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30 August 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Cheugy design contest

Being trendy is overrated in Threadless‘s new Cheugy t-shirt design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

If you’ve never heard the word “cheugy” (pronounced chew-gee) until now, there’s a good chance you have a few cheugy things in your closet. You might even be wearing something cheugy right now—GASP.

For those who don’t spend much time on TikTok, Gen-Z commonly uses this term to describe folks, usually Millennials, who follow out-of-date fashion and lifestyle trends. Examples of cheugy: side hair parts, skinny jeans, the cry laughing emoji, Instagram captions like “I did a thing” after a haircut. Pretty much anything that was popular in the early-2010s.

Whether or not we’d like to admit it, all fads eventually become cheugy. For the next Design Challenge, we want you to reference a trend that has fallen out of style in glorious fashion. Spoof a “Live, Laugh, Love” sign. Draw a toes-in-the-sand beach scene that says “Take me back.” Tell the world you’re willing to die on the hill of skinny jeans. Whatever you choose to design, do it in good fun! What’s cheugy one moment could become popular again the next. That’s how trends work!

Enter before September 27th, 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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16 August 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Horror design contest

October and Halloween fun are on the way, so get ready early with Threadless‘s new Horror t-shirt design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

It’s no secret that horror is our jam. It’s also no secret that horror is YOUR jam (we have the numbers to prove it!). Hell, it’s also our customer’s jam! SO much jam. We thought it best to open up horror as an ongoing design challenge, much like our main Threadless challenge! That way, we can finally celebrate Halloween and all things wonderfully creepy ALL. YEAR. ROUND.

It’s like October in July! Or really any month. Bring us your devils, your skulls, your monstrous beasts, and your cerebrally maddening deliciousness. Morbid AF? Awesome! Creepy but hilarious? Perfect. The cute kind of murder? Yes, please! We love to see a wide range of horror represented, so long as it’s uniquely yours.

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 August 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Double Sided design contest

Get to know shirts from front to back in Threadless‘s new Double Sided design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Double-sided T-Shirts have finally arrived at Threadless, and we couldn’t be more excited about the design possibilities! Double the print area means double the space you have to showcase your incredible art. For your next Design Challenge, we want you to design a new T-Shirt with a front AND back print. Show us the imaginative ways you can use this awesome new product feature!

Now that double-sided printing is available on most styles of tee, think about how each side of a t-shirt can play off one another. If you’re a comic book artist or cartoonist, you could tell a story that begins on the front and ends on the back. Or, if humor is more your thing, you could tell a joke where the front is the setup and the back is the punchline. This approach works especially well with designs that have words and fun lettering. Of course, you could always keep it simple with a crest on the front (great for your logo!) and a full back print displaying a rad illustration. You know, like a band tee! Let’s see the ways double-sided printing expands your creativity!

Enter before September 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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02 August 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Retro Monsters design contest

Vintage meets scary in Threadless‘s new Retro Monsters design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

The monsters we all know from classic horror stories and legends were created to send chills up our spines with their hideous appearance and heinous intentions. But honestly, there’s something lovable about them. If there wasn’t, how else could these ghastly characters stay relevant for so long? Many of them have been around since the 1930s, or earlier! Let’s ensure the retro monster spirit survives into another generation of horror with the next Design Challenge.

We want to see your original interpretation of retro monsters. Emphasis on “retro.” You know—vampires, mummies, the undead. Depict them in any style you’d like. Consider defanging these creepy characters with a campy, cartoonish illustration filled with humor and lighthearted storytelling. Or, do the exact opposite with a frighteningly detailed image of a werewolf’s toothy maw, or a swamp monster’s glistening scales. If you need more inspiration, the Threadless Marketplace is full of horror designs that are sure to get your creative juices flowing. Whatever you do, make it your own!

IMPORTANT: Please see our page on copyright law, and ensure that all designs you submit for this challenge are cool and creepy without drawing too heavily from specific monsters you may not have the rights to reproduce for sale.

Enter before August 27th, 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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12 July 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Old Bones design contest

Get more than skin deep with Threadless‘s new Old Bones design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Everyone has a skeleton beneath all that skin and muscle. Our bones give our bodies structure, protect our organs, and, in many cases, will remain on this earth long after we’re gone. For your next Design Challenge, we want you to make a fresh work of art portraying a day in the life of a skeleton.

Skeletons are ubiquitous in the world of art, so there are many directions you can look for inspiration. Various styles of tattoo art, for example, have portrayed skeletons riding motorcycles and skulls with snakes slithering out of their eye sockets. Keep in mind, just because the theme is “skeletons” doesn’t mean you have to make a dark, ominous design—unless horror is your thing! If not, you can create something a little less bone-chilling, like a vibrant sugar skull or a skeleton immersed in blooming flowers. You could also play up the humor with skeleton puns, or by portraying the Grim Reaper in his daily routine, knocking on doors or living his best life on the beach. Make no bones about it, your creativity is your best ally!

Enter before July 30th, 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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05 July 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Cottagecore design contest

Rural, cozy vibes might be on the menu in Threadless‘s new Cottagecore design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Sometimes you just want to stay in and bake bread in your kitchen. Or tend to your garden. Or bury your phone in the middle of a wheat field to prevent you from doomscrolling. In other words, escape the stressors of the modern world and return to a simpler way of living. One that’s peaceful and more harmonious with nature. That’s the spirit of cottagecore.

For your next Design Challenge, we want you to embrace the cottagecore aesthetic with a new design that evokes easy living in the countryside. What comes to mind when you think of the pastoral lifestyle? Maybe it’s an intricate floral pattern you’d see on a long, layered frock. Or maybe it’s a landscape scene that reminds you of a vision quest you embarked on out in the woods. You could also focus your design on a specific activity, such as foraging mushrooms, befriending a bullfrog, or gleefully chasing a butterfly. Consider taking these ideas and incorporating them into your work. Since cottagecore is very much a play on nostalgia, you could also think about making your design look vintage with rustic details such as muted colors and distressing.

Enter before July 30th, 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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14 June 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s SUE the T. Rex design contest

Make something dino-mite for Threadless‘s new SUE the T. Rex design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

I, SUE the T. rex, need—nay—demand your help designing my next round of exclusive MURDERBIRD merchandis

Lend your long mammalian forelimbs and create my fierce likeness, or any other SUE-adjacent traits: my palatial home (the Field Museum), my favorite food (ham), my sassy wit (see @SUEtheTrex). Your imagination is the limit.

I’ll select four (4) T. rex-ellent designs to make and sell from my Threadless shop. Submit your SUE by July 9!

Enter before July 9th, 2021 for your chance to win. One 1st Place winner will earn $450 cash and a behind the scenes tour of the Field Museum in Chicago. One 2nd Place winner will get $350 cash and two all-access passes to the Field Museum in Chicago. One 3rd Place winner will receive $250 cash and two all-access passes to the Field Museum in Chicago. One 4th Place winner will get $150 cash and two all-access passes to the Field Museum in Chicago. All designers printed will earn up to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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