Create a lab coat
T-shirt design
for a chance to win

Submit your shirt design below

Upload your lab coat shirt design and you will be entered to win the ultimate #IAmAScientist gift pack which includes a reusable grocery tote, a Nalgene water bottle, and luggage tags.

Please upload image(s) in file type JPG, PNG, or PDF.

If you do not have a lab coat shirt to design, you can visit the Aspire Membership Program to earn one, or you can download the outline to design and participate in the contest.

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Create your best design

Enter to win gift pack**


Note the LETTER of your 5 favorite designs from the images below and enter them in the Voting Form at the bottom of the page.

Simply "mouse-over" the image to find the Letter and the creator.



HOW TO ENTER: To enter, visit to upload a high-resolution image of your decorated lab coat shirt, or decorated paper template, and, complete the webform. Your submission must be in the English language. No obscene images are allowed.

ELIGIBILITY: Participation in the #IAmAScientist Image Contest (the “Contest”) is open only to life science professionals 21 years and older in the US (excluding Puerto Rico) and Canada (excluding Quebec) who upload a high-resolution image of their decorated lab coat shirt, or decorated paper template and submit a completed web form. Five (5) winners will be selected per contest period to receive a #IAmAScientist gift pack, which includes a reusable grocery bag, a Nalgene water bottle, and two bag tags.

You may submit a maximum of three (3) entries per contest period. Image(s) must be submitted with a Permission to Publish Affidavit to be considered an eligible entry and must pass internal moderation guidelines to be published to the Image Gallery for public voting. If an entry does not win during the current contest period, the image(s) may be resubmitted during a subsequent contest period. Previous winners may not participate in a subsequent contest period. A participant can only win once.

Each eligible participant will receive #IAmAScientist Bag Tag (retail value approximately $2.00 USD).

Healthcare Professionals may not participate in this promotion. The term Healthcare Professionals includes clinical or non-clinical physicians (including MDs and MDs/PhDs), and physician assistants, nurses, technicians, research coordinators, administrators and purchasing personnel and entities (including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing facilities, home health agencies, clinics and group purchasing organizations, managed care organizations, physician group practices, medical directors for health insurance organizations) and their employees and representatives who are involved in the actual provision of healthcare services.

US federal or state government employees may not participate in this promotion.

Void where prohibited, licensed, or restricted by federal, state, provincial, or local laws, regulations, or agency/institutional policy. Determination of eligibility is at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

DEADLINES FOR SUBMISSION: The #IAmAScientist Contest 1 (the “Contest 1”) begins September 10, 2018. Image submissions must be received by Sponsor no later than September 28, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. US Pacific time to be included in the Contest.

The #IAmAScientist Contest 2 (“Contest 2”) begins November 5, 2018. Image submissions must be received by Sponsor no later than November 23, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. US Pacific time to be included in the Contest.

PUBLIC VOTING: An image screening step will take place before images are placed in the #IAmAScientist Gallery for the public voting period. Images are screened for clarity , minimal resolution, and appropriateness, Public voting for Contest 1, to determine Finalists will start on October 1, 2018 at 12:01 a.m. US Pacific time and will close on October 19, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. US Pacific time. To vote,, visit the Image Gallery, and then vote for your top five favorite images on the form. You may participate in a voting session only once per contest period. Public voting, for Contest 2, to determine Finalists will start on November 29, 2018 at 12:01 a.m. US Pacific time and will close on December 14, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. US Pacific time.

Only votes received from North America will be counted towards determining a winner.

CONTEST CANCELLATION/MODIFICATION: There must be a minimum of six (6) qualified entries in order to proceed to public voting. If the minimum number of entries is not met, the Contest will be cancelled. Should the contest be cancelled, the announcement will be posted on

Judges’ decisions are final on all matters and shall not be subject to challenge or appeal. In addition, the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend this Contest should any virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the voting process. The Sponsor, its affiliates, partners and promotion and advertising agencies are not responsible for technical, hardware, software, telephone or other communications malfunctions, errors or failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, the site, or ISP availability, unauthorized human intervention, traffic congestion, incomplete or inaccurate project information (regardless of cause) or failed, incomplete, garbled, jumbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit one’s ability to complete necessary steps to complete submission, including any injury or damage to participants or any other person’s computer or mobile device relating to or resulting from participating in the voting or downloading any materials. The Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, technically corrupted or misdirected submissions, which will be disqualified. The Sponsor shall use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security and accuracy of all submissions.

