SV Design Competition

Design Competition SV

The last way you could get an SV slot is by winning either the virtual background design contest or postcard design contest. Following the trend, we will be having customized virtual backgrounds for the conference. Also, we are pleased to announce postcards to be sent to all the SVs as souvenirs! 

The selection process is as follows. After an initial selection made by the SV chairs, a subset of the Organizing Committee and past SV Chairs vote on which design is their favorite in both the categories. We can have a minimum of one person or a maximum of two persons as winners of the design competition.

The winner will also have reduced volunteer hours.

Design Themes

Design around themes like going virtual, the Internet, sustainability, or solidarity. We encourage you to use the colors on the website and in the CSCW logo. Please do not forget to include the CSCW logo in your design.

You can find the .ai and .svg files here.

Zoom Background Details

The size should be 1920px by 1080px (16:9 aspect ratio). We recommend 300dpi. The maximum file size is 5 MB. You should use either PNG or JPEG format.

Include the CSCW logo and the words “Student Volunteer.”

Postcard Details

The size should be 4.25” x 5.5”. The resolution should be 300dpi and no greater than 30mb. Your text should be 8px or greater. You should use either a PNG or JPEG format.

Feel free to use slang or phrases like “You’re amazing!” or “I served as an SV during a pandemic!” Feel free to look at other postcards for inspiration.

Submissions details

Mock-ups should be sent as a PNG or JPEG. You may submit several designs or variations on a single design if you like. You may submit either the Zoom background, postcard, or both.

Email submissions to with the subject line: CSCW SV Design Competition.

Please follow the following naming convention for each of your designs: lastname_firstname_postcard.[ext] or lastname_firstname_zoom.[ext].

The deadline is 23:59 AoE, August 30, 2021 to submit your designs. We will select a winner in the weeks following the end of the contest and notify the winner as well as everyone who submitted designs

Morgan Scheuerman and Anupriya Tuli
SV Chairs CSCW 2021