Winning Lost Haikus!

So we had nearly 40 LOST themed submissions and they are all pretty darn good! However, I did have my favorites! And my favorites were pretty darn AWESOME!

And the winning Haikus are:

Walt by cul-de-zack

“Waaaaaaaalt! Waaaaaalt! Waaaaaaaalt! Waaaaaalt! Waaaaaaaalt!”
Now take a deep breath, Michael.
“Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalt! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalt! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalt! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalt! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALT!”

Crazy Moms by VoxRobotica

Claire’s a Crazy Mom
Just like our French Friend Rousseau
and Jacob’s “Mother”.

WINNERS you will be receiving an email from me shortly regarding your prize. To see all of the LOST Haikus check out this post. Thank you to everyone who participated – this was such an awesome and spontaneous contest!

There will be MUCH MORE LOST giveaways all week long so keep an eye out for them! In fact, we have an ongoing one right now for a Lost Season 6 Premier T-Shirt and one going on at Facebook that I’ll be giving away once I reach 400 fans/likes, so be sure to invite your friends to becomes fans of Co-Tee TV!

And of course, be sure to check out these epic LOST T-Shirt lists! Tweet it out, Facebook it and most importantly, tell your fellow Losties about it!

108 Lost T-Shirts, Tees, Shirts, T's

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Lost Season 6 Premier T-Shirt Contest Giveaway … Again!

Last February I held a contest in which I gave away 4 exclusive LOST Season 6 T-Shirts. The T-Shirts were only available to people who attended the Season 6 premier on the beach in Waikiki. Luckily, I was there and I snagged more than a few. In fact, I have a couple left. Two of them to be exact, one large and one medium. And you can win them!

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Here’s the deal. You want one of these exclusive LOST: The Final Season T-Shirts? Just 1) tell whether you want the medium or the large shirt and 2) leave a LOST Comment either here on this blog post or on the Co-Tee TV Facebook Fan Page. Your LOST comment can be anything, including your favorite character from the show, favorite episode, favorite scene or LOST moment, it can be anything LOST related. Everyone who leaves a comment will be entered to win one of two exclusive LOST tees that were only available at the premier on the beach in Waikiki! Awesome!

You can leave your comment entries in two places. If you leave a comment in both then you’ll receive TWO entries in the drawing. Leave a comment: 1. Here on this post, 2. on the Co-Tee TV Facebook Fan Page! You can only leave one comment entry at each place. So, if you want to increase your chance to win the prize, you have to leave your comment at both places! Contest ends on Monday, May 24 at 11:59 pm Hawaii time. Winners will be announced later that week.

There will be 2 winners. One person will take home the large shirt and the other will snag the medium shirt.

COMMENT AWAY LOST FANS!

LOST Contest

Lost Contest

LOST Contest

Steve-In-Sane: Hipster Steve Jobs + Might Tees GIVEAWAY!

What happens when you combine a 20-year-old hipster version of Steve Jobs, with a Davie Bowie as Aladdin Sane and then throw in the retro Apple 6-colored logo into the mix? Well, you get the new Steve-In-Sane T-Shirt from the very mac-centric tee brand, Might Tees! Don’t let this epic Apple T-Shirt get away, it’s been out for less than a day and the inventory bars are already running low for a few sizes. Steve-In-Sane is available now from Might Tees for $31.99.

“The design is lovingly screen printed onto one of our resilient organic cotton shirts with our vibrant eco-friendly water based inks. The shirt color is a dark bluish grey, we call it coal grey”

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Want to Win a Free Steve-In-Sane Tee? There are 3 Ways to Win:

Note: Do all three of the above and you’ll have three entries in the contest!

1. Become a fan of Might Tees on Facebook and post a comment on our wall telling us that you WANT THE STEVE IN-SANE T-Shirt.

2. Become a fan of Co-Tee TV on Facebook and post a comment on our wall telling us that you WANT THE STEVE IN-SANE T-Shirt.

3. For a third entry in the contest and to triple your chances at winning, simply tweet out the following (Click To Tweet): I want to WIN the new Steve-In-Sane tee from @mighttees! http://su.pr/1msq2A #mighttees4free

I will randomly select one (1) winner from the pool of people that leave a comment on the Might Tees and Co-Tee TV Facebook fan pages and those that Tweet out the above message to receive a Steve-In-Sane T-Shirt from Might Tees! Do all three of the above and you’ll have three entries in the contest!

Contest ends on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 11:59 pm Hawaii time. The winner will be announced the following day!

Might Tees

Might Tees

Might Tees

Fan up Might Tees and Co-Tee TV on Facebook and WIN Steve-In-Sane from Might Tees!

