iPad Wallpaper Contest Winners

Read about winners of previous Digital Flagship iPad Wallpaper contests and download your favorite piece for your iPad or other mobile device. 

A gray Buckeye leaf patterned background with silhouettes of people creating the O-H-I-O sign.

First Place 2020: Courtney Masters, ODEE Design Intern

Second Place 2020: Liuyun Wang, ODEE Design Intern

A football leaning up against a block O filled with scarlet words related to Ohio State.
A scarlet and gray illustrated map of well-known buildings on the Columbus campus.

Third Place 2020: Ruohan Wang, ODEE Design Intern

First Place 2019: Anne Knellinger, Visual Communications Design

"I’ve grown up going to Ohio State games and with Buckeye culture, but I know there are lots of students who’ve never been to Ohio State before. I wanted [my design] to be something they would recognize, but also include some smaller details about Ohio State that they maybe haven’t discovered before. I wanted to give them a taste of what their first Ohio State experience might be like.”

Block O Wallpaper
Go Bucks Wallpaper

Second Place 2019: Tessa Wheeler, Industrial Design

"The Ohio State University is a place of excitement, Buckeye pride, and friendship. Once you've joined the OSU community, you become a part of the largest family out there. This wallpaper takes a bit of that enthusiasm and cheers on new members of the family starting their college journey."

First Place 2018: Nadia Ayad, Industrial Design

A note from the artist:

"This piece is an invitation to explore and be playful. I remember how difficult it was for me to fully be myself and find my place as a freshman, and I wish I had explored all the opportunities on campus sooner. I wanted to create something that makes the experience of turning on a new iPad extra special and personal - an illustration with the feel of a notebook doodle. I created a piece that inspires curiosity while including little details so that anyone can find something to relate to. Enjoy!" 

Download one or both versions of this design:

nadia ayad's drawing of Ohio State doodles
Celebration at Ohio State game

Second Place 2018: Camille Victor, Strategic Communications

A note from the artist:

"This image is depicting the liveliness of the student body at The Ohio State University. It is a mix of two photographs. One is of the Ohio Stadium main entrance, and the other of the crowd at the 2017 welcome week concert. To me, it just sums up the overall experience of elation from football games as well as the welcome week or spring concert where everyone comes together"

Previous Entries

Download wallpapers from previous contests.

"Inside the Shoe" by Michaela Sobecki, Psychology




"University Buildings" by Stephanie Homan, Visual Communication Design









"RPAC Scarlet Skyway" by Ziwei Jin, Computer Science and Engineering

Photo inside the shoe during an Ohio State game
An illustration of various buildings on Campus.
RPAC Scarlet Skyway