Thursday, March 23

Derby #596: Holy Ship(ping Bags)!

by wootbot

Holy Ship(ping Bags)!​

Have you ever ordered a shirt from us? You know that fancy lil’ bag that keeps it safe and sound from all the gross stuff it encounters on its journey to you? Well, those bags didn't just materialize out of nowhere; they were designed. And we figure it's time for you guys to help us give ‘em an update. So go nuts with your designs, but know this:

  • All submissions must use our bag template in AIEPS, or PSD format.
  • Designs can only use THREE ink colors: black, Shirt.Woot blue, and Shirt.Woot yellow.
  • The bag must be white.
  • Designs must incorporate our 'exclamation-point-in-a-circle' mark (included in each template). The exclamation point must remain white, but the solid colored circle around it can be black, blue or yellow. It can be scaled to fit your design, but cannot be stretched, skewed, or otherwise altered.
  • Do not include text in your design (except for our exclamation-point, obvs). 
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place artists will receive a flat fee of $1000 but no commissions, and will be credited by name on the printed bags. (We'll add this. Don't put your name in the design).
  • Design Theme? Whatever you want! It doesn't need to be about Shirt.Woot. As long as it follows the rules and includes our mark, it's eligible. 
  • We reserve the right to reject anything that doesn't meet our standards or that reflects on our company in ways we don't like, so don't get all butt-hurt about it.

Pay close attention to the Terms & Conditions when submitting: we will own your winning design forever. If you don't like that, don't submit.

Please email your art file when you submit your entry so we get it and you can get paid! $$$$$$$$ ok done. 

This Derby ends NEXT THURSDAY at noon. 

Next week's Derby preview - Spring Sprang Sprung:  What in carnation? Spring has Sprung! So lettuce leaf winter behind and celebrate warmer days and allergies by having every bunny design spring tees! But seriously, let’s not ALL submit flowers and rabbits? Bee brave. Branch out. But no cream tees, peas. Thanks a melon, everyone!​

 

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Thursday, March 16

The Community Choice Derby Cometh, but not yet.

by wootbot

Hark! The Community Choice Derby approacheth, but vile & loathsome technical gremlins doth beset its journey thither. But fear not, dear friends. Our valiant computer wizards do fight like dragons against them, with bold, clear brows and many mighty clicks and typings.  Stay tuned, oh faithful followers, for The Derby shall arrive tomorrow morning.  

(In other words, we’re having a few technical difficulties with the Community Choice Derby. But it should all be sorted by tomorrow morning. We’ll keep you posted.)

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Derby #595: Community Choice 2016

by wootbot

Hark! The Community Choice Derby approacheth, but vile & loathsome technical gremlins doth beset its journey thither. But fear not, dear friends. Our valiant computer wizards do fight like dragons against them, with bold, clear brows and many mighty clicks and typings.  

Stay tuned, oh faithful followers, for The Derby shall arrive tomorrow morning.  

(In other words, we’re having a few technical difficulties with the Community Choice Derby. But it should all be sorted by tomorrow morning. We’ll keep you posted.)

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Wednesday, March 15

 

Thursday, March 09

Derby #594: Darkness and Light

by wootbot

Darkness and Light

Sunlight and Starlight. Good and Evil. Chicken. Life is made of both light and dark. Let your derby submissions reflect this duality. Or you can focus on one or the other. Both work. 

Some thoughts: We know this theme lends itself to thinking about the force, but maybe we could try really hard to not ALL do Star Wars designs? A few great ones would be cool, though. Also, still no cats (big or small) or cream tees, please. ​Thanks, all!

Please email your art file when you submit your entry so we get it and you can get paid! $$$$$$$$ ok done. 

This Derby ends NEXT THURSDAY at noon. The 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place designs will be featured Friday - Sunday. Select designs will also be included in a sale that starts after the Weekend of Winners.

 

Next week's Derby preview - The T-List is coming!

Forget the Oscars, everyone's favorite awards season is upon us! So take a break from designing for the derby this week, and bask in the glory and beauty of Woot's Annual T-List ExTEEravaganza! Our People's Choice Derby will launch this coming Thursday (March 16), so get those voting fingers warmed up and help spread the word: The T-List is coming! 

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Thursday, March 02

Derby #593: Let There Be ART!

by wootbot

Let There Be ART! 

