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The 2012 Railroad Revival Tour T-Shirt Design Contest

This challenge closed almost 2 years ago.

The Challenge

Not since 1825 when John Stevens built a full size rail network in his back yard has there been this much excitement in the world of American railways. The Railroad Revival Tour 2012 will soon be shepherding Willie Nelson, Band of Horses, Jamey Johnson and John C. Reilly on board their silver Zephyr and departing for yet another epic transcontinental adventure. Which means they’re going to need splendid tour merchandise, which means they need you.

Your challenge, which you’re going to accept on the grounds of its complete awesomeness, is to design a shirt for the tour. The winning entry will be printed and sold in 8 US cities over the 8 nights of the trip. That’s some almighty exposure right there, almost better than being given money, except we’re going to give you money too. US$3000 to be precise, and VIP tickets and other things besides. You see, we told you it’s completely awesome. Clear your calendars, you’ve got work to do.

We’re looking for a superb bit of illustrated art, perhaps hinting at the history of the great American railroads, the pure experience of live music or just harking back to the halcyon days of poster advertising. Maybe some turn of the century typography or a train made out of guitars, consider the ball of imagination to be firmly in your court. We’d like to say there are no rules, but there are. See below for full details, it’s really very important you read them.

Judging / Voting Criteria

- Your design must not include any mention or likenesses of the touring artists. Yes it probably seems strange but such is the crazy world of licensing. We will remove any work that breaches this.
- The winning design will be screened and therefore please limit the palette to five colors only.
- You can (but do not have to) include the Railroad Revival Tour logo BUT there will be an official Railroad Revival logo tee already so we advise you to not base your design around it.
- You can (but do not have to) include the tour dates – October 20 – 28, 2012
- Please read the Terms & Conditions

The final winners will be selected by the good folk at Railroad Revival based on a sense of incredible imagination, skill and execution of the brief and exactly the right amount of awesome. (Which is ‘a lot’, a lot of awesome.) As well as strict adherence to the Voting Criteria outlined above. There will be no community voting.

Rewards & Prizes

First Prize:

- Your design available at all 8 Railroad Revival gigs, credited to you. That’s fame right there.
- US$3000. