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16 September 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Grandma’s House design contest

It’s time for some good, old-fashioned art in Threadless‘s Grandma’s House design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Welcome, whippersnapper. Mind the rugs, take a seat on the yellowed plastic couch cover, and dust off a Werther’s from one of many candy dishes. Here, the smell of soap and roses commingle with Folgers and stacks of old newspaper to create a pleasant perfume that could only mean one thing: Grandma’s house. Where the attic’s full of surprises, the basement stairs creak, and the garden’s really a jungle.

This senior-inspired design challenge will make you mind your manners as you create fresh art that might be found in, or based on experiences at, Grandma’s house. Do doilies and coasters protect all surfaces from the tchotchkes that line them? Is the radio frequency always set to AM? Give us lace-lined designs, featuring hand towels that aren’t actually for drying your hands (they’re for decoration). Craft designs of antique filled rooms, dated decor, or typography of your Grandma’s favorite sayings. Get designing and make somebody’s Grandma very proud.

This contest opens to entries on September 20th and ends on October 4th 2019. One winner will earn $1000 cash and a $500 Threadless gift code. Also, all designers printed will earn up to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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09 September 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Analog design contest

Get back to basics with Threadless‘s new Analog design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Remember the satisfying click of your typewriter keys as you pounded out an interoffice memo? Or spending entire car rides untangling the magnetic tape of your cassettes? What about calculating statistics with your abacus? Or the pleasant smell of ink from a freshly delivered newspaper? Ahhh yes, the good old days. When vinyl wasn’t the hipster way to listen to music, it was the only way.

Let’s harken back to simpler times, before this whole digital trend (we’re pretty sure it’s a fad). Back when waves, like sound, were recorded and physically translated, perhaps onto vinyl or tape. We want your best, outmoded art of anachronistic devices in our analog design challenge. Give us designs inspired by old-school audio recording, cuckoo clocks, wristwatches, record players, and more. So, flip the album, drop the needle, and design away!

This contest opens to entries on September 13th and ends on September 27th 2019. One winner will earn $1000 cash and a $500 Threadless gift code. Also, all designers printed will earn up to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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02 September 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s I Put a Spell on You design contest

Magic is in the air with Threadless‘s new I Put a Spell on You design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

A powerful form of divination, spell-casting is the ancient practice of harnessing energy with magickal intention. Like making a wish and throwing a coin in a fountain, but with more cosmic umph! Abracadabra and hocus-pocus are mainstream hexes. And who could forget Shakespeare’s three witches chanting, “double, double toil and trouble…” over a steaming cauldron?

Though spell-casting is often verbal or mental, we’re asking you to conjure your best invocations in art. No wands or potions needed, just your pens, pencils, and illustration software. Channel designs that feature mystical typography or enchanting scenes of witchcraft. Summon supernatural forces to make hauntingly good art (and win this bewitching design challenge). Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo!

This contest opens to entries on September 6th and ends on September 20th 2019. One winner will earn $1000 cash and a $500 Threadless gift code. Also, all designers printed will earn up to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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26 August 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s TLC Take a Stand Against Bullying design contest

Threadless has teamed up with TLC for their new Take a Stand Against Bullying design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

If you’ve ever been picked on, called names, had people say negative things about you on social media or worse, chances are you’ve been bullied. Here’s your opportunity to demonstrate that being kind is way cooler.

Join TLC in support of National Bullying Prevention Month. By sharing your time, support, and compassion, we believe you can make a big impact on anyone who has experienced bullying—especially youth. We call on all designers to give this “little” challenge a lot of love and rally around messages of acceptance and respect, regardless of our differences, through your art. Kindness is stronger than hate—now’s your chance to show it!

This contest opens to entries on August 23rd and ends on September 6th 2019. One winner will earn $500 cash, a $500 donation to the program of the winner’s choice and a $500 Threadless gift code. The winner will be announced at and invited to an October 2nd event in New York. Five runners-up will each receive a TLC fleece, TLC hat, tumbler and pop socket. A portion of proceeds will go to Love is Louder. You must be at least 18 years old and a U.S. resident to enter.

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12 August 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Cryptozoology design contest

Unicorns, bigfoots, and sea monsters, oh my! Threadless’s Cryptozoology design contest is open to all kinds of artwork about unusual creatures. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Just because something hasn’t been scientifically proven to exist, doesn’t mean it doesn’t. Folklore tells tales of fabled creatures that lurk deep in the waters or shift like shadows in forgotten forests. Elusive to humans, these unbelievable beasts have captured our imagination. From Bigfoot and Nessie to the Chupacabra and Kraken, we can’t get enough of cryptids of all kinds.

We’re on the hunt for the most fantastical, legendary creature design in this cryptozoology challenge. Let’s prove once and for all these fabulous, supernatural animals exist. Craft designs inspired by unknown entities awaiting discovery or create new monsters of your own making. Only brave believers will succeed, don’t let doubters get you down. The search is on!

This contest opens to entries on August 16th and ends on August 30th 2019. One winner will earn $1000 cash and a $500 Threadless gift code. Also, all designers printed will earn $1 to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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05 August 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Sass design contest

Clever wordplay and snarky imagery might serve you well in Threadless‘s new Sass design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Did you mouth off to the principal in high school or reply with cheeky remarks to your mom’s reminders about doing chores? Were you yelled at for inciting unrest with impertinent comments to your siblings in the back seat during road trips? Finally, you’ll be rewarded for your insolence. Your quippy backtalk will serve you well in this saucy challenge.

We charge you to put your money where your mouth is and make some super sassy designs. Take those rude responses, witty retorts, and over-the-top eye rolls and turn them into graphic-art gold. Feature those smart-alecky words as artful typography in your designs. So, wise off and get designing. Yeah, that’s right, we’re talking to you.

This contest opens to entries on August 9th and ends on August 23rd 2019. One winner will earn $1000 cash and a $500 Threadless gift code. Also, all designers printed will earn $1 to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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29 July 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s The 3rd Dimension design contest

Flat is boring in Threadless‘s new The 3rd Dimension design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Three-dimensional space is the geometrical setting in which three parameters—like depth, width, and height—are used to determine the position of something. All matter in the physical universe, not considering time, exists in this three-parameter model. So whether you’re describing a point with three coordinates plotted on x, y, and z axes or measuring the volume of a sphere, you’re expressing the world as we experience it.

Say goodbye to flat 2D; we’re getting deep in this 3D design challenge. Math majors, number novices, and digital art dabblers, let’s level up from lines and squares. Craft your best cubes, spheres, and pyramids or plot away with the Cartesian coordinate system, but show us the depth of your 3D designs. Rendering some spectacular scenes that would make Pixar proud? We want it all! Give us your three-dimensionally inspired, digital art doozies.

This contest opens to entries on August 2nd and ends on August 16th, 2019. One winner will earn $1000 cash and a $500 Threadless gift code. Also, all designers printed will earn $1 to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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