Wetpixel and the fabulous photo-folks at Divester are pleased to announce our first joint t-shirt design contest, and we need your help! Here are the rules:
- The theme of the contest is "Exploring the Oceans."
- The design must be your original work, and you must own the rights to it.
- The printing process restricts the number of colors in the design to 12. So, while you're free to use any colors, words, images, pictures, doodles, quotes, photos, etc., if the design includes a kaleidescope of color, it may be rejected.
- You may specify shirt-color.
- Placement of the design on the shirt is limited to either front or back, but the design must stop at least 1" from the side seams.
- Send your design and a short description of it to divester.com AT gmail.com. The format of submission is unimportant. Just make sure the image is large enough and clear enough for us to evaluate it.
- Submit as many designs as you like. We're looking for a great design, so we encourage multiple submissions because that gives us more to choose from. (If you have no idea how to get started, check out this tutorial from the BBC.)
- We reserve the right to select no design at all if none of the submissions thrill us.
- By submitting your design, you give us non-exclusive rights to use the image in the design of a Divester/Wetpixel t-shirt as well as for other Divester/Wetpixel promotional materials.
- Residents of the world are invited to enter the contest, provided your local laws allow you to enter such contests.
- Deadline for entries: September 30.
After the deadline, Divester and Wetpixel will narrow the submissions to a slate of finalists. Then, we will reveal the finalists and allow you to vote for your favorite shirt. Thereafter, we'll accept orders for the shirts for about 2 weeks. Depending on the design, expect each t-shirt to cost roughly $15-18. Any profits will be donated to a non-profit involved in ocean conservation.
What's in it for you? The winner will receive:
An Amazon gift certificate pre-loaded with $200.
A complimentary t-shirt that you designed (which will be awesome, natch!)
A kickin' Ikelite C-Lite 8 dive light!
And more prizes to follow...
Good luck! Can't wait to see what you design!
Text by Willy Volk