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Denver Seminary Student T-Shirt Design Contest

The Student Leadership Board is hosting a T-shirt design contest! The winning design will be used to create t-shirts for sale to the Denver Seminary community from April 3 to April 14.

All proceeds from sales will be donated to benefit students in need.

The winning designer will receive a free t-shirt with their design on it and a $25 gift card to Amazon.

If you have any questions about the contest, please contact Student Leadership Board representative, Mary Puckett (


Up to three colors may be used in the design, one is preferred.

If choosing a background color, it must be navy, burgundy, white or gray.

Submissions are due by Friday, March 24, 2023. Please email your submissions to with the subject line “Student T-Shirt Design Submission”

Any format of a digital file will be accepted.

Winner will be announced Monday, April 3rd, 2023.

Prize will be delivered before the end of the semester.

Design must be original and able to be used without requiring permission by any third party.

By submitting a design, the participant agrees to allow Denver Seminary to use their design freely and without restriction.


The theme of the shirt will be centered on one of Denver Seminary’s most cherished core commitments: Charitable Orthodoxy.

According to one of our beloved former presidents, Dr. Vernon Grounds, the heart of charitable orthodoxy is this:

“Here is no unanchored liberalism - freedom to think without commitment. Here is no encrusted dogmatism - commitment without freedom to think. Here is a vibrant evangelicalism - commitment with freedom to think within the limits laid down in scripture.”

According to the Denver Seminary core commitments, charitable orthodoxy is this:

“We are people of the Faith, committed to the great core confessions that have defined Christianity for centuries. We cling to these great core truths of the faith for they frame our understanding of God, the world in which we live, and His work in it. Furthermore, we confess these great truths as a way forward for those trapped in the mire of indifference and relativism. Around that common confession and our agreement with the doctrinal statement of the Seminary, we engage in gracious and serious conversations about many different areas of faith and life. At times we may disagree about the interpretation of particular passages, about theological issues of secondary importance, about the expression of Christian ethics in public life, and about the application of Scripture to ministry. At all times, however, we will be known as a community that relates to one another charitably, with a penchant to listen before speaking and a desire to learn that trumps the instinct to defend and to tell. The freedom and courage to think is only half the equation for a vibrant learning community; freedom and courage to listen completes it. Our conversation with those with whom we disagree, particularly outside the community of faith, must be marked by charity and respect. The apostle Paul described the manner we desire to relate to all people with these words, “speaking the truth in love” (Eph. 4:15).”


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