T-Shirt Design Contest: T-ShirtForums.com 7th Year Anniversary Extravaganza - w/prizes from Roland®!
T-ShirtForums.com officially launched on April 4, 2005.
Now in our seventh year, we are the largest (and friendliest ) t-shirt industry forum with a great community of helpful members!
This time last year, we had just over 139,000 members. Now we have over 170,500 t-shirt experts, printers, manufacturers, entrepreneurs and enthusiasts all sharing, learning and networking about our great industry.
Anniversary time can only mean one thing...a T-Shirt Design Contest Extravaganza!
Did you know that online forums are the original form of social media? See you're using social media right now and you didn't even know it
Social Media is the tools, services, and communication facilitating connection between peers with common interests. --Chris Garrett
Social media is everywhere these days, and it's really transforming the way companies large and small do business and connect with their customers. Heck, even our own social media community here at T-Shirt Forums has had a little impact on the t-shirt industry
This year's contest theme is: SOCIAL MEDIA
(or just SOCIAL if that's easier)
Your t-shirt design mission, should you choose to accept it, is to come up with a t-shirt design about:"SOCIAL MEDIA"
Take any type of interpretation on "social" that you like. Just remember you're designing a t-shirt that you think people would want to wear
Please note that we cannot use the trademarked logos from social media sites in the designs. You'll have to get creative in your interpretation
The designs will be voted on anonymously by the community and the winning design will printed up and given away as thank you gifts to the members of our great T-ShirtForums community who have X number of posts (to be defined later).
Why should you send in a design? For the prizes of course
Along with the customary super mega awesome bragging rights that are bestowed upon you, the winning t-shirt designer will receive:
This year we've partnered with Roland DGA®,
the leader in vinyl equipment for the apparel and sign industries,
to make this a true EXTRAVAGANZA!
The T-ShirtForums logo or name should NOT be used in the design The design should appeal to a wide audience, not just t-shirtforums.com members
Please do not use any trademarked logos in the design
Don't limit yourself to the design placement or size on the shirt. All over, over sized, wrap around, standard placement, small size will all be considered. If your design wins, we'll figure out a way to get it printed (and document the process here to help others)
As the designer, you get to decide the color of the t-shirt the design looks best in.
You need to have made at least 5 posts in the forum in order to be eligible to submit a design.
The design must be your own original, unpublished work and must not include any third-party logos or copyrighted material. By entering the competition, you agree that your submission is your own work.
NEW: Design can have as many colors as you'd like. We'll choose the best printing method that will best reproduce the winning design!
Contest Entry Deadline will be: June 15 2012 11:59:59 PM PST
Entries will be voted on anonymously by fellow forum members for 2 weeks after the contest. Depending on the number of entrants, there may be 2 rounds of voting.
The winning design will be the one with the most amount of votes. In the event of a tie, the final decision being made by the T-ShirtForums administrator (like all previous years, it will probably be the design with the most votes that gets chosen).
Limit one entry per member
The top 3 winning designs will be printed and displayed by Roland® at industry trade shows.
Roland® may also contact individual entrants that did not win to request permission to print and display their design at industry trade shows with full credit given to the designer.
Winning design will be printed on a limited number of high quality t-shirts and given away to T-ShirtForums.com members with X number of posts (to be defined later )
This year's design will also be made available for sale in our online store to members who don't get a free one (and anybody else that digs the design).
To enter, please submit your design on a t-shirt mockup template and one version of the design by itself.
I highly encourage all entrants to use the free trial subscription to ShirtMockup Pro to submit their mockup of the design on a t-shirt. It's quick and easy way to put a picture of your design on a blank t-shirt template. That way, all the entries will be as uniform as possible during the voting/judging process It's not required, but it's a free trial and it would be really helpful.
Please TITLE YOUR ENTRY and include your forum username with your entry (although it will be kept private during the voting)
Keep the source vector/psd/eps/ai/cdr/high resolution file on your computer until the winner is named.
All submitted entries remain the intellectual property of the designer.T-ShirtForums.com will have exclusive rights to printing, and giving away/selling the top 3 winning designs on t-shirts as well as using the image for promotional purposes regarding the shirt and contest. Roland® will have rights to print and display the top 3 winning designs at industry trade shows.
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