Design a T-Shirt and Win a Ton of STUN Sunglasses!

Arizona based indie Sunglasses maker, STUN, is celebrating 70,000 Facebook fans. That’s a lot of Facebook fans! They are so stoked that they are having a T-Shirt design contests – their first one ever. You design a STUN T-Shirt and the STUN team will select their favorite three. From there, the STUNation [all you STUN fans] will vote for the winning design.

Of course, there are prizes. Some pretty dope prizes to be exact. The prizes are as follows:

  • Grand Prize: A STUN pack which includes every single pair of shades we offer, a hat, a sticker, and of course, a copy of the winning shirt.
  • 2 Runners Up: A pair of STUN sunglasses of your choice and a copy of the winning shirt.

Head on over to the official STUN website for more details and a link to a high res version of the STUN logo for use in your design. All art files will be accepted so get creative! Everything is fair game. Submit all entries to tdesign [at] stunglasses.com. Enter as many times as you’d like!

New to STUN shades? These are some of my handpicked favorites. You can also check out their full line of STUN shades here.

9Fountains X Time Out Singapore Design Contest

This might be a good opportunity for one of you up-and-coming designers:

9 Fountains will be collaborating with Time Out Singapore for a T-shirt design contest that will run from 21st March to 21st April 2011.

As this is a special collaborative contest, an open-ended contest theme “Know More. Do More.” has been set for the competition. All artists interested in submitting their artwork will be required to explain how their artwork relates to the theme in the description text during submission.

Voting and commenting will be open to the public and the top 10 designs that receive the highest number of votes will be subjected to a round of judging by a panel of judges. Judges include the creative director for Kult, Mr Steve Lawler aka Mojoko; the owner of Vue Privee, Mr Olivier Henry; editor of Time Out Singapore Ms Alexandra Karplus; and CEO of 9 Fountains, Mr Andrew Wolf.

The winner of the top prize will receive SGD$1000, with first and second runners-up receiving SGD$200 and $100 respectively. All winning artists will get full credit for their work and will be featured in the June issue of Time Out Singapore. Winning artists will also get their artwork printed onto T-shirts for sale on 9 Fountains.com, where they will get a commission for every shirt sold.

And of course, the most important part, the prizes:

1st Prize : S$1000 + Artist interview and profile featured in the June issue of Time Out Singapore

2nd Prize : S$200 + Design and artist name pictured in the June issue of Time Out Singapore

3rd Prize : S$100 + Design and artist name pictured in the June issue of Time Out Singapore

All winners receive S$1 commission for each shirt sold + credit for 2 free tees!

GIVEAWAY: Win Two Free Tees From Sistine!

To kick off the new year in style, I’ve hooked up with our friends at Sistine for an awesome T-Shirt giveaway! And all you need to do to get in on the action is send out a tweet on Twitter! Sistine is giving away three (3) Sistine T-Shirts and a couple of 50% off discount codes to be used to the Sistine shop. So what do you need to tweet? Tweet this for a chance to win:

#Win free tees through @SistineCreation x @cotygonzales #giveaway. Follow @SistineCreation and RT. 3 winners chosen. http://su.pr/2RM1Pm

You’re allowed to retweet the above message up to 10 times to increase your chances of winning! What will you win?

Prizes: 3 winners will be randomly selected by Sistine.

1st Place Winner will receive 2 free tees ($72 value) of his/her choice from Sistine’s 2010 Summer & Winter collection and a 50% discount code to shop at www.sistine.co.

2nd Place Winner will receive 1 free tee ($36 value) of choice and a 50% discount code.

3rd Place Winner will receive 50% online shop discount code.

