About the Competition

The ‘Imagining Decolonisation” tīhāte (t-shirt) competition invites entries for the design of a tīhāte that speaks to the theme of decolonisation. We are asking contestants to design a t-shirt that in some way conveys the problems of colonisation or imagines a decolonised world. The purpose of the competition is to raise awareness of the issues outlined in the book Imagining Decolonisation.

We welcome all levels of experience and hand drawn or digitally design concepts for the tīhāte are welcome. We understand that not everyone feels that they have drawing skills but even if this is the case, we still want to hear from you. You can also submit a written concept. If your concept wins we will get you to work with a graphic designer to develop your concept into a T-shirt design. The design can use words, symbols and images as long as they are not copyrighted or objectionable.

The winning designs will be available for people to buy at cost. No profit will be made from the sale of t-shirts.

The entries submitted will be judged by a panel of judges from a diverse range of backgrounds. We will be letting you know who these people are over the next few weeks.


Eligibility

This competition is open to entries from New Zealand residents or citizens. Entrants are not restricted by age or experience. The competition is open to both individuals and teams of up to 4 members. Members of the judging panel; the competition advisers; the research team; and the support team are ineligible to compete. There are two age categories: (1) 12 – 17 years of age and (2) 18+ years of age.


Entries close Sunday 23rd August 2020, 8pm

  • All submissions should include:
    • A t-shirt design
    • and/or
    • A written concept (no more than half an A4 page)

Resources

T-shirt template

Download PNG template
Download SVG template
T-shirt colours available:
Womens
Mens

Prizes

12 - 17 years of age
  • 1st Prize
  • 2x t-shirts of your tīhāte design in the sizes of your choice
  • A copy of the book Imagining Decolonisation
  • $100 prezzie voucher
  • 2nd – 6th place prizes
  • 1 x t-shirts of your tīhāte design in the size of your choice
  • copy of the book Imagining Decolonisation
  • $25 prezzie voucher

(if more than 1 person each team member will receive the above)


18+ years of age
  • 1st Prize
  • 2x t-shirts of your tīhāte design in the sizes of your choice
  • A copy of the book Imagining Decolonisation
  • $100 prezzie voucher
  • 2nd – 6th place prizes
  • 1 x t-shirts of your tīhāte design in the size of your choice
  • copy of the book Imagining Decolonisation
  • $25 prezzie voucher

(if more than 1 person each team member will receive the above)