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Lost Season 6 Premier T-Shirt Contest Giveaway WINNERS!

Congratulations to the 4 winners of the exclusive LOST Season 6 Premier T-Shirt Giveaway! Did you win? Well, you’ll have to watch the video to see if you did! We had over 50 entries, which is amazing so thank you to all of you that entered! I wish I had more of these T-Shirts to giveaway.

If you missed out on this giveaway then be sure to not let another one slip away – become a fan of Co-Tee TV on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all contest giveaways!

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Lost Season 6 Premier T-Shirt Contest Giveaway

Tuesdays mean one thing … LOST! That’s right LOST fans I’ve got a contest just for you that involves two of the best things in the galaxy: LOST and T-Shirts. So, If you watched episode 54 of Co-Tee TV then you saw the fancy LOST Season 6 Premier T-Shirt that I had on. The only way you could have gotten one of these is if you attended the premier of LOST on the beach in Waikiki. Luckily for me, I was there and as a tee blogger, I was determined to leave with more than one to give away to some lucky LOST fans who happen to also read my bloggy blog!

Co-Tee TV Facebook Fan Page

Here’s the deal. You want one of these exclusive LOST: The Final Season T-Shirts? Just 1) tell me your T-Shirt size and 2) leave a LOST Comment either here on this blog post or on the Co-Tee TV Facebook Fan Page. Your LOST comment can be anything, including your favorite character from the show, favorite episode, favorite scene or LOST moment, it can be anything LOST related. Everyone who leaves a comment will be entered to win one of four exclusive LOST tees that were only available at the premier on the beach in Waikiki! Awesome!

You can leave your comment entries in two places. If you leave a comment in both then you’ll receive TWO entries in the drawing. Leave a comment: 1. Here on this post, 2. on the Co-Tee TV Facebook Fan Page! You can only leave one comment entry on each place. So, if you want to increase your chance to win the prize, you have to leave your comment at both places! Contest ends on Tuesday, February 23 at 11:59 pm Hawaii time. Winners will be announced later that week.

There will be 4 winners, one for each of the 4 LOST T-Shirt prizes. I have 1 small, 1 medium, 1 large, and 1 extra large so be sure to mention your size along with your answer!

COMMENT AWAY LOST FANS!

LOST Contest

Lost Contest

LOST Contest

Interview with DBH 10K Winner Christian San Jose

Fresh off his big $10,000 Design By Humans win, Christian San Jose (aka csj89) sat down to talk with me about his winning design Mecha-Labaw, the stress of competition and the power of social networking and good old hustle.

Mecha-Labaw by Christian San Jose aka csj89

1. Congratulations on winning the Design By Humans $10,000 contest!It’s been about a 2 month wait since the start of the contest – what has your anxiety level been like during the last couple of weeks?

Thanks Coty! It was really a roller-coaster experience, from the joy I got because of all the support by friends and people that liked the design, to all the stress that came from thinking of new ways of promoting it, even the anxiety that each new round (and the consequent vote reset) brings. I barely slept in August, because if you stopped promoting, there’s a big chance somebody will get ahead.

2. What was your reaction when you found out you won?

My initial reaction was a huge sigh of relief that it was all over. But that didn’t take long, I jumped around and screamed a lot too. I was at my day job with all my officemates awaiting the countdown, and everybody cheered loudly when it was finally announced. I think I high-fived about 30 people, even the CEO who didn’t know what was happening.

3. What was your inspiration for Mecha-Labaw? What did you try and accomplish with this design?

I came up with Mecha-Labaw because I wanted to do an illustration that had something to do with my country. I came across a large water buffalo photo, and I always wanted to draw something intricate and robotic or mechanical which I haven’t done before. So it all came together with the artwork. It became an artwork in honor of a national symbol in the Philippines.

4. The final two in the DBH 10K came down to you and AJ Dimarucot aka collisiontheory, the reigning 10K champion. Did you feel like you had a good chance at upsetting AJ and winning it all?

Honestly when the contest was nearing its end, I already had my mind set that there’s no chance I’d win over AJ. Since the votes were hidden, I based my thought on the comment count and at the time, I had over 400 comments, and AJ’s sub was close to around 700. During the most part though, I never stopped asking for votes despite the little chance. AJ and I are good friends and colleagues outside of DBH, we’re even neighbors, and I closely followed his win last year – how he continuously promoted his design and got votes from everywhere. I followed his plans from last year (newspaper and web ads, giving away design resources), and added schemes of my own. Last August, I did 4 seminars discussing graphic design and t-shirt culture in schools and organizations, and after each talk, I had a chance to promote Mecha-Labaw and ask for help. I also included Mecha-Labaw in two group exhibits I was apart of during the voting process. I also work full-time as a web designer in an Internet Marketing company, so that experience helped me in brainstorming and coming up with the landing page for voters – www.mechalabaw.com, and the placement of promotional blog entries in high traffic websites.

