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12 April 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Life Is Good’s t-shirt design contest

The ever-cheerful apparel company Life Is Good is looking to celebrate their community’s “resilient optimism” with a new t-shirt design contest, and to sweeten the deal ever entry will result in a $1 donation to the Life Is Good Kids Foundation. It’s also noteworthy that this competition is open to all ages, and welcomes entries in all mediums (including paint, pencil, and digital artwork).

Enter before May 3rd, 2021 for your chance to win. The Grand Prize winner will have their design sold on LifeIsGood.com (with 100% of profits benefiting the Life Is Good Kids Foundation), and will also receive an Apple IPad Pro 11″ with Apple Pencil, $500 LifeIsGood.com gift card, and $250 of art supplies.

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26 October 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Smize design contest


Create a neck gaiter design that makes people smile in Threadless‘s new Smize design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

The pandemic has made it tough to get a sense of how anyone is feeling out in public, because everyone’s facial expressions are hidden behind masks. The solution is simple: everyone should learn how to smize (smile with their eyes). The concept of smizing was popularized by Tyra Banks in Season 13 of America’s Next Top Model, when she showed her proteges the emotive powers of a slight squint.

For this challenge, we want you to create a Neck Gaiter design that’ll light up eyes. Think of ways it could immediately grab attention and trigger an involuntary smile. Make faces scrunch up with joy by illustrating cats being adorable. Aim directly at funny bones with cringy puns such as “That’s How Eye Roll.” Or, create something so ridiculous that people can’t help but look at it and guffaw. Whichever route you choose, remember that you can use the entire Neck Gaiter as your canvas, so consider making a vibrant full-bleed design that’s noticeable from a distance.

This contest opens to entries on October 30th, 2020 and ends on November 13th. One winner will earn $500 cash and a $500 Threadless gift code. All designers printed will earn up to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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11 September 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot’s Superhero Parody derby voting highlights

Artwork and punchlines were straight out of comic books, blockbuster movies, and the imagination in Shirt.Woot‘s Superhero Parody derby. While many designers made a heroic effort this week, here’s a look at two current voting underdogs that I think could use some more attention…

It’s Not a Bird, It’s a Salsa by walmazan turns Superman’s logo into crispy tortilla chip dunked in an “S” of spicy dip.

Stand for What You Believe by TaylorRoss1 unites its doodled heroes in colorful stripes and uses text to urge the viewer to undertake everyday acts of heroism.

This derby continues through Monday at 8pm. The top three designs (determined by votes and editor input) will earn $1000 cash and $2 per item sold. Additionally, other designs may be selected for future plus sales and sold for $2 per item each.

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29 August 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #777: Funny Shirts


Get ready to laugh, Shirt.Woot‘s latest derby theme is…

Starting Monday at 8PM CST: Derby #777: Funny Shirts

Give me some light-hearted humor! We all need to laugh sometimes, make shirts that will make someone giggle when they see you wearing it.

No toilet humor, I’ll accept Dad jokes, but I won’t accept jokes about illness, disease or sickness.

No politics, no cream shirts.

This derby begins Monday at 8pm CST and continues through the following Monday at 8pm. Three designs (determined by votes and editor input) will be printed as daily offers on Tuesday through Thursday and earn $1000 and $2 per item sold after the first day of sales. Other designs may be selected for a Plus sale, with each selected design earning $2 per item sold.

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21 August 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot’s STEM derby voting highlights

Shirt.Woot‘s STEM derby asked artists to explore the rich inspiration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. And I’d call it a very successful theme, because there’s a nice variety of pieces in the mix drawing from pop culture, a variety of art styles, and even some designs with a slogan or message. Here’s a look at two current voting underdogs that I think could use some more attention…

Question Everything by marchi does a great job of forming its slogan out of letter-shaped graphs and objects (although the T could stand to be more distinctive).

It’s Owl Around Us by LPyne is so thick with detail that it should delight viewers with all kinds of moments of discovery.

This derby continues through Monday at 8pm. The top three designs (determined by votes and editor input) will earn $1000 cash and $2 per item sold. Additionally, other designs may be selected for future plus sales and sold for $2 per item each.

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22 February 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Lucky Brand’s Lucky X Love design contest

Valentine’s Day may have passed, but Lucky Brand knows that love is always in style with their new Lucky X Love design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

YOU’RE AN INDEPENDENT SPIRIT. YOU KNOW WHAT YOU STAND FOR AND YOU LEAD YOUR LIFE WITH PASSION, STRENGTH, AND CONVICTION. ABOVE ALL ELSE, YOU BELIEVE IN LOVE—IT INFORMS EVERYTHING YOU DO AND HOW YOU SEE THE WORLD. AND THAT’S REALLY POWERFUL.

LUCKY BRAND SUPPORTS YOU AND YOUR INDIVIDUALITY, NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE OR WHO YOU LOVE. MORE THAN THAT, WE’RE PROUD OF YOU AND HOW FAR YOU’VE COME. IN CELEBRATION OF PRIDE THIS JUNE AND IN SUPPORT OF THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY, WE INVITE ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS TO SUBMIT THEIR DESIGNS FOR A T-SHIRT THAT FITS THE THEME OF “LUCKY X LOVE.”

Enter before March 3rd, 2019 for your chance to win. Three winners will be announced on March 12th, 2019 with each winner receiving $1000.

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29 July 2018 ~ 0 Comments

StorageMart’s Roots N Blues N BBQ t-shirt design contest

StorageMart is getting fired up about the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival this September in Colombia, Missouri, and they’re looking for artists to create shirts all about the spirit of the event in this Rockin’ with StorageMart t-shirt design contest.

Enter before August 31st, 2018 for your chance to win. One Grand Prize winner will earn two Whole Hog VIP passes to the festival with hotel stay. First Prize will receive two standard weekend passes. Second Prize gets two single day passes.

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