Fall 2020

2021 AAAL Design Competition

Dear AAAL Grads,

It’s time for our annual design competition! Winners will have their designs featured on apparel and accessories sold on Teespring. All proceeds will be used to support graduate students and the Fund for the Future of Applied Linguistics (FFAL). Please consider sharing your artistic talent for this important effort to support AAAL Grads!


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Participants must be AAAL student members at the time of the submission. The selected artist will be publicly recognized at the 2021 AAAL conference. The AAAL GSC will also sponsor up to $100 towards the registration fees for the AAAL 2021 conference if the selected artist plans to attend the AAAL 2021 conference. 

Criteria for design: Your design should:

  • include the name of the organization (American Association of Applied Linguistics/AAAL)

    • If you wish to use the exact AAAL logo (although you do not have to), please make sure to use the exact logo (with the original font, color theme, and proportion)

  • connect to the field of applied linguistics (visually, thematically, etc.)

  • do not include the year of the competition in the design


Submission requirements:

3 PNG files

File 1 design color R:255, G:255, B:255


File 2 design color R:51, G:45, B:81


File 3 design color R:234, G:231, B:214



Transparent background

300 DPI

< 50MB

< 14.9”x17.9”


Please watch the YouTube videos in which winners of the competition in 2019 have shared their experiences and tips.



Deadline for submission: January 15, 2021.


Please send all designs as email attachments to grad@aaal.org with the subject line “2021 AAAL Design Competition."