Derby #107: Bags
Don’t get us wrong, we love our Shirt.Woot shipping bag. But we have needs. Needs that might be better met in an open-bag relationship. Could you be one of those special someones who designs the shirt package of our dreams? Could this be the chance to realize your commercial package design dreams? Well, let’s both of us stop dreaming, because there’s some weird stuff you gotta keep in mind for this one.
- All submissions must use our bag template, in AI, EPS, or PSD format.
- Designs can use only 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. This can be scaled but not stretched, skewed, or otherwise altered. The exclamation point must be white on a solid background of black, Shirt.Woot blue, or Shirt.Woot yellow.
- 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will receive a flat fee of $1000 and no commissions.
- You will be credited by name on the printed bags. Do not use the strip across the top of the template, which is set aside for this purpose.
- We’re not necessarily looking for Shirt.Woot-themed designs. Do whatever, as long as it includes our mark and follows all the other rules, for this Derby and the Derby in general.
- We reserve the right to reject entries that don’t meet our standards or reflect on our company in ways we don’t like. We’ll be sending these bags to thousands of people for a long time to come, so we have in an interest in them not being too crappy, obnoxious, or stupid.
Pay close attention to the Terms & Conditions when submitting: they are different this time. We will own your winning design forever. If that turns you off, don't submit.
No text except for our exclamation-point-in-a-circle logo. This ban applies even to the words Shirt.Woot. Our exclamation-point logo should be the only text in your design.
All those rules for a work of art that will be thrown away by everybody who gets it? That’s commerce for you.
EDIT: when we referred to "our exclamation-point mark" or "exclamation-point logo", we meant the exclamation point inside the circle, exactly as it's presented in the included templates. This is absolutely non-negotiable. Sorry for any confusion, but we did say not to alter the mark, and deleting the enclosing circle is clearly an alteration.