Call for T-shirt designs, students can submit ideas for Traditions T

Students have the opportunity to vote for a student-designed T-shirt now until May 6.

As a part of the Traditions T contest, UK students can choose from five different t-shirt designs that will become an official shirt for the next school year.

The contest was started in 2007 to bring the UK student body together, Meg Phillips, the program coordinator, said.

All submissions are narrowed down to a top five, which are chosen by a committee, Phillips said.

From there, the rest of the voting is up to the UK student body.

Zac Adams, a pre-pharmacy and human nutrition junior, was the 2010-11 winner.

“I’m an avid UK fan, and I followed UK since I was a little kid,” Adams said.

He said he likes designing things, so when he heard about the contest, he really wanted to participate.

“I kind of liked the fact that if I won, everyone would wear my design,” he said.

The winner receives two student season men’s basketball tickets, a $500 cash prize and five shirts.

The winner will be announced this fall. The shirts will then be available to purchase online, at the UK Bookstore or at home games.