Win $10,000 from Design By Humans

It’s that time of the year again! Time for the big $10,000 Design By Humans contest. Remember last years winner, AJ Dimarucot (aka CollisionTheory)? Well, he took home the $10,000 cash prize for his design, Black Hole Sun, and started his own line of children clothes called googoo&gaga. What will you do with the cash if you win? 

Design By Humans just announced the newest 10K contest at Design By Humans, in celebration of the site’s 2nd birthday. The only requirement for entry is to be original! Over-sized prints, mixed media, and up to 14 ink colors are allowed so create something truly unique and you could take home the big prize. Get your submission in by July 26, 2009 and you could win one of these prizes:

Grand Prize: $10,000 USD
First Runner-Up: $1,000 USD
Second Runner-Up: $1,000 USD
Third Runner-Up: $1,000 USD
Fourth Runner-Up: $1,000 USD

Design By Humans

Design By Humans

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Catstronaughts

This shirt by MasterControl excels on so many different levels! Cats have been getting an extraordinary amount of attention as of late, especially with the popularity of sites such as ICanHasCheezBurger. I’ve mentioned on the site before that I am not the biggest cat fan, but, this shirt is kickass because of the cats! Interestingly enough, MasterControl mentioned that this was originally submitted to Threadless but did not earn a print. I’m glad that this got a second chance at Design By Humans. You can pick it up from DBH for $25. 

Catstronaughts

Flash Back by ProperDirtz

Flash Back by ProperDirtz is my Friday DBH pick! Love this shirt, especially the colors. By the way, this is the second tee this week from Design By Humans with a deer as the focal point. Is it deer week somewhere and I just don’t know about it! Flash Back is available now at Design By Humans for $25. 

Flash Back by ProperDirtz from Thailand

DBH Design For Incubus

“From the intricate and symbolic effects of Light Grenades and ACLOTM album covers to the simple beauty of the coastline on Morning Views, the music of Incubus is expressed through a range of visual styles.

Brandon Boyd’s design for the Monuments and Melodies album cover is the latest Incubus creation that underscores their potent connection to art.

DBH caught up with Incubus in L.A. a couple weeks ago and introduced them to the DesignByHumans community. The band loved what they saw and are eager to add some hÃœman touch to their world by participating in our next sponsored contest.”

So, here’s what’s on the line:

DBH Design For Incubus

Design By Humans KISS Contest

KISS

The Design By Humans Music Series presents the newest design contest, this time featuring Rock and Roll legends, KISS. All you need to do is submit a design that is good enough for the bands upcoming tour. Do you think you’ve got what it takes? If so, submit your design by June 14 and  you might be able to score these amazing prize packages:

Band Pick
$1,000 Cash
$250 DBH Store Credit
$150 KISS Grab Bag
Must Incorporate the KISS logo

People’s Choice
$1,000 Cash
$250 DBH Store Credit
$150 KISS Grab Bag

DBH Pick
$1,000 Cash
$250 DBH Store Credit
$150 KISS Grab Bag
Must NOT contain the KISS logo or any other KISS design elements

Tee Magnet: Get Your 24 Hour Tee Fix

Tee Magnet is a great new site and a true asset to the shirt loving community. If you’re into the daily shirt sites then Tee Magnet should be part of your daily routine. Forget about visiting each of these site individually because Tee Magnet features all of the daily tee sites on one page, including, Tee Fury, Shirt.Woot, Teextile, Design By Humans, Uneetee and Shirt A Day. They even include a little ticker so that you know exactly how much time is left before the design is gone forever! Awesome and highly recommended!

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teemagnet

B Positive by lunchboxbrain

This tee by lunchboxbrain is all about one thing – dishing out positive vibes! This grass colored Design By Humans tee is the perfect shirt to get anyone lacking in the happy department. And because Mr. lunchboxbrain is such an awesome guy, he donated his DBH winnings to  two charities in Upstate NY – Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region, Inc. and Gilda’s Club Capital Region New York. B Positive is available now from Design By Humans for $20.

B Positive by lunchboxbrain

TeeFury’s Zombama Fresh Off The Presses

Design By Human’s own Jimiyo shot this top secret video of some fresh Zombama tees being made. Love the music and am so happy that Jimiyo didn’t throw in any cats at any point in the video, a trademark of sorts for him. I’m a dog loving kind of guy! I should also mention that the music went amazingly well with this video for some reason. 

Quicksilver/DBH Design A Difference Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Design By Humans/Quicksilver Design A Difference contest. The 1st place winner was mathiasrapp with his Finger Food entry! SteveOramA took 2nd place with Mountain Attack and csj89 finshed 3rd with Carl and the Lizard. These are all pretty unconventional Quicksilver designs, being that I own a ton of Quicksilver tees, I can honestly say that SteveOramA’s is the one that closest resembles a Quicksilver tee. But nonetheless, all three are interesting designs and a nice way to change up the current offering from Quicksilver! Great job guys!

Finger Food by mathiasrapp

Mountain Attack by SteveOramA

Carl and the Lizard by csj89

5 Ongoing T-Shirt Designs Contests (Part III)

If you’re  regular reader of this site then you’ve probably read either Part I or Part II of my Ongoing T-Shirt Design Contests series of posts. There are great opportunities out there for budding artists and T-Shirt designers to make not only a quick buck, but also a name for themselves. Today I take a look at 5 more of these contest sites. Let’s see how they differ from some of the contest sites I’ve covered in the past.

