2022-2023 Pin Design Guidelines

Pin Design Competition Rules!

The winning design will be used as the State Conference logo and the winner will receive a FREE State Conference Registration PLUS package of the winning pins!

  1. You must upload the image(s) you used as reference when designing your pin. This is to safeguard against plagiarism. A general rule of thumb is if you make five changes to the original design you have altered it enough to make it your own design. Plagiarized designs will be disqualified from competition.

  2. The design must be submitted in .jpg format and at minimum 300 dpi resolution.

  3. The design must be camera ready, and retain its clarity/integrity when scaled.

  4. The design must include an unaltered TSA Logo or the words Technology Student Association- See Official TSA Brand Guide for specifics concerning the TSA logo.

  5. The design must showcase some unique aspect of the state of Kansas. Check the History of Kansas TSA Pins and note that some aspects relating to Kansas have been used repeatedly making them “not” unique for this competition.

  6. The design must include the year of the national conference OR the design must incorporate the current national theme

  7. Indicate the actual size of the finished pin. For example, it could be one inch wide and one and one-half inches tall. The Trading Pin size is on average 1 ¼ inches wide by 1 ¼ inches long.

  8. While the pin shape (outside parameter) may be square, rectangular, oval or round, unique shapes are highly encouraged.

  9. The completed pin design and reference items must be submitted to tsakansas@gmail.com by midnight on December 1st.

If similar or numerous entries are received, the Kansas TSA BOD reserves the right to narrow the entry numbers in order to electronically post the designs for voting in a reasonable manner.  The Kansas TSA BOD may also re-post top entries in order to achieve an entry with a majority vote.

If no legal and or complete entries are submitted and received by the deadline, the contest may be re-opened for up to one month and any Kansas TSA Parent, Kansas TSA alum, member of the Kansas TSA Board, and or any Kansas TSA advisor may enter a design.

The State Advisory Board (TSA Advisors plus Adult Board members) will vote on the submitted pin designs. In the case of a tie, the State Officers will have one vote as a collective (majority vote).