Posted on 27 January 2022
The brand new David Kato College on Campus East is scheduled to open in September 2022. All of our existing colleges have their own unique identity, including the college shield and colours.
Take part in a competition to design the new David Kato College shield.
The shield and its associated colourway is an integral part of a college identity and is something that lives on within the college.
You don’t have to be a budding graphic designer- submit draft ideas or a completed design.
We cannot wait to see how you interpret David Kato College in your thoughts and design ideas. David Kato was a Ugandan human rights defender and gay rights activist. He came to the University of York in 2010 for six months as a Protective Fellow on the Human Rights Defenders Programme at the Centre for Applied Human Rights (CAHR).
His time at York provided respite from his role in Uganda as a human rights activist, and his legacy supports the University’s continued commitment to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities (LGBT+). David returned home to Uganda to fight the country’s controversial anti-homosexuality act. But he was murdered in Kampala in 2011, weeks after winning a court victory over a tabloid paper that called for homosexuals to be killed.
See our design guide for more details on size options: David Kato Design Guide (PDF , 818kb)
Simply upload your idea / design / draft / concept as a .jpg, pdf or vector and let us know about any extra inspiration or detail in the space provided.
Submission deadline: Friday 18 February 2022.
The winning design will be fully owned by the University of York and incorporated as a University of York brand asset for the David Kato College.