Pinkbike Sick Threads T-shirt Contest

Oct 13, 2010 at 22:32
by Jordan Holmes  
Looking to be immortalized in bike fashion history? Can't wait to see your rad design on Pinkbike? Welcome to the Pinkbike Sick Threads Contest! Design a T-shirt that shows off your mad style. Pinkbike will judge and select 3 designs to be printed and add them into our 2011 clothing line up. Add in some sick prizing from Rock Shox, Avid, Contour, Unit, Race Face,O'Neal, Straitline Components, SDG, and Fox Racing Shox, and you've got some serious motivation to get creative.


What's the deal?
The goal of the Pinkbike Sick Threads Contest is to come up with a fresh and creative T-shirt design for Pinkbike! The design should not only be meaningful and relevant to Pinkbike, but also be stylish and creative in its execution. The design should also incorporate the Pinkbike logo. Don't be afraid to mix it either - take the logo and do nasty things with it. The more creative the better. Good luck!

NOTE: In most cases, some graphic design experience is necessary to create a contest entry. If you can't use Illustrator or Photoshop, but you have a sweet design and want to get it onto the shirt template, find someone who knows how to use those programs to help you!

Timeframe: 2 short weeks! The contest runs between October 15th and 29th. Too short? Maybe, but this ain’t school, so get at 'er.

Grand Place: First place will receive the Grand prize of a Rock Shox 2011 Argyle RCT fork, a Contour GPS camera, a UNIT $250 credit to spend at unitriders.com a Race Face Atlas FR bar and stem, an SDG Patriot seat and post combo, a Fox Racing Shox Pappleton Cap, (3) individual T-shirts printed with the Entrant’s original Pinkbike design, and a DVD copy of Life Cycles.

Second Place: Second Place will receive a set of Avid Code brakes, a pair of Race Face Ambush d30 leg armour, a UNIT $150 credit to spend at unitriders.com, an SDG Patriot seat and post combo, a Fox Racing Shox shop apron, (2) individual T-shirts printed with the second place Entrant’s original Pinkbike design, and a DVD copy of Life Cycles.

Third Place: Third Place will receive an O Neal Carbon Cedric Gracia Team helmet, a set of pedals from Straitline Components, a UNIT $100 credit to spend at unitriders.com, an SDG Patriot seat and post combo, a pair of Race Face Taperlock jeans, a Fox Racing Shox 3 pack of Blast socks, (1) individual T-shirt printed with the third place Entrant’s original Pinkbike design, and a DVD copy of Life Cycles.

Instructions: Contestants must read the Official Pinkbike Sick Threads Contest Rules before entering. Enter as many times as you like. Entries must be uploaded to your Pinkbike account under the Sick Threads T-shirt Contest category, before October 29th, 2010 to qualify.

Download the Official Rules here. Note, by uploading entries to this contest, you agree to all contest rules and terms.
Download the official Pinkbike logo pack here.
Download the T-shirt template PDF here.

Uploading: You only need a JPEG to upload an entry - this is the preferred and best file format for entries. If your design is chosen, that's when we'll ask you for a high res .tif or similar file.

Winning: Winning design decisions will be made by a panel of judges. Winners will be announced Monday, November 1st.

VIEW/UPLOAD DESIGNS HERE


241 Comments

  • 37 3
 Looks like a rad contest! Stoked to see some creative entries.
  • 3 0
 sick!
  • 2 0
 Got my first one up, expect many more Smile
  • 30 0
 We also get 20% of the sales, right? Wink
  • 7 0
 i want to get third place!
  • 3 0
 how convenient i have a project like this in my multimedia class hmmm i think i need to work on this all week at school
  • 8 1
 Hey guys i got an idea!Pinkbike should make custom tee`s for us like a blank back to let us opt. for printing our user name on in there...
  • 4 0
 If I bought one I wouldn't want my username, I'd put my last name. Good idea though.
  • 12 0
 God, MSPaint is such a powerful rendering tool...

