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25 April 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #40: Motherhood

Shirt.Woot is getting ready for Mother’s Day a bit early, I guess, and has decided this week’s derby theme to be Motherhood. The only special rule this week is No Video Game References, so it looks like even text is allowed.

The derby begins accepting submissions Friday at noon, 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 site members), 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.

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19 April 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #39: Motion

Derby #39 has begun at Shirt.Woot, which is currently seeking submissions that deal with Motion. Special rules this time around include no text and a ban on using asphalt shirts.

The derby is currently open for entries, with a deadline of Wednesday at noon. Voting is on-going until Thursday at noon. The top three entries (as voted by Woot members) will be printed the following weekend, earning printed artists $1000 for the first day of sales and an additional $2 per sale made after the first day.

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12 April 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #38: The Year You Were Born

This week’s Shirt.Woot Derby is all about you- or at least all about the year you were born. So it’s time to try your hand at summing up your birth year in a shirt design, without the use of crutches like text and copyrighted imagery.

The derby is open to new entries until Wednesday at noon. Voting is on-going until Thursday at noon. The top three shirt designs, as voted on by Shirt.Woot members, will be printed the following weekend. Each printed designer earns $1000 for the first day of sales, augmented by a $2 per shirt bonus for every shirt sold after the first day.

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03 April 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #37: Greed; $1000 Guaranteed for Printed Artists

Shirt.Woot had a huge announcement today: From now on, all printed artists are guaranteed $1000 for their first day of sales. This is the new rate both for Derby winners and for Daily submissions, and it is consistent regardless of the number of sales (so shirts that sell out and shirts that sell one copy get that same $1000). All artists still have the opportunity to earn more money ($2 per shirt sold) after the first day of sales.

This week’s derby celebrates the change, asking artists to come up with shirts based on the theme Greed. A couple of stipulations, though: Woot has outlawed all text (and yes, that includes currency symbols) and pirates.

As usual, Woot begins accepting entries on Friday at noon, with voting also beginning immediately. Submissions remain open until Wednesday at noon. Voting closes at Thursday at noon. The top three entries, as voted on by Woot members, will be printed the following weekend.

For more Derby fun, try fan sites Best Losers and Shirt Derby Stats.

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27 March 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #36: Text as Art

Shirt.Woot‘s newest derby is a marked departure from their past contests- while they’re been known to forbid text in previous derbies, this time ONLY text is allowed. But not so fast, they’re also not looking for slogan shirts. This time, only text that forms images will be accepted.

The derby opens for submissions and voting at noon on Friday. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday at noon, and voting continues until Thursday at noon. The three top vote-getters will be printed that weekend, with successful designers earning up to $500 for the first day of sales and an additional $2 per shirt sold after that day.

Also check out the Derby fan sites Best Losers and ShirtDerbyStats for information on losing designs, past Derbies, and estimated vote totals.

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21 March 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #35: Spring

Shirt.Woot‘s newest derby is about to begin, and the theme is certainly broad: Spring. The only stipulations are no spring holidays and no text. With this many options, why do I suspect florals and trees will take all the top spots?

Anyway, the derby opens Friday at noon. At that time, people are free to submit entries and to vote for their favorites. Entries can continue until Wednesday at noon, and votes continue until Thursday at noon. The top three vote-getters are printed the following weekend. Each printed winner gets up to $500 for the first night of sales and an additional $2 per shirt sold after that day.

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15 March 2008 ~ 1 Comment

Shirt.Woot Derby #34: Canada

I’ve got to say, this week’s theme for the Shirt.Woot Derby is a bit of a letdown, especially after two weeks of really fun concepts (Line Art and Lyrics). This time around, designers have to make a shirt about Canada. So far, the field is pretty cluttered with maple leaves, moose, and the word Eh, which I guess is to be expected.

The derby is currently open for submissions, and will remain open until Wednesday at noon. Voting is open until Thursday at noon. The top three vote-getters will be printed next weekend, with the winning designers earning $500 for the first night of sales and an additional $2 per shirt sold after that point.

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