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08 May 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #42: Join the Revolution!

Shirt.Woot‘s newest derby theme was revealed last week, so consider this a reminder. They’ve teamed up with sponsor 2K Games (makers of Civilization Revolution) to enhance the derby a bit. This week’s theme is Join the Revolution, and winners are looking at an increased prize package thanks to this week’s sponsorship. Adhere to the theme, and bear in mind that Woot has specifically said that they don’t want Civilization-themed shirts- no association with the game is permitted, and related logos are artwork are outlawed.

First place receives $2000, an Xbox 360 Elite, Civilization Revolution for the 360, a themed 360 faceplate, and a signed poster. Second place is $1500, a 360 faceplate, Civilization Revolution for the 360, and a signed poster. Third place will get $1000, a copy of the game for the 360, and a signed poster. These winners are also still eligible for Woot’s aftersale commissions of $2 per shirt sold after the first day of sales.

The derby opens to submissions on Friday at noon and remains open until Wednesday at noon. Voting is on-going from when the derby opens until Thursday at noon. The top three shirt designs (as chosen by Woot members) are printed the following weekend.

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02 May 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #41: Alphabet; Civilization Sponsored Derby Announced

Shirt.Woot has been pretty busy. This week, they’ve begun a new derby, with the theme Alphabet and the restriction that each letter must be used… and used exactly once.

This derby opens to submissions Friday at noon, with submissions closing at noon on Wednesday. Voting is on-going from Friday at noon to Thursday at noon. The top three entries, as voted on by Shirt.Woot members, will be printed the following weekend. Each printed designer earns $1000 for the first night of sales and an additional $2 per shirt sold after the first day of sales.

Shirt.Woot also posted an announcement about next week’s derby: they’ve partnered with 2K Games to create a derby based on the game Civilization Revolution. The derby’s theme will be Join the Revolution- and though the contest is sponsored by Civilization, direct references to the game (in the form of logos or artwork) are strictly forbidden.

This derby won’t open to submissions until next Friday (May 9th) at noon, which gives potential entrants some extra time to finesse their designs. Because this is a special sponsored derby, the prizes are different than usual. First place will receive a whopping $2000 (plus possible commissions), a 360 Elite, a year of Xbox Live, a copy of Civilization Revolution for the 360, a Civilization Revolution themed Faceplate for the 360, and a poster signed by the team. Second place will win $1500 (plus possible commissions), a 360 faceplate, a copy of Civilization Revolution for the 360, and a poster signed by the team. Third place gets $1000 (plus possible commissions), a copy of the game for the 360, and a signed poster.

Very interesting to see Shirt.Woot entering into the sponsored contest arena- could this be the event that makes more artists see them as a contest venue on par with Threadless and Design By Humans?

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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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