http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/5755526/
  • 4 1
 lol, i'm only doing the competition cz i just want the socks
  • 6 0
 If god had blessed me with creativeness...
  • 1 1
 this is relevant to my interests Big Grin

and:

www.pinkbike.com/photo/5758828
  • 1 0
 First and second place are EPIC!
Heres' my first entry: www.pinkbike.com/photo/5758828
  • 1 0
 check out all of mine! here are my favorite 2:
www.pinkbike.com/photo/5758977 and www.pinkbike.com/photo/5759689
  • 1 0
 and one more Razz www.pinkbike.com/photo/5761938 chain tshirt
  • 1 0
 weh, meh bleh, check mine out check mine out
  • 2 0
 Here's another one: www.pinkbike.com/photo/5765523 Sometimes less is more.
  • 2 0
 what heppened ? Error 503 Service Unavailable ?
  • 1 0
 smike.pinkbike.com/album/Design - Who wouldn't want to wear these??? Big Grin
  • 1 0
 Those are sweet. One of the few shirts I've seen that I'd pay for.
  • 1 0
 Thanks! And help me win by faving them!
  • 2 1
 Faves have absolutely nothing to do with winning, just to let you know.
  • 4 0
 Faves have NOTHING to do with winning.
  • 4 0
 oh ok thanx that makes me actualy feel like i have a chance haha
  • 1 0
 jumping dog no hander. check it out
www.pinkbike.com/photo/5755636
  • 1 0
 this one is my favorite by far!
www.pinkbike.com/photo/5764715
  • 1 0
 Why is the second prize on the third place and vice versa. Second and third positions does not fit as its in the rules. Did anyone notice that?
  • 1 0
 Simple, stylish and steezy (whatever that means) www.pinkbike.com/photo/5792177
  • 1 0
 PLEASE SOMEONE USE THIS IN A DESIGN INSTEAD OF IT SAYING BOXXER FOR THE FORK MAKE IT SAY PINK BIKE i'm going on a trip school trip and i cant cant complete my design i give you permission to use this in a design just cuse i want a shirt that does that if you are super nice please send me one of the prices that if you win i will pay for shiping if you live in usa
  • 14 0
 1 place prize is looking good Smile
  • 5 0
 For Windows based users you can try The Gimp, which is free to my understanding.
  • 1 0
 ya it's free and it works great!
  • 1 0
 works on mac too
  • 6 0
 3rd place prize seems better than 2nd?
  • 1 0
 Ya it kinda does actually. Thats weird Razz Except for the brakes, those are nice Big Grin
  • 5 0
 I'm going to shoot for 3rd prize
  • 4 0
 I can't figure out how to make the T-Shirts, so I guess I'm not shootin' for any prize Frown
  • 1 0
 my design is up. first attempt at T-shirt design but turned out pretty good. too bad I didn't have time for another T-shirt idea. I hope there t-shirt printing skills are good cause mine is pretty hard to print I think. but If I win I'll make all the adjustments they need to make it work. XD IF I win... Amazed at the number of designs posted. it's unreal. Very curious to see who will win.
  • 1 0
 Many like you have done "full covering" designs as if the shirt will be craft with a sublimation process. But if you consider the rules of 4 colors, you can imagine that the print process is silkscreen or flexo, and with theses process, you can't cover the border of the shirt... Let's see what jury will say.

Anyways your designs are great, you should keep them to craft a jersey...
  • 4 0
 LOL i am in africa for the whole of the contest... Frown
  • 1 0
 Are you guys having these shirts screen printed or will they be sublimation printed? Just helps me determine the level of detail.

By the 4 color rule, I'm assuming screened.
  • 1 0
 Screened ideally, but don't let that constrain you. If something is good enough, we may consider sublimation.
  • 1 0
 Hey Julian. what's the best format for uploading? file is AI.
I sent up a PDF that didn't didn't look right when it uploaded, images missing.
Uploading an EPS resulted in "done no good file".


A full size PDF at 300DPI is 30MB, sounds like a bit much..

have any thoughts to share? I'm using the 'simple uploader' because the regular one doesn't recognize the other file types.

thanks!

Joel
  • 1 0
 All you need to do is upload a jpeg - ideally 1280px wide. If we choose your design, then we will ask for a high res tif or ai file - cool?
  • 3 0
 Its all great, but is it international?I mean I can join and claim a prize?
  • 1 0
 yes, anyone can enter and win. prizes are shipped anywhere in the world.
  • 1 0
 In case you're afraid of brightly coloured 80's inspired graphics, vote for mine instead Wink
www.pinkbike.com/photo/5769251
www.pinkbike.com/photo/5769253
www.pinkbike.com/photo/5769246
  • 2 0
 deffinetly think that pinkbike should give everyone who has an account a free pinkbike shirt that we can design and show of our each individual style and colours! Big Grin
  • 1 0
 or atleast they let us buy are own design
  • 1 0
 yea that would be sweet!
  • 1 0
 There are many places to make your own t-shirts for cheap, like this www.cafepress.com
  • 1 0
 ya i think i will do that haha
  • 1 0
 in the contest rules it says you cannot use pre-existing images.. so does that mean that literally anything off google and all that will not be accepted??? im really curious finding it hard to make up alot of stuff
  • 1 0
 hey guys check oot my designs thx!

