Neowin Contest: Design a Neowin t-shirt!

Update: Contest Ended.

Neowin has for a long time had staff t-shirts. Unfortunately they have not been available to members and even if they were, the designs were not great. The design of a shirt is what obviously sells a shirt and if the design is bad, you aren't going to waste your hard earned money on it.

Neowin is a community full of bucket loads of talent which is why we (staff) have decided to let you guys promote your favourite forum without looking like a complete dork (unless of course you want to). This is where this brand new contest comes into play. Until 25 November we will be running a t-shirt design contest in which the winner will receive $25, a tier-2 Neowin subscription, a free copy of their t-shirt and their design printed for other neowinians to purchase. The runner up will have the choice as to whether they want their design printed for neowinians to purchase and wear alongside the overall winning design.

The requirements are as follows:

  • You must incorporate the Neowin logo which can be found at the bottom of this article (Note. there are two versions to pick from)
  • You must have the website URL somewhere on the t-shirt (Neowin.net)
  • If participating, you must enter your design before the deadline. (25 November)
  • You understand that if your design is chosen to be the winner, you may have to make slight changes.
  • There isn't a minimum size as of such but we expect designers to use some common sense when it comes to its size. As it's going to be printed, a design that's 200x200 pixels won't be large enough.
  • It's preferable the design is in .PNG format.
  • You must be a registered Neowin member to participate.

 

Any submissions become property of Neowin. 

Disclaimer: Neowin reserve the right to modify the design 

 

Once you have finished your design, PM it to Tom D {contact}. Any questions or queries can also be sent to him.
The rest is up to you! Good luck to everybody and we look forward to seeing the outcomes!

Resources:
.PNG logo: http://www.neowin.net/images/uploaded/neowinlogo.png
Neowin logo Shape: http://www.neowin.net/images/uploaded/Neowin Shape.psd

FAQ:

Q: What's the Neowin font?
A: Comfortaa

Q: How will the design be printed?
A: The design will be printed using laser printing.

Q: $25 for a design you'll resell? Seems unfair.
A: Neowin's profits from the t-shirt will be minimal. Most of the cost will be towards the manufacturing of the t-shirt itself. You're benefiting the community more than Neowin itself.

Q: What's the prize for the winner?
A: 25$, a tier-2 Neowin subscription, a copy of their design on a t-shirt and other neowinians wearing your design.

Q: Is there a runner up prize?
A: The runner up will have the choice whether they want their design printed for neowinians to purchase and wear alongside the overall winning design.

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Rhialto said,
Short/Long sleeve or doesn't matter?

Does registered Neowin member mean paid subscription?

No, it means anyone who has an account on Neowin. Member/Subscribers+
You don't have to be a subscriber to enter and you have the chance of winning a pre-paid subscription.

Not entering the contest, but just wondering: Will only t-shirts be made? It'd be really cool if there could be Neowin-themed polo shirts or even hoodies! I'd love to have either one.

Chun.Yin said,
Not entering the contest, but just wondering: Will only t-shirts be made? It'd be really cool if there could be Neowin-themed polo shirts or even hoodies! I'd love to have either one.
lol@ polo shirt. hell yea

"Q: $25 for a design you'll resell? Seems unfair.
A: Neowin's profits from the t-shirt will be minimal. Most of the cost will be towards the manufacturing of the t-shirt itself. You're benefiting the community more than Neowin itself."

Then more fair would be to split any profits 50/50 that Neowin makes. Now that seems fair.

speedstr3789 said,
"Q: $25 for a design you'll resell? Seems unfair.
A: Neowin's profits from the t-shirt will be minimal. Most of the cost will be towards the manufacturing of the t-shirt itself. You're benefiting the community more than Neowin itself."

Then more fair would be to split any profits 50/50 that Neowin makes. Now that seems fair.

For many people contributing to the community and having quite a lot of people wear their design is enough.

Tom said,

For many people contributing to the community and having quite a lot of people wear their design is enough.

Indeed, the satisfaction of having the winning design would be enough for me. That alone would give me the gratification of a mix of creativity and hard work.

speedstr3789 said,

Then more fair would be to split any profits 50/50 that Neowin makes. Now that seems fair.

What's your problem? I would be happy to win the contest...and the 2 year membership is also not so bad...

Easy free win for me, that's if I decide to enter. Times limited for me now, I have way to many project going on right now.

Aaron7pm said,
Easy free win for me, that's if I decide to enter. Times limited for me now, I have way to many project going on right now.

And I can do a triple backflip off my roof! I just don't feel like it right now...

Who is Tom D? Why do we PM our designs to him?

So technically, I could throw a contest, lets say "design Neowin mousepads" and pay the winner $25, then sell the mousepads here on Neowin and profit from it? If this is an official contest, shouldn't Tom or Neobond be holding the contest...

david said,
Who is Tom D? Why do we PM our designs to him?

So technically, I could throw a contest, lets say "design Neowin mousepads" and pay the winner $25, then sell the mousepads here on Neowin and profit from it? If this is an official contest, shouldn't Tom or Neobond be holding the contest...

Tom Dwyer is a Neowin news staff member, who has organized our official t-shirt contest. It has has been approved by both myself and Neobond, and we are both overseeing it, hence why it is on the frontpage.

Edited by shockz, Nov 20 2010, 10:19am :

david said,
Who is Tom D? Why do we PM our designs to him?

So technically, I could throw a contest, lets say "design Neowin mousepads" and pay the winner $25, then sell the mousepads here on Neowin and profit from it? If this is an official contest, shouldn't Tom or Neobond be holding the contest...

Tom D is the boogey man who's making the contest possible