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

April 24th, 2008 @ 5:13 pm
Cooool!! I'll try to do something... but I'm very bad at it. I'll buy, that's for sure!
April 24th, 2008 @ 5:16 pm
April 24th, 2008 @ 5:23 pm
I'm on it!
April 24th, 2008 @ 5:25 pm
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!
Juan R Velasco
April 24th, 2008 @ 5:39 pm
I just summited my 1st desing
I hope you guys like it...
April 24th, 2008 @ 6:02 pm
Cool, having trouble loading up the gallery. Only shows one and then stops. Anyone else?
April 24th, 2008 @ 6:03 pm
Awesome man! I shall be working on it in down under ;)
April 24th, 2008 @ 6:05 pm
yeah im having same problem with gallery.. only shows the image i uploaded??!
April 24th, 2008 @ 6:06 pm
Chance for a $250 gift certificate!!! How can one not submit a design???
Marc Biorklund
April 24th, 2008 @ 6:07 pm
Sounds Great :) Looking forward to see all the designs :)
Good luck everbody.
April 24th, 2008 @ 6:08 pm
actually, its working fine now!
April 24th, 2008 @ 6:33 pm
Good Luck everyone, and remember to read the rules, I've already seen a few shirts that are disqualified.
April 24th, 2008 @ 7:06 pm
now that was fun, cheers for this
April 24th, 2008 @ 7:21 pm
Well I lost, haha. One thing I worry about happening is good designs getting poor votes by jealous designers.
April 24th, 2008 @ 7:48 pm
Remember votes don't matter. We pick the winner anyways.
April 24th, 2008 @ 8:02 pm
April 24th, 2008 @ 10:02 pm
Hey Sir Andrew whats are the date lines????

sorry for innconvienet ;)
April 24th, 2008 @ 11:19 pm
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!

April 24th, 2008 @ 11:36 pm
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!
April 25th, 2008 @ 12:16 am
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
April 25th, 2008 @ 1:22 am
lam soya haaha ,we almost the same .
April 25th, 2008 @ 2:47 am

April 25th, 2008 @ 2:49 am
Wow...Must have a ahot at this!

April 25th, 2008 @ 3:19 am
Wow .that amazing.
i'm In hh
thx andrew
April 25th, 2008 @ 3:56 am
why is there so many already,,?
April 25th, 2008 @ 4:35 am
Hey Andrew!
I was wondering if i can take part in the contest even if 'im italian...what about it?

Great work anyway!
April 25th, 2008 @ 4:52 am
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!
April 25th, 2008 @ 4:59 am
hey I'm IN - I'm IN. hehehehe

superb contest, thnx andrew
April 25th, 2008 @ 5:24 am
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?

oh...and u rock! :]
April 25th, 2008 @ 5:41 am
on it!
April 25th, 2008 @ 6:01 am
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
April 25th, 2008 @ 6:30 am
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?
April 25th, 2008 @ 7:01 am
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.
Shmueli Bell
April 25th, 2008 @ 8:45 am
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.
April 25th, 2008 @ 8:46 am
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?
April 25th, 2008 @ 8:48 am
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)
April 25th, 2008 @ 8:57 am
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
April 25th, 2008 @ 9:09 am
If you are having trouble registering, please send a support email from the contact page.
April 25th, 2008 @ 9:43 am
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!

tommie12P(Thorsten Miess)
April 25th, 2008 @ 10:13 am
yeaaaaaa! finally!hmmm...i think i should start to get an idea!!! NICE
April 25th, 2008 @ 10:31 am
Lots of talented people out there.....
April 25th, 2008 @ 11:36 am
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.
Donovan Sookraj
April 25th, 2008 @ 12:03 pm
Should printing costs be taken into account? i.e. simplicity = perfection?
April 25th, 2008 @ 12:12 pm
I hope Kramer's 'Green' wins, I hope to buy it regardless.
April 25th, 2008 @ 12:45 pm
COOL! I noticed the gallery is a bit messed up using Safari on the mac. I think you have a few Mac users.
April 25th, 2008 @ 12:57 pm
Printing cost don't matter, copyrighted stuff isn't going to fly.
April 25th, 2008 @ 1:19 pm
The only thing I don't like
it's the people giving low rankings
April 25th, 2008 @ 1:20 pm
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.
April 25th, 2008 @ 1:33 pm
Ha. Nevermind.
April 25th, 2008 @ 1:50 pm
Sam must be diggin' this
April 25th, 2008 @ 2:21 pm
Don't worry about the rankings, we are considering all designs.
April 25th, 2008 @ 5:42 pm
Wow. there just too many designs
it gonna be really hard to choose the winner
April 25th, 2008 @ 6:42 pm
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!
April 25th, 2008 @ 6:45 pm
Oh nevermind.. Misread.. 1 Winner and 4 runnersup.. Oh well, what's the diff?
April 25th, 2008 @ 7:51 pm
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?
April 25th, 2008 @ 8:25 pm
Just click on how many stars you want to give it.
April 25th, 2008 @ 9:17 pm
Hey Andrew Kramer....
i submitted my T-shirt but its stretch up :(

what is the best site for uploadng?
April 25th, 2008 @ 9:22 pm
*site = size ;) sorry for spell mistakes.... ;)
April 25th, 2008 @ 10:04 pm
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 :-)
April 25th, 2008 @ 10:05 pm
The gallery is fixed for Safari users, this means it works on the iPhone and iPod Touch as well ;-)
April 25th, 2008 @ 10:07 pm
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
Michiel P
April 26th, 2008 @ 12:51 am

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
April 26th, 2008 @ 6:04 am
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.
April 26th, 2008 @ 6:09 am
hey guys please check my work, hope fully you like it! its no.823 thanks
April 26th, 2008 @ 6:17 am
http://tshirt.videocopilot.net/tshirt/823/ heres my design hope you like it!
April 26th, 2008 @ 6:25 am
If you watched the tutorial Andrew says to make the image at least 1000 pixels tall.

