Neowin t-shirt contest: Winners announced!

Over the past two weeks, Neowin has hosted a t-shirt contest for members to enter their Neowin related designs with the chance of winning lots of prizes. We had numerous entries and have, by way of a vote, selected a winner. 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. 

Neowin staff have voted and the winning design has been chosen, including the runner up! Although this mockup does not have Neowin.net incorporated into the design, the original concept image did include Neowin.net. The final product will be modified to incorporate the winning design and any other requirements.

Winning design:


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Runner up: 


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The winners have seven days to contact Tom with high resolution source materials of their design, if the winner fails to contact Neowin with the source materials, a new winner will be announced. 
Congratulations and stay tuned for the opportunity to purchase these t-shirts!

Contest disclaimer: Upon submission of artwork, the submission becomes the sole property of Neowin.net. All rights, including modification, sale, and distribution are reserved. 

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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.

So to all you PM me asked if I get anything. RUNNER UP GET NOTHING AT ALL! Not even tier 2 Neowin subscription, NO way! Not even a free copy of their t-shirt (I have to buy my own design). And Yes. None of neowinians had any said in any of these matter. LOL

Examinus said,
They're all bad.

Genuine comment! Honestly yes. They are all bad. Feel like a rigged contest. Even though I am a bit bias to my own design but I have to admit this win isn't worthy of a win.

DARKFiB3R said,
Agreed, I think the runner up is better. I missed the voting

I think THAT was the problem: It was staff voting, not members.
I guess the staff represents the opinion of Neowin.net rather than the members...

still prefer the runner up design but the blue on the winning one is certainly neowinian. Eitherway nice designs and grats guys.

Why didn't I think of that
Yes, really the best two designs are chosen. Congrats, good work guys, and good judging !!
Well.... this is my first t-shirt design (3rd in 2nd row, encirlced on white t),
next time for sure.

First choice: 3rd entry, namely the design where 'N' takes up even the sleeves. Also, runner up > winner. Clearly nobody here really cares for the chosen design.

Winning design is just brushes and some layer effects. Runner up actually tried. Sorry, runner up is truly the winner. Winning design doesn't even have Neowin.net on it like the rules say. Bah. Glad I didn't try to enter this contest.

david said,
Winning design is just brushes and some layer effects. Runner up actually tried. Sorry, runner up is truly the winner. Winning design doesn't even have Neowin.net on it like the rules say. Bah. Glad I didn't try to enter this contest.

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

I have to agree that the Matrix really has nothing to do with Neowin per se, and is completely overdone.

I didn't follow this contest from the beginning, was the Neowin community able to vote on the submissions? If we weren't, I'm thinking maybe we should have been able to.

what are you for real you picked that to be the winner.
Ok who gave Neowin staff LSD or ACID to effect their thinking
The runnerup is by far superior to the winner
Come on Neowin you can do better

+1. What were they thinking?! The runnerup is a shirt I'd wear outside, not the winner shirt... I know Neowin is a nerdy community, but that isn't something to rub in other people's faces... If this was a football community, that would be different because you obviously want to represent it.

But yelling outloud in public to everyone "HEY IM A NERD! THE NUMBERS ON MY SHIRT ARE UBER!" is pathetic. The runnerup is so much cooler and something I'd wear, doesn't have random numbers all over the place.....

What is the winner? Matrix code background with the neowin logo punching through? Ok, I can understand that and put the two things together. Fair enough. But why is the logo dripping paint? Someone painted the logo on the code? Doesn't make sense.
Sell both. I'd buy the runner up.

Wow, I completly disagree with the winner. I mean I understand that it's "cool" or whatever, but common 'nuf with the Matrix. Isn't there some kind of copyright infrigment or something there?

lcg said,
That was my reaction too, and I agree.

I personnaly like the runner up much more than the winner ! it's a sick design ( i don't know who made it but thumbs up ! )

3rd submission, top right, is the best one, easily. I would have bought that one, not these. That one was original. The winning one is just a romance explosion with the neowin logo on top with the matrix numbers/letters scrolling.

sorry grayski, i thought you deserved it for sure.

rajputwarrior said,
3rd submission, top right, is the best one, easily. I would have bought that one, not these. That one was original. The winning one is just a romance explosion with the neowin logo on top with the matrix numbers/letters scrolling.

sorry grayski, i thought you deserved it for sure.

Part of the voting had to take into account what can and cannot be printed.

rajputwarrior said,
3rd submission, top right, is the best one, easily. I would have bought that one, not these. That one was original. The winning one is just a romance explosion with the neowin logo on top with the matrix numbers/letters scrolling.

sorry grayski, i thought you deserved it for sure.

Would never even consider buying that in a million years. Even if it was $1

Why did it have to be .psd... Why is it that most competitions make you use Photoshop I mean not everyone can afford that/ want to use that. I made mine in Paint.net and would be a .pdn file.

TechDudeGeorge said,
Why did it have to be .psd... Why is it that most competitions make you use Photoshop I mean not everyone can afford that/ want to use that. I made mine in Paint.net and would be a .pdn file.
It didn't HAVE to be .psd. It's just the available source files. Sorry, that's been cleared up.

Brian said,
It didn't HAVE to be .psd. It's just the available source files. Sorry, that's been cleared up.

Right, I made mine in Expression Design.

SoulEata said,
Um, didn't the contest require "neowin.net" to be somewhere on the design? I don't see it in the winner.

Although the winner didn't meet one of the requirements, since it is relatively small there was a disclaimer put in place for situations like this.

"Disclaimer: Neowin reserve the right to modify the design "

Tom said,

Although the winner didn't meet one of the requirements, since it is relatively small there was a disclaimer put in place for situations like this.

"Disclaimer: Neowin reserve the right to modify the design "

Right, but I thought that disclaimer was to modify a design after it was submitted, not modify the rules of the competition.

SoulEata said,

Right, but I thought that disclaimer was to modify a design after it was submitted, not modify the rules of the competition.


The design was not disqualified as the designer also submitted one with the URL. The wrong image was uploaded, and the original hosted image is 404. The design includes Neowin.net.

Brian said,

The design was not disqualified as the designer also submitted one with the URL. The wrong image was uploaded, and the original hosted image is 404. The design includes Neowin.net.

Nice cover up.