Design For DSS Challenge


About DSU and DSS

Delhi Sports University (DSU) is a state university established and notified by the Government of NCT of Delhi. India’s first woman Olympic Medallist, Padma Shri K. Malleswari, has been appointed as the first Vice Chancellor of the University. It is a first of its kind school-university integrated institution for excellence in sports education with the aim to provide world-class sports training and education.

DSU will also run and administer multiple Delhi Sports Schools from grades 6th to 12th to build foundational core competencies in prospective high performing sports persons.

DSU’s first Delhi Sports School (DSS) is ready to be launched very soon. DSS is Delhi’s first fully residential school dedicated to sports which aims to facilitate students to achieve the highest level of excellence in their chosen sport and perform at major national and international sporting events. It will also ensure holistic education of students including academics alongside sports training.

About the Competition

School Uniform plays an integral role in representing the school values and instilling a sense of discipline and solidarity within the students. As a University, we believe in providing opportunities to talent across India regardless of their age, gender or educational background to showcase their creativity and capabilities and get exposure to real world challenges. Hence, DSU is inviting applications from artistic minds of India to design the School Uniform for students of the first ever DSS. Resonating with the vision and values of Delhi Sports University and School, the design should be

  • Modern
  • Inclusive
  • Sustainable
  • Sporty

The School Uniform of DSS will contain the School Dress and the Sports Tracksuit. Hence, the competition will be conducted in two categories - School Dress Design and Sports Tracksuit Design. Students can participate in either of the two or both, however, only one entry will be allowed per category. Both the School Dress and Sports Tracksuit have to be designed for the students of classes VI- XII (Age group: 11 years to 18 years).

  • School Dress Design
    1. School Dress (Summer) will contain a half sleeves Polo t-shirt, formal trousers, belt and socks.
    2. School Dress (Winter) will contain a full sleeves Polo t-shirt, formal trousers, belt, half sleeves sweater and varsity jacket. (Socks will remain the same as School Dress for summers.)
  • Sports Tracksuit Design
    1. The Sports Tracksuit will contain a half sleeves t-shirt, trousers, zipper jacket, and socks.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The competition is open for candidates who have passed class 12th, preferably enrolled/graduated in a design course.
  • Students can participate individually or as a group.
  • The applicant should have an active bank account in their name.
  • There is no entry fee for the competition.
  • Any form of plagiarism will lead to instant disqualification from the competition.

Instructions for Design

  • The uniform should feature the following :
    1. Delhi Sports University logo
    2. School’s full name: Delhi Sports School
    3. House colours (for the Summer School Dress - on the Polo T-shirt and socks)
      House Colour Colour (Hex Code)
      Red #a51b30
      Green #3F6634
      Blue #3369be
      Yellow #eead16
  • Resonating with the theme of 'Nurturing sports mindset', the uniform should reflect modernity, young energy and sports spirit. The uniform should be so designed that it is gender neutral in nature, sustainable in its clothing elements, and comfortable to wear.
  • All entries must be supported by a brief description of the design explaining the idea/ inspiration/ rationale behind the elements/ colours used for curating the uniform design.

Instructions for submission

  • Entries can be submitted in any of the following forms:
    1. High resolution pdf portfolio of hand illustrated design.
    2. High resolution pdf portfolio of digital design in CMYK format, providing rich colours and transparent backgrounds.
  • Regardless of the form of submission, the size of the file submitted should be less than 25 MB.
  • All entries must be submitted on or before 11:59 PM, 15th January 2023. No late submissions will be considered
  • All entries must be submitted via the google form on DSU website. No physical designs or email submissions will be accepted.

Terms & Conditions

  • Delhi Sports University’s jury committee will decide the winner for both categories of the competition, and their decision will be final and binding for all participants.
  • Prize money for the winner: 1 Lakh in each category.
  • The shortlisted participants will be awarded a certificate of participation by Delhi Sports University, provided that the submission is in accordance with the rules and regulations of the competition.
  • All submissions must be the original work of the applicant/s and not published/used elsewhere.
  • DSU has the right to disqualify/ refuse to honour any entry which fails to meet the submission requirements.
  • DSU will not assume responsibility for any damage or loss of entries due to electronic transmission via the online platform. Participants are directed to prepare the back up of their work.
  • By submitting the designs, the applicant grants the right to DSU to modify, publicly display, publish or use the design, as a whole or in part, as it may deem necessary.
  • The winning design will be the proprietary right of Delhi Sports University. A prize money of 1 Lakh in each category will be awarded to the winners.

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