a href="hhttp://mikeserafin.pinkbike.com/album/Sick-Threads-Contest/" rel="nofollow">http://mikeserafin.pinkbike.com/album/Sick-Threads-Contest//a>
  • 4 0
 mmmmmm
  • 2 0
 can you just draw them on paper then scan and submit in the required format?
  • 2 0
 NOTE: In most cases, some graphic design experience is necessary to create a contest entry. If you can't use Illustrator or Photoshop, but you have a sweet design and want to get it onto the shirt template, find someone who knows how to use those programs to help you!
  • 1 0
 got the experience just don't have the program Frown
  • 8 0
 *Cough Cough* Maybe you should talk to your friend Peter, I heard he's shopping in the Bay
  • 1 0
 But I don't know a Peter....

/end sarcasm

see what u did der
  • 1 0
 or just get a legal demo of adobe fireworks...works for 30 days i think
  • 2 0
 You can download a free 30 day trail of Adobe CS5 from their site, providing your operating system is compatible.. if you have an older mac then it's not for you, but any intel based mac should work just fine. As mentioned below, GIMP is an open source program (free) and I believe there is also a Mac OSX version available.
  • 1 0
 thats what i did!
  • 3 0
 Holy crap those prizes are INSANE! Good luck to all.
  • 1 0
 It's say a .Tif is preferred but I can't upload mine... any suggestions of how to do this? (I'm using Adobe Illustrator cs 5 cuz It's pro)
  • 1 0
 A .tif is preferred for the final artwork, as in the artwork we use to screen the design onto the shirt. All you need to use to upload is a jpeg to enter.
  • 1 0
 Alright. and does the uploaded version actually have to be on the t-shirt layout? or can it just be the design?
  • 1 0
 The jpg that you upload as your contest entry should use the template with your artwork on it. If you're design is one of the winning ones, we will ask you for the original artwork, which we would prefer be in .tif format.
  • 1 0
 how do they judge this if there is actually a good design out there but some kid makes a crappy one and get every kid he knows to vote for his
  • 1 0
 I hope not like you said. I think they will choose a group of the best and than desirabled judges will choose first 3 designs.
  • 2 0
 We will be looking at at the number of favs mainly as an indicator of popularity, but won't make the call based on the number of favs. All designs will be given a fair shake.
  • 1 0
 That's kinda unfair. I wasn't uploading anything yet because I didn't want anyone to use my ideas. I don't think favs should have anything to do with it.
  • 1 0
 I agree. If I take the time to think of more ideas closer to the contest deadline, they will not have nearly as many faves as earlier submissions. Faves should be considered relative to submission date.
  • 3 0
 Yep - I agree. As I said, its just an indicator, not a deciding or even that relevant of a factor in terms of how a design is judged. And yes, relative to submission date is a valid point as well. We're looking at every single shirt design equally. If it helps, we can that say that winning will have nothing to do with favs.
  • 1 0
 Well good luck... you have a LOT to sort through! Wink
  • 1 0
 I have a feeling they eliminate about 75% of what comes in right away, that way they aren't swamped with thousands to look at in the end.

Edit: Thanks for clarifying that Julian.
  • 2 0
 I think it will be much more than 75 % i guess something about 95-99% becouse the majority of the competitors did not read the rules.Some designs are cool but they are impossible to print some are stollen, but just few of them are nice and clean vector designs.
  • 1 0
 this is my latest design, im gunna edit it a bit more tommorrow. feel free to comment Smile
www.pinkbike.com/photo/5762625
  • 1 0
 there are some great designs outthere! I have to congratulate you guys Smile
my favorite
www.pinkbike.com/photo/5763698
  • 1 0
 the dimension of the t-shirt template are not the same as the ones specified in the rules. Should it be changed to the dimension in the rules?
  • 2 0
 Roosting. Because simplicity matters...
www.pinkbike.com/photo/5771428
  • 1 0
 Thoughts?