Michiel P
April 26th, 2008 @ 6:47 am
Andrew and team,

Did u expect this to be so populiar ?!

There lots of money making designs !

great community i think.

Cheers from Holland
April 26th, 2008 @ 7:08 am
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!!
April 26th, 2008 @ 7:24 am
Jerson sorry to burts your bubbles but the characters you use I guess not been allowed so therefore, your shirt has been disqualified? :P
April 26th, 2008 @ 7:50 am
why? im disqualified!
April 26th, 2008 @ 7:55 am
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"
April 26th, 2008 @ 7:56 am
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
April 26th, 2008 @ 8:13 am
thank you!
April 26th, 2008 @ 8:53 am
I was wondering. I check your youtube and the country your in right now is Philippines? Im from Philippines also. We both filipinos? :)
April 26th, 2008 @ 9:24 am
Can somebody explain what are
"Bragging Rights"??
April 26th, 2008 @ 9:27 am
never mind
I just found out that it means the right to brag
J.D. Manberg
April 26th, 2008 @ 9:37 am
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.
April 26th, 2008 @ 9:53 am
@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!
April 26th, 2008 @ 10:37 am
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.
April 26th, 2008 @ 10:41 am
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...
April 26th, 2008 @ 12:01 pm
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 :)
April 26th, 2008 @ 12:07 pm
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?
April 26th, 2008 @ 2:37 pm
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 :]
April 26th, 2008 @ 3:25 pm
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
April 26th, 2008 @ 3:34 pm
@Patrick Otten
Thanks for such great support , it's Working great now
BTW, what do all of you guys think about the designs
April 26th, 2008 @ 3:40 pm
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.
Just Amit
April 26th, 2008 @ 4:41 pm
Wow, I got to give it to you, that is a amazing site for a contest.

im looking forward to submitting an idea soon. :)
April 26th, 2008 @ 4:59 pm
hi Kris? kabayan? where are you in the philippines??
April 26th, 2008 @ 5:19 pm
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.
Donovan S.
April 26th, 2008 @ 6:14 pm
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.
April 26th, 2008 @ 7:11 pm
I think that one month is too much time
Juan R Velasco
April 26th, 2008 @ 7:29 pm
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.
April 26th, 2008 @ 9:31 pm

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.
April 26th, 2008 @ 10:00 pm

i tried that too enabled all my cookies and still getting the same problem. My firewall is also off.
April 27th, 2008 @ 12:22 am
<3 the design.
April 27th, 2008 @ 2:19 am
it would be all the better if we could add atleast 2 more views of the t-shirt, like front, back + details.
April 27th, 2008 @ 9:24 am
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 !!
April 27th, 2008 @ 9:50 am
Can everyone buy the winner shirt? or is it only made for the winner? cause I realy want a videocopilot shirt
David Caro
April 27th, 2008 @ 10:12 am
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.
April 27th, 2008 @ 11:39 am
I cannot seem to delete a design from the backend. Is anyone else experiencing this?
April 27th, 2008 @ 12:27 pm
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.
April 27th, 2008 @ 5:16 pm
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 :]
April 27th, 2008 @ 5:55 pm
@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.
April 27th, 2008 @ 5:58 pm
also, having a problem flagging an inappropriate shirt. i'm being given an sql error. any clue, pat otten?
April 27th, 2008 @ 7:15 pm
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.
April 28th, 2008 @ 1:26 am
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!! ;)


(VFX Artist) www.youtube.com/user/umairvfx
Jon M. Vaile
April 28th, 2008 @ 3:32 am
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!
April 28th, 2008 @ 7:22 am
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?
April 28th, 2008 @ 7:44 am
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
April 28th, 2008 @ 9:23 am
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.

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
April 28th, 2008 @ 11:19 am
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!
April 28th, 2008 @ 12:36 pm
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.
April 29th, 2008 @ 9:54 am
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.
April 29th, 2008 @ 11:25 am
Alememachies, stay in line :))
April 29th, 2008 @ 11:26 am
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?
April 29th, 2008 @ 4:25 pm
So, when this contest is finish, will the winning designs be for sale on the site?
April 30th, 2008 @ 9:06 am
how come my comment didnt post from yesterday? Did I say something wrong in it?
April 30th, 2008 @ 10:59 am
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 :)
April 30th, 2008 @ 1:15 pm
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.
May 3rd, 2008 @ 5:12 pm
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.
May 6th, 2008 @ 11:36 pm
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
May 16th, 2008 @ 2:12 pm
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.
Richard Sanchez
May 25th, 2008 @ 12:32 pm
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?
July 7th, 2008 @ 9:46 pm
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?
Stephen K
August 1st, 2008 @ 6:11 pm
When can we expect the tshirts to be on sale? Im looking forward to getting one!
Bradley B
October 14th, 2009 @ 11:24 pm
Cant open the link
May 16th, 2010 @ 9:23 pm
Link of the shirts is no longer working, how do I buy am Brazilian can help me?
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