T-Shirt Design & Win, Begins Now!


The Design & Win T-Shirt contest is now online. Check out the rules and get started.

I can’t wait to see all the ideas and designs. Video Copilot will be picking the winners and the contest ends May 31st 2008. You can submit up to 5 designs.

T-Shirt Design Contest

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7 years ago
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127 Comments

5 years ago
Link of the shirts is no longer working, how do I buy am Brazilian can help me?
Bradley B
5 years ago
Cant open the link
Stephen K
6 years ago
When can we expect the tshirts to be on sale? Im looking forward to getting one!
6 years ago
OK? seriously yall havent posted a single thing and im gettin pissed i check this like every other day and yall havent said a word of who won or anything?
Richard Sanchez
7 years ago
The contest mentioned must have Video Copilot or Sam's Face. Do you have a high quality element of Sam's face somewhere that I can use?
7 years ago
Hello Andrew.

One question. The contest is limited to US? Or people from other countries can participate as well? I´m from Brazil and would like so much to participate too.

Thanks and gratz for your work.
Bogdan
7 years ago
So, I guess if somebody still wants `his` design, better do it CMYK colour :)
I, for one, would not want my design `messed up` by you guys :D
rev_65
7 years ago
For those who may have missed it, the rules state...

All entries must contain [ORIGINAL WORK] or Video Copilot Product Elements and be "family friendly". (empahsis added)

Regardless of what country you live in, that means you can't use stuff from sources like istockphoto, either. Read the EULA carefully on royalty free sites. They clearly state what you can and can't use their images for.
7 years ago
Don't worry about colors, they will likely be limited due to the medium anyways. Not to mention the colors of shirts.

We will be "reformatting" the winning designs as per the rules.
Bogdan
7 years ago
Hi,
I'm sorry for the double post, but nobody answered my question yet.
"
Considering you guys will send the design to print after picking a winner, should the designs be CMYK colour?
Right now the t-shirt template is set to RGB, and I’m pretty sure if you convert it afterwards you won`t be able to make it look like the original."

thanks :)
7 years ago
how come my comment didnt post from yesterday? Did I say something wrong in it?
7 years ago
So, when this contest is finish, will the winning designs be for sale on the site?
BobH
7 years ago
Slightly off topic, but where do you guys go to print T-Shirts anyway? I need to do this for an upcoming event - but I haven't printed T-Shirts before. Who does good work with this kind of thing?
Bogdan
7 years ago
Alememachies, stay in line :))
Alememachies
7 years ago
I am going to win this, simple because I have to. I ran out of T-shirts and my wife has no abilities other then shrinking the ones I had. I have no abilities either, so all my eggs are now in the Video Copilot basket.

Else I will just walk around shirtless, but most likely I'll get arrested doing that.

I hope that I won't get arrested before I win.
Bogdan
7 years ago
Hi,
Considering you guys will send the design to print after picking a winner, should the designs be CMYK colour?
Right now the t-shirt template is set to RGB, and I'm pretty sure if you convert it afterwards you won`t be able to make it look like the original.
cheers
kris
7 years ago
thank you patrick!!

I appologize for being pain in the behind, I am excited of submitting my design. Its ok now.

hehe patrick, well said. I will do my best!
7 years ago
I believe I have fixed the login issue. If you are still having problems or are experiencing problems deleting entries, please email patrick (at) videocopilot.net with a thorough explanation of the problem you are experiencing.

@kris
We have a system setup that helps in viewing the designs and saving the ones we like, so don't worry about the number of designs or think that your chances aren't going to be fair, they are. Please only sign-up with one account and only submit 5 T-Shirt entries. We want to see your 5 best designs, designs you have put a lot of hard work into. Remember, quantity doesn't equal quality, quality = quality :-D
7 years ago
Hey Andrew or Patrick!

Just noticed, those 3 digit votes mess up with design a little.

Check here http://tshirt.videocopilot.net/gallery/top_ranked
kris
7 years ago
This is crazy, i didnt mean in a bad way. The Design submission is over 1300 now and still counting. Its only few days andrew kramer posted. By the time its like the end of may, its going to be like 5000 designs. It will be hard for videocopilots staff to judge which is the best one. Like they say, votes doesnt count, its up to them to vote for it.

