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22 November 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Actually Curious design contest

Artists may want to fine-tune their empathetic tendencies for Threadless‘s new Actually Curious design competition, in partnership with Curious Publishing (creators of the Actually Curious conversational card game). Here’s what they’re looking for…

Prompts:
– What does empathy mean to you?
– What are you willing to fight for?
– How do you love?

Rules:
– Submissions open from November 15, 2021 through January 15, 2022
– Must contain one or more of the following words or phrases in any language:
    – Actually Curious
    – Empathy
    – Love
    – Curiosity
    – Compassion
    – Justice
    – Freedom
    – Human Rights
    – Connection
    – Community

More details, including a style guide, can be seen on Threadless.

Enter before January 15th, 2022 for your chance to win. One 1st Place winner will earn $1000 cash, a $250 Threadless gift code, all four editions of Actually Curious, and a one year subscription to Curious magazine. One 2nd Place winner will receive a $250 Threadless gift code, all four editions of Actually Curious, and a one year subscription to Curious magazine. One 3rd Place winner gets a $250 Threadlless gift code and all four editions of Curious magazine. All designers printed will earn up to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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08 November 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Winter Wildlife design contest

Snowy animals take centerstage in Threadless‘s new Winter Wildlife t-shirt design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

In some parts of the world, it’s already bitterly cold—even below freezing. And with those frigid temperatures come pristine, crystalized water falling from the sky and whimsical creatures traipsing through the snow. For your next Design Challenge, we want you to consider these beasts of winter. Big, small, and imaginary!

Will your art capture a white rabbit or polar bear subtly blending into the background? A woolly mammoth making a comeback? Or maybe our illusive, fluffy friend, the Yeti, will make a surprise appearance. Think winter, think nature, think wildlife. However you interpret this challenge, also consider donating a portion of your proceeds from your new design to our new Threadless Cause: Animals! Help support the mission of animal-focused charities such as the World Wildlife Fund, National Audubon Society, ASPCA, and more. While completely optional, it’s a nice way to create with purpose and show people you care. Visit our Help Page for more detailed instructions.

Enter before December 3rd, 2021 for your chance to win. One 1st Place winner will earn $1250 cash and a $250 Threadless gift code. One 2nd Place winner will receive $500 cash and a $250 Threadless gift code. One 3rd Place winner gets $250 cash and a $250 Threadlless gift code. All designers printed will earn up to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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04 October 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Vintage Sports design contest

Break out the old-timey athletic gear, because Threadless‘s new t-shirt design competition is all about Vintage Sports! Here’s what they’re looking for…

Many of the most popular sports today have long histories that date back hundreds, even thousands of years. Sometimes it’s fun to remember how sports used to be decades ago. You know, when basketball shorts were tiny, football helmets were made of leather, and pitchers threw perfect games while tripping on acid (for real though, Google Dock Ellis).

For your next Design Challenge, we want you to make a new piece of art inspired by vintage sports. Interpret this theme however you like. You could draw inspiration from real-life sports or make up your own, like Full-Contact Chess or Bare-Knuckle Baking. Or maybe make a baseball card of a player who never existed, or illustrate the reasons you dislike sports altogether. If you really want to lean into the throwback vibes, consider giving your design a little vintage lovin’. Show its age with sepia tones, light distressing, and a whole lotta mutton chops. Make it sporty and make it retro!

Enter before October 29th, 2021 for your chance to win. One 1st Place winner will earn $1250 cash and a $250 Threadless gift code. One 2nd Place winner will receive $500 cash and a $250 Threadless gift code. One 3rd Place winner gets $250 cash and a $250 Threadlless gift code. All designers printed will earn up to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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20 September 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Environment design contest

Flora and fauna are on the agenda for Threadless‘s new Environment t-shirt design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Our planet’s environment supplies us with the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land we live on. What happens when we don’t love the environment back? For one, the polar bears certainly wouldn’t be happy. It’s critically important that we protect the environment so it may provide for future generations to come. To continue spreading that message, we’re keeping this Design Challenge open all year round, like our main Threadless challenge!

