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28 August 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #371: Everyday Businesses of Famous Characters

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Ever wonder what the famous faces from your favorite TV shows, movies and books got up to once the story was over? Shirt.Woot‘s new Everyday Businesses of Famous Characters derby gives artists the chance to dream up creative answers to that question, giving those characters a new role as workers or business owners. Here’s what Woot is looking for:

Show us famous characters at work in everyday jobs. Think about company logos and such.

Remember the copyright rules

No creme tees!

The derby opens to submissions at noon on Friday, with submissions continuing until Wednesday at noon. Voting is on-going from Friday at noon until Thursday at noon. Three winners will be printed the following weekend (as chosen by voters), with the printed designers earning $1000 for the first night of sales and a potential $2 per shirt sold on any sales after that date. In addition to the top 3 winners, Woot will select a few other pieces for a Plus! sale and inclusion in their catalog, with selected artists earning $2 per shirt sold.

27 August 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot’s Literary Classics as Video Games collection

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Shirt.Woot’s top three Literary Classics as Video Games winners struggled a bit with sales, but perhaps the added variety of the runners-up in this plus sale will strike more of a chord with customers:

Best of the Bunch: Poe and pixel art make a nice pairing in The Tell-Tale Heart Container.

Biggest Missed Opportunity: Where’s Choose Your Tragedy? You can’t fault the attention to detail in this piece, and you’d think Shakespeare references would be popular enough to sell.

This promotion will only last until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday. So if there’s something you like, grab it fast!

26 August 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Design By Humans’ Assassin’s Creed Unity contest

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It’s been awhile since Design By Humans had a themed contest, but their new Assassin’s Creed Unity design competition is definitely worth the wait! They’re looking for cool shirt designs inspired by the video game, and there’s even a bonus Work in Progress video contest (best video gets a $50 DBH gift card).

Enter before September 19th, 2014 for your chance to win. One 1st place winner will earn $3500, 2nd place gets $3000, there’s $2500 for 3rd place, 4th place earns $2000, and 5th place receives $1500. 1st through 5th place winners will also get copies of Assassin’s Creed Unity, Assassin’s Creed Rogue and Season Pass with additional content. 6th through 20th place entrants will get the chance to sell the artwork to Design By Humans.

25 August 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Monsieur Poulet’s Fast Food contest

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Monsieur Poulet may be a french site, but their latest themed contest is one that Americans should have no trouble relating to- Fast Food!

Enter before September 5th, 2014 for your chance to win. Winners at Monsieur Poulet earn 2 Euros per item sold, for a total of up to 2000 Euros.

24 August 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Camiseteria’s Retroskull

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Retrokull by Stenio Gustavo is a bright, colorful collage, which is a style that I don’t see all that often at t-shirt contest sites. But it really works well here, with shapes and bursts of texture that keep the eye moving and exploring. My favorite area is probably the teeth, with each tooth displaying an individual graphic. But the great thing about the art is that it’s all very engaging, the retro cartoons and patterns draw your interest and hold your attention. Really fun design work!

Camiseteria winners earn R$800 cash and R$500 in Camiseteria products.

23 August 2014 ~ 0 Comments

WeLoveFine’s Team Fortress 2 contest

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WeLoveFine is celebrating the new Workshop Merch tab with a Team Fortress 2 t-shirt design contest! Even submitting to the contest will be done through this new Steam tab.

Enter before October 28th, 2014 for your chance to win. One Grand Prize winner will receive a trip to Pax East in Boston, MA (including roundtrip US domestic airfare, two nights of lodging, a two day badge for Pax East, and dinner with WLF). Two Retailer Picks will each earn $400 cash,an inflatable Balloonicorn, and their shirt will be sold exclusively at the retailer. Four Runners-Up will each get $200 cash, an inflatable Balloonicorn, a collection of all 5 TF2 plush toys, and a Vinyl 3A Sandwich – Omnomnomed edition.

22 August 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Herdez’s Día de los Muertos contest

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The salsa brand Herdez is having a Día de los Meurtos t-shirt design contest just for artists in southern California!

To qualify, artists must be a legal resident of one of the following southern California counties: Los Angeles County, Ventura County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County or San Diego County.

Enter before 5PM PST on September 14th, 2014 for your chance to win. One winner will earn $1000 cash and 10 free t-shirts. Additionally, the winning original artwork will be displayed at MOLAA and sold as a featured piece in the Golden Ticket opportunity at the MOLAA Día de los Muertos fundraising gala On October 25, 2014 (proceeds will benefit programs and educational initiatives at MOLAA).