Artwork Junkies is the latest contest site to hit the internet, and so far they are doing everything just right. They haven’t been up for more than a few months and they already have a large selection of very high quality shirts. Their prizes, while not as large as some of the more prominent sites, are very reasonable.
tFuse is a t-shirt contest website that has been recently re-designed. It’s built around a lot of community features and community ratings factor heavily into the decision of whether a design is chosen. Once uploaded and approved your design will be available for voting for 10 days. At any time during this period the design can become a winner. If the tFuse team chooses your design you will win 4$ per design (up to $3000) and a free shirt featuring it!
Spreadshirt is currently running a contest in conjunction with Aviary. If you haven’t heard of them before, Aviary is a suite of online applications that focus on image editing and manipulation. They have just recently released Raven, their vector editor, which is probably one of the main reasons they are teaming up with Spreadshirt on this contest. Their applications are great (and free!), and they have a ton more in the works.
Threadless is gearing up for Earth Day by running a design challenge with an eco-centric theme. The name of the challenge is Threadless Loves Green, and it’s just what you would expect. Submissions should have a “green” theme, which can be interpreted however the designer wishes. To top it all off, the winning design will be printed on American Apparel Organic Tees!
I find the theme of Woot Shirt’s 86th Derby, TV Show Titles Re-Interpreted, particularly interesting. Designers are tasked with taking the titles of television shows and reinterpreting, misinterpreting, and remixing them into a shirt design. Expect loads of hilarious shirts to come out of this.
I’ve been following a new contest site called teextile. They are growing fast and, in my opinion, doing fantastic. Their age is the only thing that kept them from making an appearance in the Top 10 Shirt Design Contest Websites. If they keep up the good work I will have to make some revisions to that list! Until then, I’ve decided to provide a review of their site.
In my previous post 5 Shirt Related Ways To Make Money Online, I mention using shirt design contests as a way to make some extra cash. When I first decided to write this article I was going to write about any contest sites that I could find. I was surprised to discover that there were more of these sites than I could possibly cover in one article. Instead of covering as many as I could, I decided to focus on just ten of the best.
Always Urban is a unique site which allows people to vote for brands instead of individual shirts. They are currently running the first Always Urban Brand Battle, each of which will for two weeks. There are four brands to vote on, and the winner becomes part of Always Urban’s selection. Each brand has six shirts, and each voter will receive a 15% off discount code!