ShirtFight is a brand new t-shirt competition site that just launched and when I heard I groaned “oh man, not ANOTHER t-shirt design competition site!” Just kidding, the more the merrier. I’d love to say that ShirtFight is a t-shirt contest site with a difference so I think I’ll just go ahead and say it. ShirtFight is a t-shirt contest site with a difference. They all are though. I’m pretty sure no two are identical.
The thing with ShirtFight is that they will have a weekly themed contest and they will pick some wacky off the wall theme like “Eating junk food before going to bed” to inspire designers to create something unique. Now that part I like. This site is actually encouraging designers to create new designs for their contests rather than just using designs that haven’t had success at other sites.I’m sure some of those will turn up too but there is only so much you can do.
This is how it works. On Thursday at midnight, they announce a theme and you have exactly 7 days to create your design, upload it and garner some votes. The voting closes on Thursday at midnight. Yes. You read that right. I think it was very badly thought out too. But who knows, maybe it’ll work? I would have given them one week to submit the designs and then one week of voting once they are all submitted. During the voting week there would of course be a another themed contest. The winning tees and the new contest could be announced on the same day. Very exciting! But of course I didn’t get any say in how the site was set up.
They will have weekly cash prizes of $500, but to celebrate their site launch on March 5th, their first contest will be two weeks long…and the winner receives a whopping $2009! You know, coz 2009 is a nice round number. Anyway readers, sorry I’m late in getting this info to you but you still have some time. There are already 74 designs up for voting at the time of writing this post and designs that have been up longer naturally have a better chance of getting votes but I imagine the votes will count for very little in this contest. Design skills will win out I hope. Of course a design might be chosen based on who designed it…I hope not.
There is a video about the contest which you can check out below but probably best to check out their blog post and web site for more detailed information.