Man (and woman) shall not live by cute or quirky designs alone. Thus, this week’s derby entries shall eschew all that is adorable or punny, in favor of that which is artistically awesome and on fleek (did we use that correctly?). 

Design DOs include things that are: Classy. Artistic. Thought-provoking. Humorous. Or not. Cool. Graphic or Typographic.

Design DON’Ts involve: Derivative works (no Starry Nights, folks). Cats. Cream tees.

Please email your art file when you submit your entry so we get it and you can get paid! $$$$$$$$ ok done. 

This Derby ends NEXT THURSDAY at noon. The 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place designs will be featured Friday - Sunday. Select designs will also be included in a sale that starts after the Weekend of Winners.

 

Next week's Derby preview - Darkness and Light

Sunlight and Starlight. Good and Evil. Chicken. Life is full of light and dark. So your derby submissions should be, too. And maybe we could try really hard to not ALL do Star Wars designs? Also, no cats or cream tees, please! ​

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Thursday, February 23

Derby #592: Celebri-Tee Lifestyle

by wootbot

Celebri-Tee Lifestyle-

Roll out the red carpets! As an hommage to the recent awards season, this week’s derby is a celebration of the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Be clever. Be brave! Be bold! But above all, avoid actual celebrity likenesses (are you TRYING to get us sued?). Remember, only plebeians submit cream tees. ​   

Please email your art file when you submit your entry so we get it and you can get paid! $$$$$$$$ ok done. 

This Derby ends NEXT THURSDAY at noon. The 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place designs will be featured Friday - Sunday. Select designs will be included in a sale that starts after the weekend of winners.

 

Next week's Derby preview - Let There Be ART! 

Man (and woman) shall not live by cute or quirky designs alone. Thus, next week’s derby will eschew all that is adorable or punny, in favor of that which is artistically awesome and on fleek (did we use that right?). 

Design DOs include things that are: Classy. Artistic. Thought-provoking. Humorous. Or not. Cool. Graphic or Typographic.

Design DON’Ts involve: Derivative works (no Starry Nights, folks). Cats. Cream tees.

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Thursday, February 16

Derby #591: Secrets

by wootbot

Derby #591: Secrets

Psst...wanna know a secret? If we tell you, you have to swear on Chuck Norris’s mullet that you won’t tell a soul. Promise? Okay, here you go: Our derby theme is Secrets! Just remember, only snitches submit cream tees.   

 

Please email your art file when you submit your entry so we get it and you can get paid! $$$$$$$$ ok done. 

The Secrets Derby ends NEXT THURSDAY at noon. The 1st - 3rd will be featured Friday - Sunday. Select designs will be included in a sale that starts after the weekend of winners.

 

Next week's Derby preview - Celebri-Tees: Star-struck by someone from the silver screen? A mega-fan of a melodious musician? A patron of a pop culture personality? Then it’s time to flaunt your fan-dom! This is your chance to design a shirt featuring someone famous (or infamous). Shoot for something they might actually wear. Be clever. Be brave. Be bold. But don’t submit a cream tee.​

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Thursday, February 09

Derby #590: DarWinning

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Derby #590: DarWinning - Darwin’s birthday is on February 12th, so we figured that he was the NATURAL SELECTION for our derby theme! Warning: anyone can submit their Darwin/evolution designs, but only the strongest will survive! Also, no cream tees in the gene pool, please.

 

Please email your art file when you submit your entry so we get it and you can get paid! $$$$$$$$ ok done. 

The DarWinning Derby ends NEXT THURSDAY at noon. The 1st - 3rd will be featured Friday - Sunday. Select designs will be included in a sale that starts after the weekend of winners.

 

Next week's Derby preview - Psst...wanna know a secret? If we tell you, you have to swear on Chuck Norris’s mullet that you won’t tell a soul. Promise? Okay, here you go: Our next derby theme is Secrets! Just remember, only snitches submit cream tees.       ​

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Thursday, February 02

Derby #589: First Contact

by wootbot

Derby #589: First Contact - First contact with what? With the unknown? With the mystical? With tacos? Maybe. You were there, not me. Also, no cream tees.​ 

 

Please email your art file when you submit your entry so we get it and you can get paid! $$$$$$$$ ok done. 

 

The First Contact Derby ends NEXT THURSDAY at noon. The 1st - 3rd will be featured Friday - Sunday. Select designs will be included in a sale that starts after the weekend of winners.

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