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Calling all designers! For this round of our Make the Cut Contest, the timeless T-shirt is your blank canvas. We’re inviting you to submit graphic designs that will transform it into a ‘tee-rific’ sensation!
We’ll accept submissions until 9:01 a.m. PT on 7/1, then our savvy Buying Team will select their top 20 picks to put up for public voting on our Facebook fanpage from 12:00 p.m. PT, 7/8 to 12:00 p.m. PT, 7/12. Once our community decides which top three graphic tees will go into production, we’ll announce ’em via a blog post on 7/22.
Our three winners won’t be saying, “I won Make the Cut, and all I got was this awesome T-shirt.” Nope, they’ll also nab $500, and their tee will be produced with their name on the tag and sold on ModCloth.com!
You’re probably already sketching, but the following deets will help you officially cross your ‘tees’ for submission…
Guidelines for the contest:
And now, the rules:
Keep these guidelines and rules in mind as you sketch for the prize. Will your shirt have a shot at earning production with a personalized tag and $500 prize? Only one way to find out — and that’s by entering!
If you have any questions, check out our legal info, or email email@example.com.
UPDATE (7/22/2013) – Three cheers for Tahoura S., Alexandra M., and Ashley W., the official winners of Make the Cut: Meant to ‘Tee’. In addition to a $500 prize, these talented designers win the honor of having their tees produced with their name on the tag and sold on ModCloth.com.
It’s time to think about how these tees will inspire your wardrobe!
Can we use photographs?and 3×5 does that mean the sketch we scan has to be 3 in. By 5 in. Srry if that’s a stupid question
Hi, Loui! Thanks for your interest in this round of Make the Cut! We are calling for sketched graphics for the t-shirt design- but we encourage creativity! As for the dimensions, the sketch size as it will appear true to size on the shirt should be 3 x 5. More questions? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
No theme? Just free range sketch? I know the styles here but… Thanks for your patience.
Yep- you’ve got it, Kimberly! Just start sketching- think about our brand and current selection…but add your own take! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Are we allowed to submit digitally created sketches? I have a tablet that I use to draw via photoshop, would such a thing be acceptable?
Hi Elizabeth! Yes, digitally created sketches are acceptable! Good luck!
sorry – disregard bump – meant to do it for my comment/question that appears to still be awaiting moderation and his the other Elizabeth’s post instead – oops!
Just a quick question….you said that the design should not include lettering or phrases, so it would be only an image element rather than a cute saying? Either way is fine, but I wanted to follow the rules to a T!
Hi Eliza! Thanks for your interest! You are correct- we ask that designs contain no phrases, words or letting of any kind. Thanks for double-checking! Good luck!
Thanks for clearing that up! I will do my best!
Can we fill most of the Tshirt up or does it have to be jus a small image on the front
Hi Loui! Once the design is full size and screened on the t-shirt- the design must not exceed 19 inches wide and 17 inches tall. For this, just sketch a design for the front of the shirt! Hope this answers your question!
Do black and white count as block colors?
Hi Courtney! If you choose a colored shirt, black and white ink does count as part of your 4 additional colors in your design. However, you can creatively use the negative space on a black or white tshirt and use 4 additional colors for your design. Good luck creating!
Can we do this in Illustrator? Like make the graphics in Adobe Illustrator and PHotoshop
Hi Saleigh! Thanks for your interest in Meant to “Tee”! Yes, digitally created sketches are acceptable! Can’t wait to see your entry!
Entered! A fun and creative contest! =)
dear modcloth, the rules say that the T shirt must be one of the colors listed above but does that mean that my design must one of those colors as well or can I be creative with the colors I choose for my image?
Hi Zandy! You just need to choose a tshirt color and then you can use an additional 4 colors, of your choice, for your design! Have fun designing!
can the design be done in any color(s)…or just the colors shown for the tee shirts????
Hi Eila! You choose a tshirt color from the ones listed and then you can use an additional 4 colors, of your choice, for your design! Good luck!
I might have missed it but is there a limit to the number of designs we can submit and is it possible to submit a design meant to be an all over print?
Hi Anthony! Thanks for reaching out! You can submit up to 5 sketches, but you must submit them all at once through Submittable. Also, the designs cannot be all over prints; once the design is full size and screened on the t-shirt- the design must not exceed 19 inches wide and 17 inches tall. For this, just sketch a design for the front of the shirt! Good luck!
Yay! Thank you!
I was a little confused by what was exactly needed and I already submitted my design. All I did was submit the design that would be going on the t-shirt. I did not draw my design ON a t-shirt and submit the whole drawing that way.I hope just submitting the design itself is ok- in the description I did mention printing it on the white girl’s style t-shirt.
Hi Yvonne! Thank you so much for your submission! You did not need to draw it within a tshirt template, so you’re good to go!
Hi Yvonne! Thank you so much for your submission! You did not need to draw it within a tshirt template, so youâ€™re good to go!
So I am a bit confused about the size of the sketch… I am drawing the design inside the sketch of a t-shirt so should the t-shirt be 3 by 5 or should it be bigger so that the actual design is 3 by 5?
And also, I am under 18 so I know I need a parent’s permission but is it ok if I take a photo of the letter instead of scanning it?
Hi, Varika! As for the dimensions, the design size should be 3 x 5. Also, as long as your picture of the letter is legible, we can accept it! We can’t wait to see your submission!
Are the sketches not allowed to have shading at all?
Hi Jackie! Unfortunately, we can’t accept drawings with any form of gradients, soft edges or shading at this time. We hope you still enter! Good luck!
any news on an answer?
Hi! I live in Australia, I have dual citizenship… am I ok to enter this competition?? Or do I have to be living in USA?? Cheers!
Hi, Molly! Thank you for verifying this rule. You can absolutely participate! Can’t wait to see your entry!
Hi, if I draw an image and scan it, should I submit it with a white background or a transparent background?
Hi V! Submitting it with a white background is fine! Thank you for checking! Good luck!
Hi! Do we have to include the shirt color and which shirt, or can we just submit one design that could go on multiple colors or styles? For example if I think my design could go on a royal blue, navy blue, red, or green male of female shirt would that count as one submission, or 8 which is too many?
Hi, Rachael! For each design you submit, you must select one color and style of shirt. Do your best to pick your favorite!
I was all excited to do this and then I read the last rule about being a U.S. citizen and I live in Canada. Boo! I had a really good idea too 🙁
When I tried to click on the submittable link, it sent me to the Written Wardrobe contest. ???
When will we see which designs made it to the Facebook voting? I thought it was today and have checked several times, but still haven’t seen anything about it…
I submitted a few designs, and I’m a bit confused because my designs have neither been declined nor accepted. I know you have already started voting, but that is why I’m confused about what is going on. I submitted them before Jul. 1. Normally I have either gotten an accepted email or a declined one. This time however the status just says received, and I did not receive a single notification about the designs I entered.
Basically what it says:
What: Heide – Graphics
Where?: ModCloth – Make the Cut Contest: Meant to ‘Tee’
When are the winning T-shits going to be produced and sold?
Congrats to the winners! I had fun making mine. =)
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