a href="http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/5771613/" rel="nofollow">http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/5771613//a>


A few more in the works... Awesome contest!
  • 1 0
 dude,
only the color are the same (i didnt copy i just like it)
everything else are differnt.
i work 3 hours to make the logo...
no copy
  • 1 0
 It is different, who cares. chill out Big Grin
  • 1 0
 Rad contest, love to get my Mits on that gear.
Have a go at this design... Feedback appreciated... - www.pinkbike.com/photo/5772248
  • 2 0
 www.pinkbike.com/photo/5796768 yo this is mine... But watch out! You can loose your eyeballs xD Hope you like it
  • 1 0
 a href="http://mikeserafin.pinkbike.com/album/Sick-Threads-Contest/" rel="nofollow">http://mikeserafin.pinkbike.com/album/Sick-Threads-Contest//a>
  • 1 0
 ermashit.pinkbike.com/album/2010-Pinkbike-Sick-Threads-T-shirt-Contest
all the stuff i've got, if you like please faved it..
  • 3 0
 im sooooo in!!!!!!
  • 2 0
 Great idea, cant wait to see!
  • 1 0
 god the first prize is the sickest thing ever!! But I can't draw to save my own life >.
  • 2 0
 those prize packs are legit!
  • 1 0
 So we just start a category in our account/photos named "Sick Threads T-shirt Contest" and post the images there?
  • 1 0
 No - just go here:

www.pinkbike.com/photo/list/?category=55&date=all

There is an upload link at the bottom of the article or you can go to the photo page and you'll find it under contests.
  • 2 0
 I cant figure out how to actually design the shirt?
  • 1 0
 i want the undies. seriously tho, why undies? do they make you go faster and jump higher?
  • 2 0
 how do you do it so you can put stuff on the shirt cuz mine doesnt work
  • 2 0
 what heppened ? Error 503 Service Unavailable ?
  • 2 0
 GREAT one! [url]http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/5763698/[/url]
  • 1 0
 can ani 1 help what do you open the template or wat do save it 2 ????????????
  • 1 0
 What app are you using?
  • 1 0
 adobe reader all it will let me use and it wont work
  • 1 0
 Adobe Reader is only for viewing. To edit pdfs you'll need Adobe Illustrator, InDesign of Photoshop.
  • 2 0
 the 'winning' section of the rules haev been changed!
  • 1 0
 is good favus dnt count cos people could make loads of different users and fave their own t's.
  • 1 0
 Yo chech these out
i think they r sick
jgolden7.pinkbike.com/album/Best-t-shirts-ever
  • 1 0
 When you download the PDF of the T-Shirt templates,
How do you then edit them using whatever software?
  • 1 0
 It depends which software you use, but mainly its the same, open the pdf in that software or just drag it into your program.
  • 1 0
 Check mine out. Everything done by hand, all drawn by me

www.pinkbike.com/photo/5771929/#top
  • 1 0
 How do you design them I dont get it I downladed the template and the lgos and the rules but cant put anything on it
  • 1 0
 Hey mate you need to open the files in adobe illustrator, they are not editable in acrobat.
  • 1 0
 My own favorite:

www.pinkbike.com/photo/5778829

hope you guys like it!
  • 1 0
 my entry, please add to your favourites if you like it.

www.pinkbike.com/photo/5781329
  • 1 0
 Posted a couple new ones, check em out kids!