SELECTION OF WINNERS: Five (5) winners (each a "Winner") will be selected on  September 29, 2018 from all eligible entries received for Contest 1 and another five (5) winners (each a "Winner") will be selected on December 15, 2018 from all eligible entries received for Contest 2. Each Winner will be notified by email within approximately 14 days after the drawing date. Winners will be selected by the creators of the contest. Criteria for judging the winning entries will be based on the following criteria:

60% image quality, resolution, vividness and clarity of colors,
40% number of public votes.

If a winner is unreachable or does not make direct contact with the Creator by the date specified in the notification, or fails to accept the prize, the prize will be forfeited in its entirety and the submission that came in second in the judging will be selected as a winner. The Winner must execute and return an affidavit of eligibility and a liability release. If the Winner fails to do so, the prize will be forfeited in its entirety and an alternate winner will be selected from the remaining eligible entries. The Winner must warrant that she or he is not a Healthcare Professional, a US federal or state government employee, nor prohibited by employment, contract, or law from entering the Contest or accepting a prize from the Creator.

PRIZE: Each Winner will receive one #IAmAScientist gift pack (retail value approximately $26.12 USD). No cash or other substitutions are permitted, except by the Sponsor, which reserves the right to substitute the prize with one of equal or greater value. No refunds or credits are allowed. The prize is not transferable. All taxes on the prize and reporting thereof are the sole responsibility of the Winner.

By entering the Contest, each participant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects.

PUBLICITY: Sponsor will publish the name of the Winners and image submitted by the Winners. The Winner consents to the use by Sponsor of Winner’s name and images submitted in Sponsor’s press releases, announcements, or other marketing literature.

INDEMNITY ; DISCLAIMERS: To the full extent allowed by law, participants and each Winner release, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor and its affiliates, directors, officers and employees from all liability for any damages, injury or losses to any person (including death and bodily injury) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of the prize or participation in any promotion-related activity or participation in this promotion. The Sponsor has not made any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE SPONSOR BE LIABLE, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, WARRANTY, OR UNDER ANY STATUTE OR ON ANY OTHER BASIS FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, MULTIPLE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES SUSTAINED BY ANY WINNER OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY ARISING OUT OF THE SPONSOR'S PERFORMANCE OR FAILURE TO PERFORM ITS OBLIGATIONS RELATING TO THE AWARD OF THE PRIZE OR PERFORMANCE OF SERVICES, THE POSSESSION OR USE OF ANY PRODUCT, OR THE PERFORMANCE BY THE SPONSOR OF ANY SERVICES, WHETHER OR NOT FORESEEABLE AND WHETHER OR NOT THE SPONSOR IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF DATA, DOWNTIME, OR FOR LOSS OF REVENUE, PROFITS, GOODWILL, OR BUSINESS OR OTHER FINANCIAL LOSS.

MISCELLANEOUS: The promotion is sponsored by Life Technologies Corporation, an affiliate of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., 5781 Van Allen Way, Carlsbad, California 92008, USA. To obtain the name of the Winners, send a request with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Chad Lin, Thermo Fisher Scientific, 5823 Newton Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008 USA. If required pursuant to local law or internal rules, participant also represents and warrants that his/her employer or institution has approved the participation in the Contest. Employees of Sponsor and its affiliates, as well as their immediate family members and household members, are not eligible. All entries and their content become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. This Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of the State of California without reference to its choice-of-law doctrines. By entering the

Contest, you are agreeing to receive further information from the Sponsor in accordance with the Sponsor’s privacy policy, which can be found here.