For your new designs, we want you to draw inspiration from the environment. Consider sending a message about a specific environmental issue. There are so many of them to choose from—air pollution, deforestation, climate change, land conservation. Or maybe create a design that encourages green practices such as recycling or shrinking your carbon footprint. You can also take cues from nature, using earthy hues or illustrating those cute woodland creatures you love to watch in nature documentaries. Be a hype person for the environment!

Want to make an even bigger impact? With Threadless Causes, you can donate a portion of your earnings from the sale of your new design to Environment charities including Eden Reforestation Projects, World Wildlife Fund, and The Nature Conservancy. For this Cause, Threadless is matching donations up to $100,000! If you’re interested in joining our fundraising efforts, refer to our Help Page to learn how Causes works.

This contest does not currently have a submission deadline. All designers printed will earn up to $20 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments), and one winner will receive a $250 Threadless gift code.

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16 September 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Racial Justice design contest

Make a statement in Threadless‘s new Racial Justice t-shirt design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Generations of civil rights activism lead to important gains in the pursuit of racial justice, but society still has a long way to go. Systemic racism is deeply embedded in institutions that have a profound impact on lives, including housing, the criminal justice system, healthcare, and education. The fight for racial justice is ongoing, which is why we’re keeping this Design Challenge open all year round, like our main Threadless challenge.

While creating new designs for this challenge, think of the message you want to convey. Consider focusing on a specific issue related to racial justice, such as police reform or ending anti-Asian hate. You could also base your design around a slogan such as “No Justice No Peace,” or use your own words to call out systemic racism. Your art has the power to move people and inspire them to take action now!

This contest does not currently have a submission deadline. All designers printed will earn up to $20 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments), and one winner will receive a $250 Threadless gift code.

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09 September 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Pride Forever design contest

Threadless wants to make pride a year round affair with their new Pride Forever design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

On July 1st every year, huge corporations tend to pack away their Rainbow flags until June comes back around again. But Pride is a YEAR-LONG celebration. That’s why we’re making our Pride Design Challenge open all year round, like our main Threadless challenge! We want you to flood our Marketplace with designs that express free love and inclusivity.

Pride means many things to many people, but we want to see how YOU interpret it through the lens of your art. Channel the rebellious spirit that sparked the Pride movement of the late 1960s. Turn gender norms on their heads. Portray love in ways that aren’t typically seen on TV or in mainstream media. Most importantly, send an inclusive message that resonates with the LGBTQIA+ community.

Don’t forget, with Threadless Causes, you can donate a portion of your earnings from the sale of your new design to Pride/LGBTQIA+ charities doing critical work around the world. For this Cause, Threadless is matching donations up to $100,000! If you’re interested in joining our fundraising efforts, refer to our Help Page to learn how Causes works.

This contest does not currently have a submission deadline. All designers printed will earn up to $20 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments), and one winner will receive a $250 Threadless gift code.

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06 September 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Curse Words design contest

Turn to the dark side of the dictionary in Threadless‘s new Curse Words t-shirt design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Do we like to swear? You bet your ass we do! Curse words are the funnest damned words to say. They’re surprising, they’re naughty, and they make people squirm. Depending on your tone and delivery, they can add oomph to your sentence or intensify your meaning. For example, there’s a big difference between “cold” and “cold as fuck.” How many degrees? We don’t know exactly, but you should probably wear a coat.

For your next Design Challenge, we encourage you to turn off your filter. No dagnabbits, fiddlesticks, or snickerdoodles. We want you to go full swear ahead, featuring those delectable curse words in all of their profane glory. You might consider basing your design around a common phrase such as “Get your shit together” or “Tha fuck?” Or maybe you’d like to illustrate a literal asshat, or show a metric shit ton to human scale. Heck, if you’re a fan of language and prose, you could even draw a portrait of William Fuckin’ Shakespeare himself. Don’t be afraid to go blue! We won’t ground you or give you detention.

Enter before October 1st, 2021 for your chance to win. One 1st Place winner will earn $1250 cash and a $250 Threadless gift code. One 2nd Place winner will receive $500 cash and a $250 Threadless gift code. One 3rd Place winner gets $250 cash and a $250 Threadlless gift code. All designers printed will earn up to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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