Archive | hats

31 July 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Design By Humans’s Hat design contest

Design By Humans is best known for their t-shirts, but the site is expanding their horizons for the new Hat design contest. No theme restrictions are listed, but they do offer a design guide to help artists with the technical limitations of the medium.

Enter before August 9th, 2018 for your chance to win. First place earns $350, Second place receives $250, and Third place gets $100. Fifteen runners-up will have the chance to be showcased in the Hat Collection. All printed artists maintain the rights to their artwork and receive a royalty of $4 for every hat sold from their store.

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07 February 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Legion Headwear design challenges

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Legion Headwear & Apparel are the latest company to enter into the apparel design challenge area, offering contests to design both caps and beanies.

Legion’s first Caps contest is now open. Enter before March 24th, 2015 for your chance to win. One 1st Place winner will earn $1000 and 50% royalties on sales. One 2nd Place winner will receive $500 and 25% royalties on sales. Additional selected designs will get a $50 Legion gift card and 10% royalties on sales.

Legion’s first Beanies contest is also currently underway. Enter before March 24th, 2015 for your chance to win. One 1st Place winner will earn $500 and 50% royalties on sales. Additional selected designs will get a $50 Legion gift card and 10% royalties on sales.

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20 December 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Ink Hound Presents Professor Von Plat Hat

Ink Hound has a new hat up for sale, and I made it! This means I’m going to be basically gloating about it instead of doing a proper review. Because frankly, I have always wanted a hat with a platypus on it and I think the embroidery looks super-hot. If you’d like to pick up a copy of the Professor Von Plat Hat, it will be up for sale for about another 9 days.

Artists at Ink Hound earn $2 per item sold, with no cap on profits. Even better, artists maintain full rights to their designs.

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31 October 2008 ~ 1 Comment

Don’t Panic: Design a 59Fifty Cap for New Era

Don’t Panic has a cool hat contest underway:

New Era are on top in terms of headwear. Almost every decent cap design has a gold New Era label on it. As such, they’ve had literal boatloads of high & mighty guest designers, including Spike Lee, Danny Way, Travis Barker, Gym Class Heroes, Fat Joe, Dizzy Rascal, and Jake Burton. We’d like talented new designers and students to add to their catalogue with their hot headwear designs, so we’re opening this competition to give them the chance.

The winning design will become the next Footasylum exclusive and sold at Footasylum stores throughout the UK. We’re also offering two runners up 12 pieces of their own design.

Pick up a Design Template in store at Footasylum or apply online at where we have a live interactive voting gallery. Entries open worldwide until 15 Nov.

The only prize is copies of your design, but it could be a cool opportunity to work with a big brand and see your design printed.

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12 September 2008 ~ 1 Comment

Fitizen’s Fitted Cap Contest

Sure it’s not quite a t-shirt, but hats are another great apparel item for artists to experiment with. Fitizen‘s cap contest is still in beta, but they’re boasting a $1000 prize. The next winner will be announced on September 30th, so get your entry in before then.

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28 June 2008 ~ 1 Comment

Hathead’s Hat Design Contest

No, it’s not a t-shirt, but it’s definitely a cool chance to design some apparel. Hathead is looking for cool hat designs, and winners stand to make $250. There are a variety of templates available, so you can design anything from a traditional cap to a visor to a military-style hat.

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25 July 2007 ~ 0 Comments

A Better Tomorrow: Shirts! Wallstickers! More?


Germany’s A Better Tomorrow is a t-shirt design competition with a difference. While most t-shirt competitions are strictly about, well, shirts, ABT challenges their designers with new mediums. For instance, they have a wallsticker contest and big plans to branch into a variety of other areas as well, possibly including sneakers or hats.

The prevailing look at ABT is streetwear, so expect to see a lot of bold shapes and colors with a hip hop sensibility. One of the things that sets ABT apart, though, is their total lack of limits- no matter what you submit, it will be entered in the contest and be voted on. Each month two winners will be selected from the contest and each winning design receives 500 euros and will be featured in a German design magazine.

The only potential hang up at this site is that all the text is in German. The good news is that an English version is currently in the works- it might be up on the web as soon as the end of August, so keep an eye out for it (I know I will!).

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