Maryland HOSA State Pin Design Contest

Every year Maryland HOSA creates a state pin used as the official trading pin for the state during the International Leadership Conference. Members are encouraged to create a pin design that captures Maryland, the state/national theme, and/or the ILC destination. The winning design for Maryland HOSA will be selected by the Advisory Board and Management. The criterion for the pin design is listed below

2023-2024 National HOSA Theme: Dare to Create!


  • The design may be created in any shape. It must identify Maryland and HOSA somewhere in the design.
  • The design can be submitted in full color. Maryland HOSA reserves the right to use more or less colors during the production of the winning pin.
  • The national logo may be used, but not changed.
  • Submitting a design for the state pin releases all rights for the winning design to Maryland HOSA for marketing purposes.
  • The design must be developed by a current Maryland HOSA member. The member does not need to be present at the conference to be selected as the winner.
  • The winner will receive a plaque and 25 pins at the State Leadership Conference in March 2024.
  • Submitted designs must not include blinking lights, glitter, bobbleheads, or other highly advanced features. The management team may suggest adding features when the pin is sent to production and will work with the artist to incorporate them if possible.
  • Designs must be submitted in a PDF format and be less than 10 MB in size
    by January 31, 2024. They must be submitted online by the deadline.

The Advisory Board has the right to not submit any design that does not fulfill the mission of the HOSA student organization.

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