5. You really pushed hard at promoting Mecha-Labaw. At what point in the contest did you think, “geee, wouldn’t be great if I actually set up a website just to promote Mecha-Labaw?” Was the website something you knew you wanted to do from the start?

It was a plan since the very start of the contest, the site was done right after I submitted Mecha-Labaw to DBH, and it was made public just after the announcement of the Top 20. I planned and scheduled all my promotions days ahead of the submission, and at first it was supposed to be hosted at www.csj89.com/10k/ so I could easily spread the link around, but that link was already hard to remember. The direct DBH link was also long and hard to remember, and previous DBH experience dictates that some new DBH visitors get lost when presented with the direct vote link. They didn’t know if they had to register first, where the vote button was and whatnot. I made a landing page with a memorable domain name to make the vote process as easy and smooth as possible. I also included a shirt give-away raffle promo for anyone who re-blogs, for incentive. The site was hosted on the same server as my portfolio (www.csj89.com), and the new domain name was just $9. Not a bad price considering all the help it provided. I wish I could show you the old piece of paper I drafted all my initial promotional ideas on but I can’t seem to find it now.

6. Are you satisfied with final colorway that Design By Humans decided to go with for the Mecha-Labaw print?

Very satisfied on my part, I love the colorway they chose. Some of the buyers want lighter choices though, it’s all up to DBH if they decide to print it again.

Mecha-Labaw Original Mock Up

Mcha-Labaw Final Print

7. Finally, I think most people are interested to know how you’re going to spend/use the cash prize?

I’ll give $1000 to charity, buy a Macbook, and keep the rest of the money in the bank for future savings.

Thank you very much Coty for this interview, and again I’d also like to thank everyone who supported Mecha-Labaw in the contest :)

Found Item Clothing GIVEAWAY: Tell Me Your Favorite Movie and Win!

While I was visiting Seattle, me and my buddies made it a point to drive down to Portland, Oregon and check out the city. While we were there, I met up with some tee enthusiasts, one being Travis Greenwood of Found Item Clothing and he gave me some tees to give away on the site! Awesome deal for you loyal readers! I’ve got two shirts to give away, One (1) Medium “Don’t Hassle Me, I’m Local” shirt ($21.95 value) and one (1) Large “Classic Tuxedo” shirt ($21.95 value). Thanks Found Item Clothing!

All you need to do is either:

1. Leave a comment in THIS blog post telling me your favorite movie of all time and whether you wear a large or a medium.

and/or,

2. Leave a comment on the Co-Tee TV Facebook Fan Page telling me your favorite movie of all time and whether you wear a large or a medium.

Easy, huh!

By the way, if you do both of the options above then you double your chances at winning!

The contest ends on Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 11:59 pm Hawaii Time. I will randomly select one winner of the Large Classic Tuxedo shirt and one (1) winner for the Medium Don’t Hassle Me, I’m Local shirt. Good luck!

Don't Hassle Me, I'm Local

Classic Tuxedo

DBH 10K: The Final Four

I’ve been tracking the Design By Humans 10K contest since it was first announced and I am excited that they released the final four designs that are up for voting! As some of you might know, I chose 5 designs that I thought could win the 10K contest and now just one of those has survived the final round. Twilight Rain by collisiontheory is the lone design left amongst the ones I had predicted to win. Also still left in the competition is Mecha-Labaw by csj89 whom we ran a special post about (written by Blake from YouDesignIt.com) discussing how he had taken a different approach to promote his DBH 10K entry.

So, here are the final four contestants. Be sure to get your vote in before August 23rd. Who do you think will win?

Mecha-Labaw by csj89

Twilight Rain by collisiontheory

SOS strawberry flavour by gloopz

Journey to the City of No Horizon by TangYauHoong

The DBH 10K Top 20

The Design By Humans 10K Contest is well underway and the top 20 designs have been selected! I’ve included 5 of my favorites from the Top 20. You can also see the rest of the Top 20 below. Which are your favorites? Who do you think should win? The voting period for the Top 20 ends on August 20 so be sure to get your vote on before then!

Umibozu by thestray

The Dark Side of the Mystery by buko

The Ominous and Ghastly Mont Noir by againstbound

Twilight Rain by collisiontheory

Umibozu by thestray

Born to Run by radiomode

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