WootBot


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Have you ever ordered a shirt from Shirt.Woot? No? Why are you here?? Anyway, they come in these uber-cool bags designed by our own community and the time has come for us to say goodbye to the current generation of bags and usher in the new. 

Here's how it works: Submissions run from now until noon CST on Wednesday 9/18. Send your stuff to derby@woot.com with subject line: "Bag Derby". THEN we'll post all appropriate designs in a Shirt.Woot Facebook gallery and let folks "like" the designs they, well, like best. After a week of voting we will select the three finalists from the Facebook favorites, with the winning artists nabbing $1,000 apiece. 

Make sense? Now here's a bunch of technical details: 

  • 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 logo, exactly as it is presented in the 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.
  • 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. The Facebook community will pick the top designs, and we'll pick the winners from that. 
  • 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.  

oakenspirit


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!!! I love these side things-

tgentry


quality posts: 111 Private Messages tgentry

Staff

Check out Derby 107 and Derby 215 for examples of past shipping bag contests.

DianaSprinkle


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YESSSSSS, I can finally submit the design from last year that I finished 5 minutes too late to submit for that bag derby! Wooooo!

artulo


quality posts: 13 Private Messages artulo

Neat. Maybe I can make something up.

lunchboxbrain


quality posts: 2 Private Messages lunchboxbrain

Travis - Should the submissions be sent using the original bag template file (file format and size) as is?

darling375


quality posts: 0 Private Messages darling375

The PSD template link for the bag doesn't download... the others will, but I'm a PSD girl. Is it me?

oakenspirit


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darling375 wrote:The PSD template link for the bag doesn't download... the others will, but I'm a PSD girl. Is it me?



I downloaded it fine. GL

Hey, anyone know if an ARROW counts as text? Like, meaning, the symbol that points in a direction...

grisca


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Will there be/is there a link for the non-Facebook people to at least look?

JadenKale


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grisca wrote:Will there be/is there a link for the non-Facebook people to at least look?



The shirt.woot facebook page is a public page, so everyone will be able to see it, but just like they did the IRL Derby, you can only vote for your favorites if you have a facebook account.

benjaminleebates


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When will this launch?

DianaSprinkle


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benjaminleebates wrote:When will this launch?



The bags are already up on Facebook!

But my entry is missing! Is anyone else entry missing or did I somehow just get really unlucky for the second bag contest in a row?

EDIT: Okay it looks like it's just an error for some reason it didn't get posted. They'll add it soon, Thanks Tgentry!