Submit designs for new campus ID card by March 10

Case Western Reserve University’s access services department plans to redesign the campus identification card, and wants students to help.

Access Services will accept new designs through Monday, March 10, to The winning designer will receive a $250 CaseCash deposit.

At present, the background images are of Adelbert Hall, Kelvin Smith Library or one of the professional schools, but submissions can use a different image or concept. The information for the card can also be moved around.

What has to stay on the card:

  • Individual’s full name
  • Identification number
  • Current status (e.g. student, staff, faculty)
  • Individual’s photo (large enough to be easily visible to several feet away—the current size or preferably larger, 5×4 aspect ratio suggested)
  • Everything on the back side of card

Submission requirements:

  • Card dimensions: 3 3/8 inches (width) by 2 1/8 inches (height)
  • Full color (CMYK) on the front; black and white (no gradients) only on the back. Images on the back of the card are not recommended.
  • It is recommended that you use CWRU official colors in the design.
  • Either portrait or landscape orientation can be used.
  • Design must be of high enough resolution to print out at five times the actual card size (16 7/8 inches x 10 5/8 inches) at 300dpi for evaluation.
  • Design must be reproducible in Access Services card design software, meaning the individual components (font, graphics, etc.) needed to rebuild it are required.
  • Creator must own the rights or have permission to use all the individual components of the design, and agree to transfer these rights to CWRU should he/she win.

This contest is only open to current CWRU students. Access Services reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to choose or reject any design submitted for this contest. All entries must come from a CWRU email address. Only two entries per student will be accepted.

Access Services may choose to combine certain elements from multiple designs, in which case the funds will be evenly split between the entries.