Grab your pens, the 2024 Design Contest is here!

Grab your pens, the 2024 Design Contest is here!

Who’s that knocking on your door? Could it be the first design contest of the year? Let’s find out!

It’s been a while! How about adding a sprinkle of competition to your life? A step up in the Star Academy? Then the 2024 Design Contest is exactly what you’re looking for. We’re more than ready to see all your inspiring designs. You’ll find out everything you need to know here.

The theme of our 2024 Design Contest: Pride (LGBTQIA+)

Tag it! The contest keyword: pridedesigncontest2024

Timeline & important dates

04/23/2024 Start of the design contest
05/21/2024 (by 11:59 PM) Entry Deadline
05/28/2024 Announcement of the 20 finalists and start of internal voting (selection of the Winners)
06/03/2024 (12:00 PM) Voting Deadline
06/05/2024 Announcement of the Winners

 1. Why should I take part?

Every day we see your breath taking, creative designs. It’s time to channel that creativity into a little competition and give your creations the chance to get a proper marketing boost.

Push your creativity to new levels and sharpen those additional skills you’ve been wanting to practice! Plus: the more creative your content, the more likely you will be able to move up to a higher star class, increasing the visibility of your designs and sales.

Oh, and not to mention the cash prizes, campaign features, and vouchers to be won, but more on that later…

2. How can I take part?

Here’s the low down, short and sweet:

  • Each participant may only submit ONE design. If we receive several designs from one person, our jury will only consider the first design.
  • Designers of all star classes are eligible to participate
  • The participating design must be uploaded within 4 weeks (28 days) after the start of the contest
  • The participating design must be tagged with the contest keyword to be considered by the jury. The keyword will be announced with the theme of the design contest and will also be available on the design contest page
  • Designs uploaded before the start date of the competition will not be considered by our jury
  • For a fair competition: We reserve the right to exclude AI designs that we can directly recognize and classify as such from the competition
  • Further information can be found in the attached terms and conditions (see below)

The contest starts with the announcement of the design contest theme and lasts 4 weeks (28 days). We will update this page as soon as there’s news about the contest. You will find the most important information at the top of the page. So make sure to check back regularly!

And as always: by taking part in our design competition, you automatically accept our conditions of participation and our privacy policy.

3. How are the winners selected?

Step 1: Our design experts will review each and every design of thousands of submissions. Then they’ll select the top 20 based on the following criteria:

  • The effect on the product: does the design come out well on a Spreadshirt product?
  • Relation to the topic: how relevant and appropriate is the design for the competition?
  • Very important – creativity: is the design unique and original?
  • Art is about skill: does the design show solid creative skills?

The jury will award points for each criterion on a scale of 0 to 3. This means that a design can receive a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 12 points from each jury member. To determine the total score, the points awarded by all jury members will be added up. This will determine the top 20.

Step 2 : From the selected top 20, the 10 top-rated designs automatically make it to the second step of the voting. The three winners will be determined by an internal vote by Spreadshirt employees. The first three places go to those whose design received the highest rating. The top 10 designs are also determined according to the rating results.

When announced, you’ll find all the winners here: The Top 20 finalists and the winners of the Top 10 will be announced publicly both on this page and by e-mail.

4. What are the prizes I can win?

  • The top 20 finalists will be presented on a promoted page on our website and in the newsletter
  • The top 10 will win a $25 Spreadshirt voucher
  • The top 5 will also be featured on Instagram
  • The top 3 winners will be featured on our blog and win these prizes
  • 1st place: cash prize of $150 AND a feature in one of our biggest campaigns, the T-shirt of the week!
  • 2nd place: cash prize of $100
  • 3rd place: cash prize of $70

See Terms of Participation

Are you already as excited as we are? We can’t wait to officially announce the contest theme and discover all your creative designs. As always, feel free to ask us any questions or leave comments on our forum or in the comments below.

43 comments Write a comment

  1. Now that someone mentioned addressing real issues in this country. I gotta applaud spreadshirt for standing up and coming up with a contest that faces one of the biggest issues, that it’s sad to still see in this country like prejudism. I can stand beside love, cause hating anyone for being different is ignorant. We are all different and we all deserve love and a voice. Thanks spreadshirt I’m a little late, but i will do my best to participate.

  2. I’ve submitted some really cool designs that were rejected once. I’m so happy to showcase my talent with the Pot Princess

  3. I already entered based on previous email with the theme etc …? Nothing was mentioned about tagging it with a special word. Now I’m confused.

    • Hi Heidi,

      The theme and the tag of the contest will be announced on this page and by e-mail very soon. All rules and conditions you can find in the attached T&C’s on the design contest page as well.🙂

      Best regards,

      Kristina from Spreadshirt

  4. Our designers would be delighted to participate in the competition. We will be glad to get acquainted with the competition works of our colleagues from all over the world. Thank you for such an interesting and useful opportunity!

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