Terms & Conditions:

  • Each time you tweet the message you will receive one entry into the giveaway. Every contestant is allowed a maximum of 10 RT’s, we suggest you do not tweet the message more than once a day. We do not wish for you to spam your followers.
  • The sweepstake is open to anyone worldwide.
  • The contest is not redeemable for cash.
  • Giveaway ends at January 19th 23:59 EST. Tweets after that time and date will not be counted.
  • The winner will be contacted by Sistine via twitter, therefore you MUST be following @SistineCreation to be eligible for the win.
  • All decisions are made final by Sistine and we maintain the right to decide all matters and disputes that arises from the contest.

And here are a few of the T-Shirts that you could win!

Yonil Announced as Design By Humans 2010 10K Winner

Big congratulations to the 2010 Design By Humans $10,000 contest winner, Jonathan Lax (affectionately known as Yonil in the T-Shirt community). Yonil was indeed one of the favorites in the competition, with TWO designs making it to the top 8 finale. I actually thought that having two designs in the final would have hurt Yonil (because it would force people to choose between his two designs, thereby splitting the amount of votes he would receive). Well, he sure did prove me wrong.

Lax edged out my selection to win it all (Zerobriant) and trumped the defending champion from 2009, Christian San Jose. There’s a new design powerhouse at Design by Humans, and for the first time in two years, that person is not from the Philippines (remember, AJ Dimarucot won the big prize back in 2008 while San Jose’s Filipino inspired Mecha-Labaw won it in 2009).

I know that you are all excited to pick up We Did This To Yourselves by Yonil and you can do so now at Design By Humans for just $24.

Congrats, Yonil!

DBH 10K 2010 Top 8 Revealed

So it turns out, I’m pretty damn good at spotting a good T-Shirt when I see one! I say this only because 4 out of the top 5 five T-Shirts that I selected as my favorites from the Design By Humans 10K Top 25 finalist were selected in the recently revealed top 8. Of the 5 I selected as my favorite contenders, only Into The Light by Muttley failed to make it into the Top 8.

The next step is, well, I’ve got to choose my top 3 and eventual winner. I’m going to stick with my core favorites for the top 3 and that would be: Never As It Seems by Zerobriant, The Siren Song by Christian San Jose and Archan Nair, and Unleashed Imagination by Buko.

The Siren Song seems to be the obvious choice as being selected as the winner of the 10K contest. The design team duo that created Siren Song include last years 10K winner, Christian San Jose. They’ve even got an entire site dedicated to spreading the word about The Siren Song. The thing is, it’s not something that I would wear, so it’s not the design that I am going to choose as the winner. Having said that, Siren Song is in the early lead with 89 votes.

Buko’s Unleashed Imagintion is an amazing piece, in my opinion. However, it seems to be trailing in terms of votes (you can see the vote count for the first two days). I think Unleashed Imagination is a long shot at winning, unless of course, Buko find’s a crazy way to collect mad votes.

My choice to win and my personal favorite from the bunch has got to be Zerobriant’s Never As It Seems. I think it’s an amazing concept and it IS something that I would wear. The haunting blue hues and mysterious imagery make Never As It Seems my choice as the winner of the 10K contest. The thing is, Never As It Seems is trailing Siren Song in the early going.

So those are my top 3 and my predicted winner, which is your favorite to win?

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And this is my top 3:

Never As It Seems by Zerobriant (my pick to win)

Never As It Seems by zerobriant

The Siren Song by sirensong (the early leader and defending 10K winner)

The Siren Song by sirensong

Unleashed Imagination by buko (the underdog)

Unleashed Imagination by buko

DBH 10K 2010 Top 24 Revealed

Every time around this year the T-Shirt community builds up a frenzy in anticipation for the Design By Humans Contest. For the Design By Humans community, this is the time of the year that matters, and for the bright artists that make up the top 24, this is their moment to shine and make some big bucks doing it. Every year, the team at Design by Humans choose the cream of the crop for their community to vote on – the big winner wins a whopping $10,000. Past winners include AJ Dimarucot, whom used his winning to start his own clothing line for infants. Last year’s winner, struck gold with Mecha-Labaw.

