T-shirt Day Recap & Design Challenge Launch

SOI Foundation T-shirt Day Recap & Virtual Map

Year two of the SOI Foundation T-shirt Day was an official success with dozens of alumni from across Canada and around the world wearing their expedition or alumni t-shirts! In one day – Friday, February 9, 2018 – we saw almost 100 alumni from 10 countries represent their expedition story by wearing their shirt.

Alumni from our very first expedition, Antarctica 2000, through to our most recent expedition, Arctic 2017, checked in from all across the globe, including South Africa, Japan, Greenland and even Antarctica! This year we were excited to open this alumni event up to include our new community of Canada C3 alumni, sometimes called alumni cousins! This alumni network is truly filled with diverse, active and passionate lifelong learners. Find out more on our virtual map.

We had such a wonderful time going through everyone’s submissions and we hope you did, too! Mark your calendars for 2019 – we’ll be back for SOI Foundation T-shirt Day round three!

Students on Ice Alumni T-shirt Design Challenge

With the conclusion of t-shirt day, we’d like to announce the launch of the Annual SOI Alumni T-shirt Design Challenge!

We’re calling any and all student alumni to create a design based on YOUR SOI expedition experience. You may choose from any SOI related theme, topic, slogan or iconography that might be close to you… the sky is the limit! If selected, your t-shirt will be given to 200+ students and staff upon their return from expedition this summer. And trust us, participants love them every year!

Submit your entry by Friday March 2, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST for a chance to have your design printed!

How to take part:

  1. Download our T-Shirt Template.
  2. Design away!
  3. Upload: If you printed out the template – scan your design and save it as a PDF. If you created your design digitally – ensure that when you save the final version it is saved in a PDF format.
  4. Send it! Send your PDF to rachel@studentsonice.com.

The selected design will be announced Monday March 19, 2018. The winner will get to take home their personally designed t-shirt as well as a surprise gift-box from SOI!

Winning designer of the 2016 T-shirt Design Challenge, Alice Xu, wearing her t-shirt!

Sarah Gutzmann’s whale tail was the inspiration for the back of the 2017 winning design.

Jessica Winters’ artwork and design on the front of the 2017 winning t-shirt.

Stay tuned for more ways to share your story as well as more Alumni Program announcements coming soon.

Don’t forget to share the 2018 Arctic Expedition Application! Youth between the ages of 14 and 24 are invited to apply for the experience of a lifetime. Scholarships are available 80% of participants. The scholarship application deadline is March 1st. Self-funded and fundraising applications remain open longer. More information is available on the 2018 Arctic Student Application Form.


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