I know the fact people created multiple accounts so they can design more. Andrew, is that something that need to be included for 1 designer should only have 1 account instead of multiples?

If so, then can I do it also?
Jon M. Vaile
7 years ago
Would it be possible to rework the "Top Rated" shirts option in the gallery viewer? As of now, it seems to mix number of ratings with number of stars, and come out with some average shirts. If there was an option to view "Highest Rated" and "Most Rated" that would be cool. I know that would probably take a lot of time though, so I understand if it can't be done.

Thanks for all the work you do!
7 years ago
Hi guys....

very very interesting Competition i love this i really love this...

since a long time i was finding challenges on net and finally i found it here... really really good job Sir Andrew Kramer.... i Love it....

Guys please check out these T-shirts which i designed for VC.... please do comments...

i hope you all guys like my designs if i am not wrong!! ;)

http://tshirt.videocopilot.net/user/112/newest/


UmairVFx
(VFX Artist) www.youtube.com/user/umairvfx
7 years ago
Please email support (at) videocopilot.net if you are having trouble working with the site. It may be specific to a browser, but we will take a look at it. Thanks.
7 years ago
also, having a problem flagging an inappropriate shirt. i'm being given an sql error. any clue, pat otten?
7 years ago
@denniz: it's basically motion tracking and a crapload of roto, least as far as i can see.

i might make a tut for this technique soon.
7 years ago
A Suggestion:
Lots of GOOD Designs could get [and are] lost within the crowd.

Why dont u guys put on the main "welcome page" of the Tshirt site- A section with "The Pick of The Day" ?
could be kind of a nice tribute .. :]
just a suggestion...not a big deal :]
Josh
7 years ago
Titso that is the point of the contest so they have a shirt design to sell. Being they are picking a winner and 4 runner-ups I’m sure they will eventually sell all 5 designs to have so variety. WHEN they will be available for purchase that is different, I have no clue on that one.
7 years ago
I cannot seem to delete a design from the backend. Is anyone else experiencing this?
David Caro
7 years ago
Hey man i need a favor!!
I need a Sam foto i mean its for the t-shirt contest but i would like to use a real photo from sam not only the vectro one. I got a great idea. Ok if you can send it please send it to my email.
Thanks and i hope i win lol.
Titso
7 years ago
Can everyone buy the winner shirt? or is it only made for the winner? cause I realy want a videocopilot shirt
7 years ago
This is such a great idea Andrew!!! it is really fun to look at the gallery, now there is over a thousand different designs!!! I have posted a few ideas of mine, they may not be the most artistic ones but I think some of them are pretty clever and may be fun to wear for all you motion FX geeks !! have a look a them : http://tshirt.videocopilot.net/user/967/newest/

I hope people continue to flood the gallery as they are doing right now!! there are a few out there I would wear for sure !!
kash
7 years ago
it would be all the better if we could add atleast 2 more views of the t-shirt, like front, back + details.
Dnz
7 years ago
THE T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST WEBSITE IS SWEET!
<3 the design.
kris
7 years ago
hi,

i tried that too enabled all my cookies and still getting the same problem. My firewall is also off.
7 years ago
@kris

The only way I could simulate the problem you are having was to turn cookies off in my browser. Please make sure you have cookies enabled or you are not blocking them.
Juan R Velasco
7 years ago
Ok I'm done with my 5 designs
Now let's wait until the end of may to see who's the winner

I wish you all guys Good Luck!

and thank you videocopilot team, this is a great contest and it is also, something different compared to what you guys had been doing since videocopilot.net started.
MEE
7 years ago
I think that one month is too much time
Donovan S.
7 years ago
I see a lot of people are possibly registering multiple accounts and voting for themselves. Shame on those who are doing that. Some of them are easily noticed by having 5 stars on multiple designs with the exact same number of votes.

Anyway, i know Andrew and co are gonna be making the final decision, its still slightly peeving though.
kris
7 years ago
hi kababayan jerson, im not at philippines pare. Im here at florida.