As we’ve seen with the past DBH 10K contests, it doesn’t just take a great design to win, but also plain old hustle. Every vote counts, so each designer tries crazy tactics to garner the most votes. 2009 winner Christian San Jose pulled out the big guns with a full fledged social media campaign, and it paid off. 2008 Winner AJ Dimarucot used the power of family to spread the word, and that did the trick for him.

I’m interested to se what this years DBH cream of the crop do to set themeselves apart from the competition to win the hears and votes of the design voting public. That’s what I’m interested in.

Oh yeah, and I also like to pick my favorites. Here’s are my top 5 favorite designs from this years top 25! Which do you love?

Into The Light by Muttley:

Into The Light by muttley

The Perfect Murder by alvarejo:

The Perfect Murder by alvarejo

Never As It Seems by zerobriant:

Never As It Seems by zerobriant

The Siren Song by sirensong:

The Siren Song by sirensong

Unleashed Imagination buko:

Unleashed Imagination by buko

And here are a few thumbnails of the rest of the top 25:

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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!

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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!

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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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Co-Tee TV Episode 56: Found Item Clothing, Gesu Cristo and GIVEAWAY!

In this episode of Co-Tee TV I wear Don’t Bother Me I’m local by Found Item Clothing and review the Haiti Relief Tee by Gesu Cristo, a grassroots social justice movement. Gesu Cristo decided to help instead of watch and this year they partnered with Touch Orphanage in St. Marc, Haiti. Gesu Cristo also donates 100% of our their profits to the charities that they support.

DO YOU WEAR A MEDIUM? Do you want the Gesu Cristo Haiti Relief Tee? If so then simply leave a comment and I will choose one person to win the shirt!

Leave a comment in the comment section and I will randomly select one (1) winner to receive a Gesu Cristo Haiti Relief Tee.

For an extra entry, be my fan of Co-Tee TV on Facebook and post a comment on my wall telling me that you want the Gesu Cristo tee (1 winner will be randomly chosen from the pool of people that leave a comment here and on my Facebook fanpage, leave a comment in both places and get two entries). Good luck!

Contest ends on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 11:59 pm Hawaii time. The winner will be announced later that week!

You can also watch this episode on Vimeo, Viddler, YouTube, blip.tv and download and sync all episodes to your iPod or iPhone by subscribing for free to Co-Tee TV in the iTunes Store.

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Coty’s Thoughts:

Haiti Relief Tee by Gesu Cristo. Pros: Your purchase of one of these Gesu Cristo shirts go towards a great cause. 100% of the profits go to charity to help with Haiti Relief Aid. Shirt comes with a custom hang tag and neck tag for that professional look and feel. The print is super soft. It’s a charity tee but you’d never notice from the design. The shirt design reminds me of a vintage 80’s look, with the neon pink and blu colors as well as the pixelated shapes – nice! Cons: Unfortunately because of the size, I was not able to try the shirt on. Some other things of note include the price, which is a little high, but remember that this is a charity tee and that money goes toward a good cause. Price: $28.97.

Gesu Cristo

Don’t Bother Me I’m Local by Found Item Clothing. Pros: Be bright, be bold and stand out in the crowd with this shirt from Found Item Clothing. If you want eyeballs to be directed your way then this is THE shirt for you. As with all Found Item Clothing tees, this shirt comes packaged in a separate plastic bag from the mailer so you can rest assured that it will be safely delivered to you without any funky smells or stains. Cons: Like I said, this shirt is bright and bold – which might not appeal to everyone. You’ll either love this shirt or you’ll hate it! Price: $21.95.

Found Item Clothing

Also mentioned in this episode:

Portland Summer 2009 Trip and Meet-up with Found Item Clothing

What About Bob

One Shirt One Cause

Call Me Thirsty

10 of the Worst and Fat-Filled Starbucks Beverages

If you want to send me a product to review, please feel free to do so. You can find my information in the contact menu above. Thanks!


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