tie for the president for the chance to win $1,000!

Channel your inner designer and submit a tie design for the president.

Open to all students, this design challenge is your opportunity to be creative, innovative and think outside the box. The grand prize winner will receive $1000 and your design will be produced and worn by President Lachemi.

Contest Period:

January 14 to February 22, 2019.


The contest is open to legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec), who are 16 years of age or older at the time of entry. Individuals must also be registered as a current undergraduate or graduate student at Ryerson University during the contest entry period.

How to Enter:

  • One entry per person or group
  • Send by email in file formats *.ai and *.jpg file to

Design Conditions:

  • Tie colour(s) must be taken from the official colour palettes of the Ryerson Brand toolkit (all primary, secondary and tertiary colours are permitted)
  • Tie design must follow a step and repeat pattern in order for production to be consistent

Entry Conditions:

  • Your submission must be primarily in English [and/or French]
  • Designs must not contain any content that depicts explicit sexuality, or that is harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, or is hatefully, racially, ethnically or otherwise offensive or objectionable, as determined by the contest sponsor in its sole discretion
  • Your tie design must not infringe on the intellectual property rights, or defame or invade the publicity or privacy rights, of any third party, living or deceased

Judging Criteria:

  • Representative of the Ryerson University brand
  • Presidential in style
  • Overall aesthetics


  • First Prize = $1,000
  • Second Prize = $500
  • Third Prize = $250


Ryerson University Tie Design Contest PDF fileOfficial Rules