Eastern Michigan University

Independence Day Spirit Design Competition

How are you spending the Fourth of July? Share your Independence Day spirit by designing this year’s holiday social media graphic! That’s right! We are letting YOU take control of the design this time around! Submissions will be accepted no later than June 26. Winners will be announced publicly on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter on July 4. Winners will also recieve an EMU swag pack! 

Artists must be a current Eastern Michigan student, alumni or family member of alumni.

Download the attached drawing template here.

Submit work here.


Theme: Images that show what it means to honor and celebrate Independence Day

Artwork: Images should be of a patriotic nature that demonstrate what Independence Day means to you. Images must be original artwork from the creator of the piece. Limit one submission per applicant. You are also welcome to incorporate an EMU theme (optional).

*Please refrain from using any controversial images or images of alcohol, drugs, or paraphernalia. *

Directives: All submissions must be scanned at 300 dpi. 

Measurements: Artwork must be able to fit within a 7-inch by 7-inch square frame.

Artwork Format: Photograph, digital graphic, drawing, painting, other forms of 2D media, and motion graphics/animations

File Format: JPEG, PDF, or Quicktime Movie (motion graphics only)

RGB color formats only (applies to photos, digital and motion graphics)


If you have questions, contact the Alumni Relations office at 734-487-0250.