Wow I cant submit my design. I got like 3 done and I still having problem logging in.
7 years ago
hi Kris? kabayan? where are you in the philippines??
Just Amit
7 years ago
Wow, I got to give it to you, that is a amazing site for a contest.

im looking forward to submitting an idea soon. :)
kris
7 years ago
I tried everything. I deleted all my cookies or whatsoever and history too. It is still not functioning. Still having the same problem. I even turn off my firewall, it didnt do nothing.
MEE
7 years ago
@Patrick Otten
Thanks for such great support , it's Working great now
BTW, what do all of you guys think about the designs
7 years ago
If you update a design and reupload the image and it is still showing as the old image, it is just a browser caching issue. Try holding shift and hitting F5 on your keyboard to refresh the page. I will fix this caching issue later, but for now, you can fix it by doing the above.

If you keep getting the login error that tells you that you have to be logged in to do that, try clearing your cookies, cache and restarting your browser. I will also be looking into this issue later.

Glad you are all having a blast :-D
7 years ago
well..Andrew...first of all...you guys did a Great job with that website! its built really well, and u can see the amount of time and effort u put into it, just for the contest, so Good Job! :]
I understand you are afraid of bad language used in the comments...thats cool. but maybe as time passes youll have time to add some new features to the website, cause still, although its a great website, something is missing to keep it alive and kicking for a whole month .......something like a feedback from the crowd.

anyways, the whole community is psyched bout it...and u gotta admire the enthusiasm! :]
Thanx for doing sucha thing. its always welcomed :]
[p.s-did u see my little word game with your name on my design? lol :]
YEA
7 years ago
how about adding comments with an option like this:
"Flag comments as inappropriate"
BTW there almost 1000 T-shirts designs submitted,
I wonder -Did you guys thought that you were going to have such successful contest, with that many t-shirts?
7 years ago
We were going to do comments but we don't have the time to moderate all of them. People on the internet can't be trusted :)
7 years ago
what about adding comments option under the designs?
could be boring for a whole month like this.
ppl can swap ideas and stuff :]

p.s-dont be competitive guys. theres no need. Andrew and the Crew selects the winner anyways, so its an opportunity to swap creative ideas and techniques...
kris
7 years ago
please help me. I am ready to submit my design but I cannot log in. I did registered and all. Still says when logging in "You must logged in to do that" I understand.
7 years ago
@Jerson, the link you posted above has a comma at the end, so the link doesn’t work. I’ll fix the link above, but your shirt is fine and you are not DQ. Cheers!
J.D. Manberg
7 years ago
I must say, I'm glad that the VC crew will be selecting the winners.

Either everyone has horrible taste in design or some people are boosting their own ratings thinking it will help. A number or really good entries are getting 1 or 2 stars and some of the most gaudy and amateurish designs are in the 4 star range.

Can't wait to see what you guys pick!

Love the "My Parents are null objects" and the F9 "For when things get hardy hard" (or whatever it was they said), both got a good chuckle from me.
YEA
7 years ago
never mind
I just found out that it means the right to brag
YEA
7 years ago
Can somebody explain what are
"Bragging Rights"??
kris
7 years ago
jerson,
I was wondering. I check your youtube and the country your in right now is Philippines? Im from Philippines also. We both filipinos? :)
7 years ago
thank you!
kris
7 years ago
nevermind. disregard what I said. I just found out when you link it you included comma at the end. No wonder why, sorry for misunderstanding. Your shirt looks good. I like it
kris
7 years ago
I dont think your disqualified user, just your tshirt you sent is disqualified. You need to follow the rules I guess. I am just basing on your link you posted. It says "The URI you submitted has disallowed characters"
7 years ago
why? im disqualified!
kris
7 years ago
Jerson sorry to burts your bubbles but the characters you use I guess not been allowed so therefore, your shirt has been disqualified? :P
7 years ago
Guys Here is my entry hope you like it, http://tshirt.videocopilot.net/tshirt/839/ actually its not a 1000 px tall, he made it a 1000 px, I got a mistake on importing the PDF file, Enjoy the Contest!!
Michiel P
7 years ago
Andrew and team,

Did u expect this to be so populiar ?!

There lots of money making designs !

great community i think.

