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Tech Wallpaper Design Challenge

February 28, 2020

We’re on our phones and computers now more than ever—transitioning to remote learning and teaching, as well as staying connected to friends and family in new (virtual) ways. In an effort to brighten up our tech setup, we’re asking YOU to design a CU Denver-branded phone or desktop wallpaper.

All students, faculty, staff, and alumni can submit a design March 30 – April 26 by midnight. The University Communications office will judge the contest and announce the winner(s) on April 28 in CU Denver News and social media. The winning design(s) will be featured on CU Denver News and CU Denver’s social media accounts. The top winner(s) will receive an Amazon e-gift card. Stay safe and healthy, Lynx!


  • Use CU Denver colors: CU Gold (CFB87C), black, and white
  • If designing a desktop wallpaper, we recommend a size of at least 1600 pixels wide by 900 pixels tall.
  • If designing a phone wallpaper, we recommend a size of at least 750 pixels wide by 1334 pixels tall.

Phone wallpaper examples

Submit your design