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!

8 T-Shirt Tips To Differentiate Yourself From The Crowd

Here’s a great article by Jonathan Kong of Singapore fashion site, Fabrikade. Jonathan discusses how to differentiate yourself from the crowd when wearing T-Shirts. 

“T-shirts have become a medium for self-expression and advertising for all age group but the youths primarily, sees it as being the fashion. In the face of such overwhelming popularity, how can you differentiate yourself?”

Head on over to Fabrikade to read the full article! And by the way, I stumbled upon this article because I follow Fabrikade on Twitter, I suggest you do the same!