Cheers from Holland
7 years ago
If you watched the tutorial Andrew says to make the image at least 1000 pixels tall.

http://tshirt.videocopilot.net/user/709/
7 years ago
http://tshirt.videocopilot.net/tshirt/823/ heres my design hope you like it!
7 years ago
hey guys please check my work, hope fully you like it! its no.823 thanks
kris
7 years ago
can anyone help me. I couldnt log in. I registered, entered email and password and says "you must be log in to do that" I dont understand the concept here.
Michiel P
7 years ago
Andrew

This is so populair maybe change to top 3 :))

I upload at 1am, now i wake up already + 100 new shirts lol

Ok cheers from Holland
7 years ago
Just in case you didn't see the News and Updates section on your account page, here are some updates:

You can now change ratings
Rule #2 & #6 have been updated
Flag entries as inappropriate
7 years ago
The gallery is fixed for Safari users, this means it works on the iPhone and iPod Touch as well ;-)
7 years ago
If you are wondering the best size (pixel wise) to upload at, keep the original template size, that is what the site was tested with :-)
UmairVFX
7 years ago
*site = size ;) sorry for spell mistakes.... ;)
UmairVFX
7 years ago
Hey Andrew Kramer....
i submitted my T-shirt but its stretch up :(


what is the best site for uploadng?
bwoogie
7 years ago
@clight
Just click on how many stars you want to give it.
7 years ago
AK,
I think it's great that you are making the final decision, but it would be fun to vote. The problem is I can't figure out how. Advice?
clight
bwoogie
7 years ago
Oh nevermind.. Misread.. 1 Winner and 4 runnersup.. Oh well, what's the diff?
bwoogie
7 years ago
Yeah, but you can enter 5 designs and there are 5 winners. So that's like 25 chances. Sorta.

Anyways, I've got two designs I'm getting ready to upload so far. This is fun and great practice if nothing else!
YEA
7 years ago
Wow. there just too many designs
it gonna be really hard to choose the winner
7 years ago
Don't worry about the rankings, we are considering all designs.
Garrison
7 years ago
Sam must be diggin' this
Jeremy
7 years ago
Ha. Nevermind.
Jeremy
7 years ago
Ive searched the rules and everything but cant find anything about designing on the back of the shirt? Have I skipped over anything?

Sorry for posting the question on the blog.
Y
7 years ago
The only thing I don't like
it's the people giving low rankings
7 years ago
Printing cost don't matter, copyrighted stuff isn't going to fly.
7 years ago
COOL! I noticed the gallery is a bit messed up using Safari on the mac. I think you have a few Mac users.
Blake
7 years ago
I hope Kramer's 'Green' wins, I hope to buy it regardless.
Donovan Sookraj
7 years ago
Should printing costs be taken into account? i.e. simplicity = perfection?
Josh
7 years ago
Just a note to anyone designing. Don't use trademarked/licensed material. There is a shirt I saw with bart simpson as much as I like the shirt it can't win unless Andrew is going to buy a license to use bart simpson which isn't cheap. There is another one with the videofather that has sam something like that is allowed because it falls under parody laws and there isn't any infringement. Just a little tip before you spend a lot of hard work on something that won't win because you are using licensed material trust me I would love to make some family guy video copilot shirts =o) but they will never be used because the licensing is way to expensive.
Garrison
7 years ago
Lots of talented people out there.....
tommie12P(Thorsten Miess)
7 years ago
yeaaaaaa! finally!hmmm...i think i should start to get an idea!!! NICE
Pete
7 years ago
Wow! There are some great entries! I don't envy you trying to pick the best!

I entered a couple but I don't think I'm in the same league as most but I'm having fun!

Good luck to all!

Pete
7 years ago
Hi,
If you are having trouble registering, please send a support email from the contact page.
Denniz
7 years ago
I've seen some nice designs already. Andrew: maybe a nice idea to make a tutorial with the winning t-shirt designs like this one: http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=sPW4GTP1Y-Q&feature=related


