CSU–Pueblo announces contest to design football uniform, helmet

Building community and statewide involvement and enthusiasm for the return of football at Colorado State University- Pueblo is at the heart of a new design contest that runs through the months of September and October. The university will award a $250 cash prize or $1,000 scholarship and a personalized football jersey to the winning entry in a contest to design the uniform and helmet for the gridiron Thunderwolves.

The contest was announced this week by Head Football Coach John Wristen and Athletic Director Joe Folda. The University eliminated football in 1985 and will return to action in the NCAA Division II Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in the Fall of 2008 along with wrestling and women’s track and field.

“We want students, faculty, alumni, and the citizens of Pueblo, southeastern Colorado, and the entire state to become fans of Thunderwolf football and to feel a pride and ownership in our team,” Wristen said.

The new football uniforms will be unveiled after the first of the year, and will make their debut on Sept. 6, 2008 when the Thunderwolves take on Panhandle State in their home opener.

"With this design competition, we hope not only to obtain new uniform and helmet designs, but to continue the buzz that has been established in recent months by the hiring of Head Coach John Wristen, former University of Southern Colorado quarterback, and the announcement of a campaign to build the Eddie and Neta DeRose ThunderBowl Stadium on campus in time for the first home game,” said Folda.

The competition is open to the public and will run from Sept. 1 through October 31, 2007. The winning entry will be selected by a campus committee, which reserves the right to reject any or all entries. The number of entries is limited to one per artist. All entries become the property of CSU-Pueblo. Since the university will be sole owner of entries, submissions are not subject to joint ownership or interest. Entries will not be returned. By submitting an entry, participants agree to all the terms of the contest, which are included in the attached document.

Logo Contest Guidelines 

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.