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04 August 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Site Updates

I’m working on the format of this site right now, so I apologize for any broken-ness that may occur. There are still a lot of problems with the code, but hopefully I’ll be able to get those worked out this weekend.

Thanks for your patience.

04 August 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Zazzle Contest: Talking Food

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Zazzle has recently hopped on the t-shirt contest bandwagon. The current contest is “Talking Food,” and the winner will walk away with a whopping $1000. Entries can be designs on any Zazzle product, including t-shirts. A winner will be chosen from the 25 most popular entries.

Enter before August 12th, 2007 for your chance to win.

04 August 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Nutrisoda T-Shirt Design Competition

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Have you ever thought to yourself, wow, I would love to design a shirt that had an airplane in a circle on it? Then this is the contest for you! Nutrisoda’s logo is an airplane in a circle, and they’ve started a t-shirt contest.

Here’s the deal: The logo should be somewhere on the shirt. The shirt color should be black or white, and you should use four or fewer colors. Other than that, it’s up to you. A panel of judges will decide your fate (there’s online voting as well, but that is just to determine a Popular Vote winner). All profits from sales of the winning shirt will be donated to Dress for Success.

If the promise of charity doesn’t grab you, maybe the first place prize will. The winner will receive a weekend getaway to Boston or San Francisco, a silk-screened canvas of your design by artist Daniel Dens, a 24 multi-pack of Nutrisoda every month for a year, and 100 t-shirts with your design. (There are also prizes for second place, third place, popular vote, and one in twenty entries will instantly win a prize.)

While I’m usually pretty skeptical of the results when companies hold t-shirt contests, I think this one has promise. Last year’s winners are definitely nice, so I think good work will win out this year as well.

03 August 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #2: Heat

Another Friday, another Shirt.Woot Derby. This time the theme is Heat, and entries that rely on Woot logos and culture are banned. Another improvement to the format is that entries are now displayed according to how recently they were submitted (instead of according to popularity, which kept a lot of mediocre work scoring highly last week).

It might take some more time before the voters start to get a grasp of what works on a shirt (currently a lot of voters seem to be voting on thumbnail images without enlarging to see shirt placement) but I think this week’s winner is almost guaranteed to be more interesting than last week (grey shapes on a white shirt? sigh).

As always, the winner’s shirt will be printed next Friday, earning the designer $200 plus $2 for every shirt sold after the first day.

02 August 2007 ~ 2 Comments

Camiseteria Competition for InterCon 2007

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Camiseteria has just announced a new competition: As part of a partnership with iMasters InterCon 2007 (a networking convention for the fields of technology, the internet and the media), Camiseteria is asking for t-shirt design submissions using the theme of The Meeting of Two Worlds.

The winner will receive R$1400 (half in product, half in cash) and an invitation to attend InterCon 2007 (a value of R$210). The submission period for this contest ends soon (the 13th of August, which means the competition only lasts two weeks!), so anyone who’s interested should act soon.

Note: Camiseteria is located in Brazil, so all of the site’s content is in Portuguese. I use Babelfish when things are unclear and that seems to work fine, so there’s no reason for english-speakers to avoid the site.

01 August 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Uneetee’s July $1000 Winner

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You’re looking at July’s $1000 winner at Uneetee, a shirt called Time After Time. While it wasn’t my favorite in the contest (I feel that the angles and some of the line widths need to be worked out better) it’s definitely a neat concept. I believe this shirt will be running for most of (maybe even all of) this week, so if this shirt is for you then you’ll have plenty of time to pick up a copy,

The collection has also been updated to include a few more shirts, including one I almost bought recently- Dream of the Flying Geisha. I passed on it because the shipping fee scared me off (now that Shirt.Woot is doing $10 tees with free shipping, everything else seems like a rip-off) but I might reconsider if there’s a good daily shirt soon.

01 August 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Mae Loves Threadless

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A new contest is up at Threadless: Mae Loves Threadless. The theme is Singularity, and the prize pack is pretty sweet (Xbox 360, Guitar Hero II, an autographed cymbal and more!).

Entries should be submitted before August 31st.

(I admit that I had never heard of Mae until now. So I was amused to learn that the band’s website is WhatIsMae.com. Indeed.)