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21 March 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Care Bears “Unlock the Magic” design contest

Threadless is teaming up with an iconic cartoon for the Care Bears “Unlock the Magic” design competition, which celebrates the 40th anniversary of the series. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Perhaps, like the Care Bears, you just want to live that sweet Care Bear life. Who doesn’t?! Well here’s your chance with our officially licensed Care Bears: Unlock the Magic Design Challenge! Harness your belly-badge powers and sprinkle in some empathy to create the most incredible Care Bears–inspired art imaginable!

Think bright, colorful, and happy. You could riff on the characters (more on that below), lean into words or phrases that exemplify our bear pals, or unleash a rainbow of colors in some epic pattern. Whatever approach you choose, consider the themes of friendship, personal growth, courage, determination, and all of the good, caring vibes the Care Bears represent.

Check out the full write up on Threadless for specific dos and don’ts.

Enter before April 3rd, 2022 for your chance to win. One 1st Place winner will earn $1000 cash. One 2nd Place winner will receive $500 cash. One 3rd Place winner gets $250 cash. All approved designs can earn up to $20 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments). Threadless will also donate $1 per item sold (up to $5000) to The Trevor Project.

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07 March 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Dark Academia design contest

Threadless indulges in the spooky sciences with their new Dark Academia design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Dark Academia has emerged from the old, dusty libraries of prestigious learning institutions to become a growing internet subculture and aesthetic. As its name suggests, it romanticizes how private universities in the 19th century emphasized the liberal arts, particularly classical literature, art, and architecture. Dark Academics also have an affinity for the unusual, often exploring dark themes such as danger, mystery, crime, and secret societies. (Shhhhh!)

For your next Design Challenge, we want you to capture the aesthetic of Dark Academia. To get started, picture what life would have been like studying at a private university in the 19th century, before smartphones and self-driving cars. Imagine stacks of leather-bound books, hand-written messages penned in calligraphy, sepia-tone photos, and the occasional plaid scarf. If you want to lean into the “dark” aspect of Dark Academia, skulls, candles, and occult symbols always set a brooding tone. You could even base your design around an old piece of gothic poetry or literature, as long as it’s public domain.

Enter before April 1st, 2022 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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07 February 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Hot Topic Presents Kawaii design contest

Threadless has teamed up with Hot Topic to showcase the cutest art out there in the new Kawaii design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Have you ever seen something so cute that you let out an involuntary squeal of excitement? That’s the kind of unbridled joy kawaii brings out in people. Originating in Japan, kawaii’s culture of cuteness has become a worldwide phenomenon.

Partnering with the brilliant folks at Hot Topic, we present to you your next challenge: Make an original kawaii design that’s achingly ADORABLE. Whether human or an anthropomorphic creature, traditional kawaii characters break the cuteness scale with their giant beady eyes, shy demeanor, and subtle facial expressions. You can incorporate similar elements, or go wild with your own unique interpretation of “cute.” Also, consider serving us a sugar rush of bright pastel colors to strike a cheerful tone.

Enter before February 25th, 2022 for your chance to win. First place earns a $500 Hot Topic gift card and a $250 Threadless gift card. Second place gets a $150 Hot Topic gift card. Third place also receives a $150 Hot Topic gift card. Designs in this challenge cannot be published for sale without approval, and if Hot Topic decides to use your art on officially-licensed products, you will be contacted with a merchandise agreement separate from the challenge.

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31 January 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Noodle No Bones design contest

Tired dog and general trendsetter Noodle has teamed up with Threadless for the Noodle No Bones design competition. Here’s what you need to know…

Whether it’s a Bones or No Bones day, we have a simple request: bring your incredible artistic skills to this OFFICIAL Noodle No Bones Design Challenge! If you’re not already aware, TikTok users have been looking to Noodle, a 13-year-old pug, to determine the mood of the day. Look at Noodle’s TikTok account to see what we mean (Jon is Noodle’s human).

For this Design Challenge, we want you to draw inspiration from Noodle, a very good boy who unexpectedly grew into a viral sensation. Perhaps you’ll want to capture the masterful way he plops down on his comfy bed, or his silliest and sweetest of squishy dog faces (we mean, c’mon). Or maybe focus on the theme of self-care, or the deep connection we have with our furry friends. Think pugs. Think internet fame and culture. Think, “Is it a Bones or No Bones day, and how does that affect me and the world around me in unexpected ways?”

Enter before March 21st, 2022 for your chance to win. Three winners will each earn $1000 cash. Designs published to this challenge can’t be published for sale without approval.

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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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