2020 Shimmy Mob T-shirt Design Contest


This year, in celebration of our 10th anniversary, Shimmy Mob is holding a T-Shirt Design Contest.

Anyone is welcome to submit a design which, if selected, will appear on the official Shimmy Mob 2020 t-shirt.

The contest opens Sunday, January 12, 2020. Submit your design by midnight, Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Friday, March 12th, 2020. No entries will be accepted after this date.

two t-shirt torsos, one male and one female

Design Guidelines

Inspired by the mission of Shimmy Mob, your design will be featured on the front of the t-shirt. It must have the Shimmy Mob logo visible as part of the design. Do not alter, redesign, redraw, modify, distort or alter the proportion of the Shimmy Mob logo in any way. Do not place a pattern or design on the logo. Do not replace the approved typeface in the logo with any other typeface.

Your design must be wholly original. By submitting a design you are guaranteeing that you hold the rights to everything in it, and that it does not contain any copyrighted material, including images or copy found on the internet, unless clearly indicated as published under a Creative Commons (CC) license.

The submissions will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Concept/originality
  • Reflection of the spirit of Shimmy Mob's mission
  • Visibility – eye-catching and visible from a reasonable distance
  • Completeness of design (ready for print)
  • Feasibility/ease of reproduction

Submit your entry using the form below. Include a link to the design file. Note that you may submit as many designs as you wish, but they must be submitted as separate entries.

Your submission

Design submission should be saved to 600 dpi (minimum) to produce a high-quality output. Preferred file formats include TIFF, JPEG and PSD.

If you win, you will be required to provide the original design in a high res format that is compatible with Photoshop, Illustrator or another professional design program.

We will only accept designs that have three colors or fewer and that also work on a black-and-white scale (grayscale).

Guidelines & Agreement

By entering this contest, you agree to, and affirm, the following:

  • You are 18 years or older. If you are under the age of 18, you may still create and submit a design, but it must be submitted on your behalf by a parent or guardian.
  • Shimmy Mob Productions Inc. will have first printing rights to the winning design. By submitting, you agree that if your design wins, it can be used by Shimmy Mob on a t-shirt and other promotional items, including Shimmy Mob marketing and public relations materials. The winner and image of the design will be recognized in our e-newsletter and on social media.
  • Shimmy Mob Productions Inc. may use, without additional compensation, your name and likeness or photograph for promotional purposes in any manner and in any medium (including without limitation the Internet, written or email communications, brochures, videos, slides, radio, television, film) that Shimmy Mob Productions deems appropriate.
  • Entries will be judged by a Shimmy Mob committee (see selection criteria listed above).
  • Shimmy Mob Productions reserves the right to make adjustments to the winning design.
  • Upon acceptance of the prize money, you acknowledge and agree that Shimmy Mob Productions Inc. shall own, and you agree to assign and hereby do assign to Shimmy Mob Productions Inc., the entire right, title and interest in the submitted design. You further agree to enable Shimmy Mob Productions Inc. or its nominees to perfect and enforce its proprietary rights of said design including, without limitation, obtaining such patents, copyrights and other legal protection as it may desire, in any country.
  • The winner will be only notified by email as per the information provided on the entry form (see below).

At the sole discretion of Shimmy Mob Productions Inc., disqualification, forfeiture or the selection of an alternate winner may result from any of the following:

  • the winner’s failure to respond to notification within seven (7) business days after its transmission
  • the email notification being undeliverable after three (3) attempts (viz. transmissions)
  • the winner’s failure to provide original design files
  • the winner’s failure to execute and return a release form

Following contact with the contest winner and determination that he/she has met all the eligibility requirements of the contest, said individual will be declared the “winner” of the contest via social media postings and the e-newsletter.

Terms & conditions

  • Entrants agree to be bound by the decisions of Shimmy Mob Productions Inc. (the "Sponsor"), made at their sole discretion, which shall be final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest. Entrants who have not complied with these official rules are subject to disqualification.
  • The Sponsor is not responsible for late, delayed, lost, stolen, damaged, misdirected, mutilated, garbled, illegible, destroyed, corrupted or incomplete entries. All entries become the property of the Sponsor; said entries will not be acknowledged as received and in no case shall be returned to the entrant or sender.
  • By submitting an entry, entrants thereby represent and warrant that the submitted work or information does not and shall not infringe on any copyright, any rights of privacy or publicity of any person, or any other right of any third party, and the entrants the right to grant any and all rights and licenses granted to the contest Sponsor herein, including but not limited to, all necessary rights under copyright, free and clear of any claims or encumbrances.
  • All entries submitted will be considered for the official Shimmy Mob 2020 T-shirt Contest.
  • By entering the Contest, all entrants—those under the age of majority, his/her parent or legal guardian—consent to the use of their name, address (city and province/state) and/or likeness, without further compensation, worldwide and in perpetuity, in any and all forms of media, now known or hereafter devised, including the Internet, in any publicity or advertising carried out by the Sponsor relating to the contest.
  • By claiming the prize, the winner authorizes the use, without additional compensation, of his or her name and/or likeness and/or voice/photograph and municipality of residence for promotion and/or advertising purposes in any manner and in any medium (including, without limitation, radio broadcasts; newspapers and other publications; television or film releases; slides; videotape; distribution over the Internet; and picture date storage) the contest Sponsor may deem appropriate.
  • By participating in the contest, participants agree to be bound by the decisions of contest Sponsor's personnel. The contest Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any participant or winner and may refuse to award any prize to a person who is ineligible or has violated any rule, gained unfair advantage in participating in the contest, or obtained winner status using fraudulent means. The contest Sponsor will interpret these rules and resolve any disputes, conflicting claims or ambiguities concerning the rules or the contest and contest Sponsor's decisions concerning such disputes shall be final. If the conduct or outcome of the contest is affected by human error, any mechanical, technical, electronic, communications, telephone, computer, hardware or software errors, malfunctions or failures of any kind, intentional interference or any event beyond the control of the contest Sponsor, the Sponsor reserves the right to terminate this contest, or make such other decisions regarding the outcome as the contest Sponsor deems appropriate. All decisions will be made by the contest Sponsor and are final. The contest Sponsor may waive any of these rules in their sole discretion.
  • By participating or attempting to participate in the contest, all individuals release the contest Sponsor, its advertising and promotional agencies, its employees, agents and representatives from any damage that could be incurred due to their participation or attempted participation in the contest.
  • The contest Sponsor reserves the right to withdraw or terminate this contest at any time without prior notice.
  • Entrants acknowledge and agree that the contest Sponsor shall have no obligation to post, display or otherwise make publicly available any work submitted by the entrant, and may, in its sole and unfettered discretion, remove, edit, modify or delete any work that the entrant submits.

How to submit your entry

Fill out the form below. If your design is selected, you will receive $250 US and your design will be printed on the official Shimmy Mob t-shirts for our 2020 global performance (May 9, 2020).

The contest ends on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 11:59 PM PST.

Enter contact and file info

All information provided must be complete and accurate.

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