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Student Competitions

The Vinny Prize

Calling all filmmakers, animators, and designers! The Division of Mission and Ministry is sponsoring a university-wide student competition for creative content that explores how career paths and academic pursuits can intersect with a deeper sense of purpose. Through strong visual storytelling, the goal is to inspire our student body, faculty and staff with the diversity of ways in which we can align our work with meaningful and impactful endeavors.

Possible Themes

  • Sustainable business
  • Ethical fashion
  • Student activism
  • Socially conscious storytelling
  • Service-oriented science
  • Community centered design
  • Social entrepreneurship

Video Length

Ideal video content length is 2-5 minutes, not to exceed 7 minutes.​

Types of Accepted Media

  • Documentary Shorts
  • Narrative Shorts
  • Whiteboards
  • Animations
  • Games
  • Vlogs


Knowing that it takes a considerable amount of time to create high quality content, OMV will offer prizes to the top three contestants (or teams):

  1. First Prize will be $3,000
  2. Second Prize will be $2,000
  3. Third Prize will be $1,000

Submission Deadlines

Submissions will open in April 2019

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2019.

Winners will be announced at the 2019 Premiere Film Festival​

2017 Winners

The theme of the 2017 Vinny Prize was focused on our Vincentian heritage. This year's theme explores individuals or groups intersecting academics, careers with a greater sense of purpose.

Fashion Revolution | DePaul T-Shirt Design Contest

Flex your creativity and support ethical fashion by entering our campus-wide DePaul t-shirt design contest! The winning design will be produced by Alta Gracia, the only collegiate apparel company that pays a living wage.


Develop a design that speaks to DePaul’s core values including service, dignity, community, and social impact. A few slogans that could be used include:

  • Explore Your Purpose
  • Do Good. Do it Well.
  • What Must Be Done?
  • Love is Inventive to Infinity
  • Dignity for All


The winner will receive $500 and their design will be sold in DePaul bookstores. The winning design will be revealed on April 20th at the DePaul Fashion Revolution fashion show.

*This contest is sponsored by DePaul’s Office of Mission & Values. Fashion Revolution is not a sponsor nor has any official affiliation to the contest. Only DePaul logos will be used on the t-shirt.

Design Parameters

Use the template provided to create a design proof for the front and back of your DePaul t-shirt. [Illustrator file ]

Color specs: 
The t-shirt can be any color except purple or orange.
DePaul logos may only be blue (PMS 285  & 293), red (PMS 186), black or white.

Other logo rules:
Create a t-shirt design within the stated theme.

The DePaul logo may not be incorporated into another design. It must stand alone on the t-shirt. You may indicate where the logo would go. DePaul’s licensing team will add the compliant logo to the winning design. Consult DePaul’s official branding guidelines website under the section “Logo Integrity” for a full list of rules.

Upload a PDF of your finished design proof here . Limited to three designs per student.

Questions? Contact Liliane Calfee at​