Submissions are now open for Austin Community College District’s (ACC) 11th annual Eco Bag Contest. The deadline for students to submit a design is Noon, Tuesday, January 31.

This year’s theme is “The Urgency of Now.”  The top designs will be put before the ACC community for a vote. The winning design will be printed on a reusable bag and made available for purchase. A winner will be announced during Earth Week in April. 

This year’s winner also will receive a Kindle. The runner-up will win a Timbuk2 messenger bag or backpack. For details, size requirements, and to submit a design, click here.

Last year’s winner, ‘Do It for the Dillos,’ was designed by ACC Graphic Design student Elizabeth Arteaga. View the previous winning designs here.

The contest is sponsored by ACC’s Office of Energy & Sustainability. For more information about the office and ACC’s environmental efforts, visit