Thursday, April 20

Derby #600: Superstitions!

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Derby #600: Superstitions!

6 is a lucky number in Chinese. So 600 must be like a HUNDRED times luckier, right? Not that we need luck. We don't need some sort of superstitious mumbo-jumbo like a mystical pair of lucky derby underwear, when we've got a bunch of amazing artists who have been blowing minds with their mad skillz for 600 freaking derbies!!!!! So yeah, thanks to you we're feeling pretty confident. So confident, in fact, that we're throwing caution to the wind and ignoring all those black cats (or cats in general?) and broken mirrors and spilled salt or whatever and asking you to design some super-rad shirts about superstitions!

But just to be safe, I heard somewhere that submitting a cream tee could maybe possibly give you like 7000 years of bad luck, so…​

PLEASE email us your art file right after you submit your entry for the chance to get paid! $$$$$$$$. Awww yeah. 

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 - Space Wars- “Breathe. Just… breathe. Now reach out. What do you see?” We see a bunch of really awesome Star Wars-themed parody designs being submitted in the week leading up to May 4th. That’s what we see. Just remember, cream tees and unlicensed artwork is the path to the dark side.   ​

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Thursday, April 13

Derby #599: Schadenfreude!

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Derby # 599: Schadenfreude!

We’re all guilty of it, so we might as well enjoy it openly by submitting great designs that celebrate it.  If you don’t know what it means, here’s a super accurate definition:

Schadenfreude: (n) /shah·den·froi·de/ 
1. Enjoyment or pleasure derived from another’s misfortune. 
2. What Germans feel when watching Americans try to pronounce and spell schadenfreude​. 
3. The secret behind the success of America’s Funniest Home Videos (in spite of Bob Saget). 
4. The reason the internet was invented.
5. The guilty, gleeful thrill derived from seeing someone else's derby entry get rejected for being off-topic, on a cream tee, or having more than 6 spot colors. You've been warned. 

Don't forget to email your art file when you submit your entry so we get it and you can get paid! $$$$$$$$. Awww yeah. 

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 - Coming Soon!

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Thursday, April 06

Derby #598: The Future!

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Derby # 598: The Future!

What does the future look like? Utopian? Dystopian? Maybe Dinotopian? Well, polish off your crystal ball (we all have one of those, right?), peer into the hazy unknown, and show us what you see. 

But be warned: Only ORIGINAL futures will be allowed in this derby. That means no references or allusions to existing futuristic visions already imagined. No Roddenberry. No Lucas. No Whedon. No Orwell. No optimistically naive scientist from 1950. Just your own original fanciful visions of the future (or zombie-full visions, if that’s your thing. We won’t judge). Also, there are no cream tees in the future. 

Don't forget to email your art file when you submit your entry so we get it and you can get paid! $$$$$$$$. Awww yeah. 

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 - Schadenfreude! We’re all guilty of it, so we might as well enjoy it openly by submitting great designs that celebrate it.  If you don’t know what it means, here’s a super accurate definition:

Schadenfreude: (n) /shah·den·froi·de/ 
1. Enjoyment or pleasure derived from another’s misfortune. 
2. What Germans feel when watching Americans try to pronounce and spell schadenfreude

3. The secret behind the success of America’s Funniest Home Videos (in spite of Bob Saget). 
4. The reason the internet was invented.
5. The guilty, gleeful thrill derived from seeing someone else's derby entry get rejected for being off-topic, on a cream tee, or having more than 6 spot colors. You've been warned. 

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Thursday, March 30

Derby #597: Spring Tee-ver

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Derby # 597: Spring Tee-ver

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!​

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 Future! What does it look like? Utopian? Dystopian? Maybe Dinotopian? Well, polish off your crystal ball (we all have one of those, right?), peer into the hazy unknown, and show us what you see. 

The only rule? Only original futures will be allowed in this derby. That means no references or allusions to existing futuristic visions already imagined. No Roddenberry. No Lucas. No Whedon. No Orwell. No optimistically naive scientist from 1950. Just your own original fanciful visions of the future (or zombie-full visions, if that’s your thing. We won’t judge).

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Thursday, March 23

Derby #596: Holy Ship(ping Bags)!

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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.

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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

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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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Thursday, March 09

Derby #594: Darkness and Light

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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!

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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

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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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