A big list of t-shirt design contests

by Andy on January 4, 2010

I was going to put together a list like this myself, but fortunately (because it would have been a lot of work) Rude Retro have done the work for me and written a post which lists 42 different t-shirt design contests, how much you’d earn if you won the contest, and how often contest winners are announced. It’s a little sparse in terms of information for some of the tee brands, and I’d like to see a few pictures in the post (as I have the focus of a 12 year old) but nevertheless it’s a good resource for people people on the hunt for a design contest that isn’t Threadless or Design By Humans.

  • http://blog.ruderetro.com Rude Retro

    Great find!
    Actually I did screenshots of almost all of the sites and reduced them to the right size for my blog but in the end I realised that they would take up too much room and I didn’t want to split the post into several pages as that would take away from the ease of use.

    I did skimp on the details but for many of the brands I felt that they may not last very long. In fact one of them closed the day after I added it to the list.

    Thanks for the post though.

  • http://andrewbowness.com Andy

    Makes a lot of sense, I don’t think a lot of these people really think through the design contest aspect of things when they set off, just presuming that a community will arrive if they make a website.

  • http://blog.ruderetro.com Rude Retro

    If you build it they will come. I love that movie but you’re right, it’s not a recipe for success.

  • Barbara Sanchez

    Another competition graphic designers can consider are online t-shirt design contests. For example, Shirtscuffle.com offers weekly contests where winners receive $500, plus $1 for every shirt sold with a winning design. There is no entry fee. Check out

  • CoveredNTheWORD

    If you want to use your design skills & talents to glorify & honor God a new site called http://www.CoveredNTheWORD.com allows you to do just that. Designs are inspired by Bible versus & entry is free. Winners receive $300 & $2 for every shirt sold with their design. Your shirt can help spread & share the word of God with others everyday!

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