I feel I've been scolded for my response.
Allow me to clarify my position.
JadenKale wrote:It doesn't matter if it's submitted early or not, and has more to do with the fact that you have a strong design.
Theoretically, you are correct, statistically, it doesn't work out that way. A Monday submission stands little chance of winning:
tgentry wrote:It's not the only way to win. Designing an awesome shirt that a large amount of people want to wear trumps getting a shirt in on Friday morning every time. The only time a fantastic shirt probably can't get printed is when you're talking Monday or Tuesday. The people that tend to make the most popular shirts sub on Fri. morning because they're wise like that. But you could take "If I Only Had a Brain" and sub it on Sun. night and it would still print. It's the shirt, not when it was subbed (unless it was subbed on Monday or Tuesday, in which case it was when it was subbed).
(ironically, seeing your submission troubles for "shirt titles reinterpreted" prompted me to post that thread, however misguided. At least some good discussion came of it)
And don't be discouraged by "cute" or "tentacles are overdone" or whatever BS is spewed. This is more about having fun and less about winning. Sure it's fun to win, but once you get to the point where it's only about winning, the desire to do something you'd wear and instead, try to fit the mold of every other tee that prints, you lose your style. Stay true to yourself.
I wholeheartedly agree with this. For the record, I never bashed "cute" I have several "cute" shirts. I was asked my personal preference in this particular case, and I replied why I liked the original submission over the second one.