Greetz, denniz
L.berdowski
7 years ago
I watch all those projects and i find only few shirts i would wear. Many are really great looking - it requires lots of skills and work, however, its just to much for a t-shirt:] I guess simple is best. Simple doesnt mean bad. My favourite is shirt that cosists of only text--> "Im not and idiat". Couldnt stop laughting. I guess this is what it is al about;] good luck all. (me too:P)
Karl
7 years ago
I have the same problem as wersa
I fill out all the information, press register and it tells me to logon to do that. I try again with my other email address and the same thing happens.
I try to logon with those accounts, but it tells again that I must be registered to do that. I go to register again, enter the same email as before and it tells me that I have already registered with that email?
Do I just have to wait for some confirmation mail?
Shmueli Bell
7 years ago
Evaluation looks so good on the shirts i am really enjoying admiring everyones designs.
This is a grate contest because from seeing other peoples amazing designs with those grate elements really inspires me to experiment and play with the elements.
Thanks Video Copilot and thanks every one.
7 years ago
Kramer, great idea! I can't wait to see and sport the best design. Thanks for all your help and the great work from you and your team at Video Copilot.
wersa
7 years ago
I can't register! Show me that I must be ogon, I fill all fields and once again I must be logon! Whats a problem?
GOR4N
7 years ago
Andrew ... got proposition for you guys ...
You should give us template with autographs of You and Sam that can be downloaded so we can use it in our designs
digitalping
7 years ago
on it!
7 years ago
Andrew!
Got a question...
I know that Bottom Line- you pick the winner, And that basically You know which design will be "realistic" to print, and which wont.

Are there any guidelines u can tell us that will direct us to make a design that would Actually be Printable?
colorwise? position-wise [of the print]? etc?

thanx!
oh...and u rock! :]
Sandy
7 years ago
hey I'm IN - I'm IN. hehehehe

superb contest, thnx andrew
Chris
7 years ago
Wow, you are so creative, guys. And I mean both the VideoCopilot staff who created that neat contest website and also the people submitting their t-shirt templates. By the way Andrew, the link in the FAQ section, question 8, doesn't work. Keep up the great work, lads!
7 years ago
Hey Andrew!
I was wondering if i can take part in the contest even if 'im italian...what about it?

Great work anyway!
RadioControlled
7 years ago
why is there so many already,,?
zak
7 years ago
Wow .that amazing.
i'm In hh
thx andrew
7 years ago
Wow...Must have a ahot at this!

http://mxmstudios.890m.com/
7 years ago
OHHHH
NICE T-SHIRT DESIGNS !!!

http://www.After-Effects.Blogfa.Com
7 years ago
lam soya haaha ,we almost the same .
7 years ago
haha great let the contest begin!!

i really love seeing all the idea that'll rise out of this contest.
lets see who will win this.

i mean you will receive bragging rights!!! holy carp thats like priceless!

see ya'll on the contest site
OldNoob
7 years ago
Wow guys, some of these designs are awesome! I know this will be a tough choice for Andrew and the crew at VC with so many awesome designs being submitted.....and it is only the first day.

Good Luck to all, I'm sure you are all having a blast with this, I know I am!
7 years ago
that's what I love about you guys, you don't just do stuff, you take it to the highest professional level, tailor it to the topnotch, tease us, then tailor some more, and bang! you come out with it and it is meant to rock!

it's all about - do it and do it right!

RESPECT!
UmairVFX
7 years ago
Hey Sir Andrew whats are the date lines????


sorry for innconvienet ;)
7 years ago
AWESOMEEEEE!!!!!!!
7 years ago
Remember votes don't matter. We pick the winner anyways.
Blake
7 years ago
Well I lost, haha. One thing I worry about happening is good designs getting poor votes by jealous designers.
PE
7 years ago
now that was fun, cheers for this
7 years ago
Good Luck everyone, and remember to read the rules, I've already seen a few shirts that are disqualified.
7 years ago
actually, its working fine now!
Marc Biorklund
7 years ago
Sounds Great :) Looking forward to see all the designs :)
Good luck everbody.
7 years ago
Chance for a $250 gift certificate!!! How can one not submit a design???
7 years ago
yeah im having same problem with gallery.. only shows the image i uploaded??!
Guy
7 years ago
Awesome man! I shall be working on it in down under ;)
7 years ago
Cool, having trouble loading up the gallery. Only shows one and then stops. Anyone else?
Juan R Velasco
7 years ago
I just summited my 1st desing
I hope you guys like it...
7 years ago
that is fun!
gonna read the rules now....I think I'm going to submit something, and definitely going to buy one tee for the summer, hope to meet some italian videocopilot fans with it..THAT IS FUN.THANK YOU AK!
7 years ago
I'm on it!
VCP_FAN
7 years ago
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Toneto
7 years ago
Cooool!! I'll try to do something... but I'm very bad at it. I'll buy, that's for sure!
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