As always, each of these sites have different sets of rules and regulations. It is important to note the differences in terms of exclusivity and rights to designs. And of course, your pay day and royalties (if any) will differ based on the site.

1. ShirtFight. How it Works: Every week ShirtFight releases a new contest theme. Artists then submit a design based on the weeks themed challenges called Shirt Fights and compete amongst the rest of the designers to get the most votes for their design submissions. Submitted designs are limited to eight colors. Tees from ShirtFight have a current launch cost of $15. Selection Process: The highest rated designs and most discussed have a greater chance of being selected by the ShirtFight staff, El Presidente and Miss Etti. There will be no more than 21 shirts being sold on the site at any given time (based on sales). Rights: If a design is selected by ShirtFight as a winning design then ShirtFight will have exclusive rights to use the design commercially. Designers cannot submit their designs to other sites until the one week Shirt Fight theme in which they entered is over. If the design is not chosen for print after the one week period then they are allowed to submit to other contest sites. This is great for designers since many sites do not allow you to use submitted designs until a 60-90 day grace period passes. Pay Day: Winner receives $500 cash if their design is chosen. Official Rules.

Shirtfight

2. Teextile. How it Works: Members submit designs to Teextile and if the design passes the Teextile screening process it then enters into general voting by the Teextile community. Teextile sells a different tee every day for a 24 hour period. Submitted designs are limited to 8 colors. Tees from Teextile cost $15. Selection Process: The Teextile staff will select designs on a weekly basis and the designs that are chosen will be based on score, comments and community activity. Rights: During the 24 hour period that your tee is on sale at Teextile it cannot be sold or used on any other contest site. You can use it on other sites after it is done selling on Teextile. Pay Day: Designers are paid $4 for every t-shirt sold, however, there is a threshold. The $4 payout is only for the first 500 tees sold. After 500th tee, you will be paid 2 dollars per tee up to the 1000th tee sold and then a buck on every tee sold thereafter. Official Rules.

Teextile

3. BlackEyedT. How it Works: The twist at BlackEyedT is that all submissions must have the word “Go” in the design (i.e. Let’s Go Dancing, or Go for It!). The goal of BlackEyedT is to provide shirts with go action designs that will let people express themselves. Designs can have up to 4 colors. You can download a BlackEyedT T-Shirt Template Kit here. Tees from BlackEyedT cost $12 to $24. Selection Process: Tee designs that are submitted to BlackEyedT must pass a screening process by the BlackEyedT staff and if approved it will be posted to the BlackEyedT site for community voting. Rights: All submitted designs become the temporary property of BlackEyedT for the duration of 120 days. If your design is not selected within the 120 day period you may elect to assume full rights by contacting the BlackEyedT staff. BlackEyedT retains exclusive right to all tees chosen for print. Pay Day: If your design is chosen for print at BlackEyedT then you will receive $500 cash and $100 credit to use at BlackEyedT. You will also receive an extra $500 for every 1000 tees sold, however, there is a maximum of $2000 that you can earn (4000 tees sold). Official Rules.

BlackEyedT

4. Springleap. How it Works: Springleap is a T-Shirt contest site based out of South Africa. All of their materials are sourced from South Africa. You submit your design to Springleap and the community votes. Submitted tees should have no more than 7 colors (this includes the base coat of white). Tees from Springleap cost $19. Selection Process: Every month Springleap will select the top 21 designs and will have them printed and made available for sale. Rights: Springleap retains all rights to winning designs. You may not use the designs for any other contest or competition for up to 90 days after the submission date. If your design is not chosen as a winning design within 90 days then you regain ownership of the submitted design. Pay Day: The prize system is a bit intricate, but, they do offer some amazing prizes. First of all, the top design (from the 21 selected) will receive R7000 ($707), a poster of their design, and each of the 21 winning T-Shirt designs for that particular month (amazing!). They also receive R2.00 ($0.20) for every tee sold. The runner-ups will receive their winning design in T-Shirt form and will also will receive two other tees and a limited edition poster. Runner-ups also receive commission on every tee sold, R1.00 ($0.10). Official Rules.

Springleap

5. Fair & Bare. How it Works: Fair & Bare believes in only using Fairtrade certified cotton and waterbased ink – they are environmentally friendly! Traditional designs can be submitted to Fair & Bare along with simple slogans and “concept” ideas for non-designers. Fair & Bare follows with the same community voting model as the previous four sites mentioned. Submitted designs should be six colors or less. Tees from Fair & Bare range in price from £12 ($16.87) to £16 ($22.49). Selection Process: You rate submitted designs on a scale of 1 to 10 and you can either choose to “rubbish” a concept idea or vote to have it printed. Tees with the highest votes has the best likelihood of being printed. The Fair & Bare staff has the final say on which designs are chosen for print. Rights: You may not submit your design to any other contest or competition for a period of 45 days after submission. Once the 45 day period has passed you are free to use the design however you like. Pay Day: For every tee selected for print, designers will receive £200 (US $300), a copy of the shirt, and residual payments for every 250 tees sold. Winning slogan submissions will receive £50 ($75). And finally, people who submit a “concept” or “idea” that is chosen for print will receive £50 ($75) for its use. Designers that use a “concept” that is then picked up for print will receive £150 ($225). What’s even better is that if Fair & Bare ever increases the prize amount, all previous winners will be paid the difference between the old and new amount. Official Rules.

Fair & Bare