acraigl wrote:Inatangle, your positive feedback is always appreciated, but you should understand that other artists have gotten rejected for SSE (similar shirts exist), regardless of how good the execution is. I'll point out a personal example:
I subbed this one for the springtime derby. I did a search (admittedly only on woot), and found nothing similar. Thought I had a winner on my hands.
Turns out another woot artist had thought of it before, years before, entered it in a derby and it never printed. The artist has since put it on his personal site.
But it was enough to have mine rejected, despite very different styles and no other similar items as far as I could tell.
I would personally find it unfair, but life isn't fair, and I certainly don't want an artists' efforts going to waste -- I would however, appreciate consistency from woot when it comes to these decisions.
And geekfactor12, no ill-will, I appreciate your designs and creativity, but making a point here. Hope that's ok.
Yes, I know. I've seen designs get rejected for all sort of reasons, including plenty of SSE's.
There are exceptions made-- although I'm beginning to doubt this will be one of them.
The ironic thing about this is that I'm not even into football. I simply liked what it looked like, and enjoyed the humor. I compared this design with the other "football turkey" designs referenced. I honestly like this design for itself. If I were the judge, I'd give it the blue ribbon. Not only that, geekfactor12 is an established shirt artist. He doesn't strike me as shirt artist that would deliberately copy shirts from other websites for a contest. Many SSE's have been near or exact copies by people trying to get away with plagiarism.
All of that being said, I have to agree with you acraig. Life is not fair, so this design will probably ended up getting DQed, I guess Oh well...
btw, I remember that snail. I loved it, and was bummed when it got rejected.
PS. Here is an example on Shirt Woot about life not being fair. These two Woot Shirts are waaaaay to similar, imo. I was dismayed when it happened... and then stunned when Woot allowed the 2nd design in spite of the earlier one.