[url=http://mikeserafin.pinkbike.com/album/Sick-Threads-Contest/[/url]
  • 2 0
 I wanna wiN!!
  • 2 0
 So Stoked to enter!!!
  • 2 0
 This looks sick!
  • 1 1
 i almost always come in second place on these PB contests Razz
maybe i can bring my A game and actually get first this year!
  • 1 0
 is there a limit to the number of designs submitted by a user?
  • 2 0
 Nope - enter as many times as you like.
  • 1 0
 So can we or can't we use company's logo's from there website google etc.
  • 1 0
 I would assume you can as long as you contact the company and get THEM to give pinkbike written permission to use said logo.
  • 1 0
 No you can't. You can use the logos provided, or create your own. All other artwork needs to be original please.
  • 3 0
 ^ Or that.
  • 1 3
 I got my first shirt up: a target="_blank" href="http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/5755510/">Shirt/a>br />
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. The shirt is called Dirt Poppins in army green.
  • 1 2
 Mod, please add link.... for some reason it isn't working
  • 1 0
 1. Is this international?
2. Is it ok to change the color of PB logo?
  • 2 0
 1. Yes - all international entries accepted. 2. Do anything you want with the PB logo - come up with a new one if you want.
  • 1 0
 mines goin on in an hour!
  • 1 0
 would i be able to do it on another t shirt template?
  • 1 0
 Place your bets... How many entries you reckon?
  • 1 0
 I recon something about 4-6 thousand entries.Now there is about 650 entries. At least 10 people already stolen my artworks from my profile. And thats just a second day of the contest.
  • 1 0
 Don't worry. Your stuff is good. No one who has stolen your work knows what to do with it anyway Razz
  • 2 0
 how do you design it?
  • 1 0
 I made my design in adobe photoshop. I guess you could use adobe illustrator or design too.
  • 1 0
 Fave mine, there pretty good!!!
  • 1 0
 my fav color scheme so far
www.pinkbike.com/photo/5764896
  • 1 0
 I also tried the entry Big Grin
www.pinkbike.com/photo/5765046
  • 1 0
 what heppened ? Error 503 Service Unavailable ?
  • 1 0
 Jap, currently something isn´t working correctly, but i´m confident that will be fixed soon. Smile
  • 1 0
 i have the same problem.
  • 3 0
 *the error is gone.
thx ms. or mr. pinkbike technician Smile
  • 1 0
 I'm really curious what designs did you made. grrr..
  • 1 0
 where do we get the templates?
  • 1 0
 in the article their is download links
  • 1 0
 yer ,were are the templates?
  • 1 0
 in the article their is download links
  • 1 0
 just scroll up the page
  • 1 0
 lol i feel kinda pushed to fav Big Grin
which program did u use, i've tried in photoshop
  • 1 0
 a href="http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/5763698/">love it Big Grin !!!/a>
  • 1 0
 I used paint. I have a few more designs coming up. Cool
  • 1 0
 come on people ADD ME! http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/5766284/
  • 1 0
 Two more t's are up. Please comment or idealy fave them Smile Smile Smile Smile
  • 1 0
 ahh i wanna win so bad!!!!
  • 1 0
 why did the rules change? now fav's don't matter in the judging? ?
  • 1 0
 i think i havve aa chance to win

www.pinkbike.com/photo/5769828
  • 1 0
 : www.pinkbike.com/photo/5773932/#top

i think i have a good chance
  • 1 0
 my friend made very simillar to yours 1 week BEFORE you!!!

favorite? http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/5763698/
  • 1 0
 I tried it,and keep trying...
  • 1 0
 www.pinkbike.com/photo/5776834 Check my 4. t-shirt out
  • 1 0
 can the design be hand drawn?
  • 1 0
 with the unit riders money, what currency is that in?
  • 1 0
 can the shirt be drawn out on paper ?
  • 1 0
 www.pinkbike.com/photo/5761443 apparrently this is my best one...
  • 1 0
 Check out my newest design: www.pinkbike.com/photo/5782000
  • 1 0
 Newest Design: www.pinkbike.com/photo/5784825

Add as a Favorite!
  • 1 0
 what programs do you guys use to edit the designs. Need one for a mac
  • 1 0
 adobe Photoshop
  • 1 0
 Where do you design them at?
  • 1 0
 urrgghh this is stressing me out.... how the f**k do i enter ?? :'(
  • 2 0
 DL the template and design away! just post the jpeg in your 'photos section' under the Sick Threads competition category
  • 1 0
 Anyone have any idea why mine just shows up as black? I've never had this problem before.
  • 1 0
 illiterate.pinkbike.com/album/Sick-Threads

It shows up when you click on it.
  • 1 0
 okay thankyou mikeserafin !
  • 1 0
 www.pinkbike.com/photo/5802595 this is my pb-galaxy entry
  • 1 0
 www.pinkbike.com/photo/5805316 Big Grin comment and leave feedback!
  • 1 0
 it's the end... and the beginning of waiting
  • 1 0
 I'm in!
  • 1 0
 first one uploaded. Smile
  • 1 0
 check my design
  • 1 1
 can the shirt be drawn out on paper?
  • 1 0
 ...
  • 1 0
 Those argyles look nice.
  • 1 0
 how do you enter
  • 1 0
 how do you enteer
  • 1 0
 ihahahahha
  • 1 0
 who won? Razz
  • 1 1
 sick!
  • 1 0
 they work for me.

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