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The Rides And Tides Surfboard and Skate Deck Design Challenge is a juried exhibition and competition focusing on skills learned in Foundation Studies design classes. 


Entrants create two-dimensional surface graphics for application on surfboards or skate decks. Winning designs must be of high enough quality to be scaled to full size.

Applications to this show are due Sunday, March 5 at 11:59 PM.


Notification of acceptance: March 12



March 30 - April 15

Wallin Hall First Floor



Friday, April 7 
4 - 6 p.m.



The Design Challenge is open to students who are enrolled in or have successfully completed a Foundation Studies course within the current academic year (Fall 2022 and/or Winter 2023.)



Each category will have

Grand prize: $800

First runner-up: $500

Second runner-up: $300

Honorable mention piece: $150 gift certificate to Ex Libris.


Contestants must download the template for their preferred submission (Surfboard or Skate Deck) from the following link and use the same link to submit their finished designs:


Submissions must be ready for reproduction. Contestants are responsible for pre-flighting their files for quality assurance. Technical issues that prevent the work from being printed at full size may disqualify the submission. The committee reserves the right to reject improperly formatted or incorrectly named files.


Final Notes:

Contestants may enter one or both categories. Anyone who enters both is eligible for only one (1) award total across both categories.


If you have any further questions or concerns, email Professor Kristin Myers