Empire State College Mascot Competition

SUNY Empire State College

October 3, 2019

After nearly 50 years, it’s time to put a face on this unique, incredible community and unleash our SUNY Empire pride!

Our new mascot will be a symbol of our common spirit, values, and mission—an avatar to unite us, from New York to California and around the world, as members of our expansive, vibrant SUNY Empire community.

That’s where you come in!

Send us your original idea for a SUNY Empire mascot, and we’ll put the best concepts up for a vote. The winning concept will become our official college mascot and will be emblazoned on everything from apparel to coffee mugs. Our mascot will also appear at college events and represent us in the annual SUNY Mascot Madness competition.

Get started! Here’s how…

Show us your creativity. Show us your college pride. Show us your ingenuity. Here’s how…

  • All submissions are due by 5 p.m. EST on October 24, 2019.
  • SUNY Empire’s Mascot Committee will evaluate the submissions and choose the top proposals to be put up for a popular vote.
  • The winner of the popular vote will be announced after voting has closed.
  • Working in consultation with the winning entrant, the college will design the final mascot for unveiling at All College Annual Meeting 2020.


  • Contest Winner: $500
  • Second Place: $300
  • Third Place: $200

Learn more about the contest online.


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