Dress Down Philly is all about raising money to meet schools’ needs so that all students have the best educational opportunities possible. Dress Down t-shirts represent donations to Philly FUNDamentals that support your academic achievement and success.

We’re calling on YOU to help create this year’s Dress Down Day t-shirt design! The design you create will be incorporated onto the t-shirt that thousands of people will purchase to support Philly Public Schools.


Here are some concepts to drive your design – they can be specific to your school, or more broad.

  • What if your school’s needs were fully met?
  • What would your school look like?
  • What would your school community look like?
  • What images come to mind?
  • What if every public school in Philly had all of its needs met?
  • What would Philly look like?
MORE Ideas to support your design concept
  • Go to the www.thefundsdp.org
  • Find your school and review its needs
  • Imagine about what your school looks like if some or all of its resources and needs are met. (Some examples include: a new playground, kids playing, a new auditorium for athletic games or performances, field trips, classrooms with new technology, etc)
  • Design submissions should reflect your vision or ideas!
  • The winning design will be seen and worn by thousands of Philadelphians on who proudly support Philly public schools!
  • Your artist signature (or initials) will forever be on every 2021 Dress Down Philly t-shirt!
  • You will be included (if you give us permission) in all promotion and marketing related to Dress Down Day 2021
  • You will have the opportunity to participate in Dress Down Day live and/or virtual special events


  • Winning design aligns with the Design Concepts above.
  • Contest open to Philadelphia School District Students, 7th -12th grade ONLY
  • Design must be submitted on or before January 15, 2021 (no exceptions!)

Design Specifications:

  • Black & white or monochrome (one color)
  • JPEG, PNG or PDF files only
  • Size 8 ½” x 11” (may be horizontal or vertical


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Upload your .jpg, .png or .pdf design file here
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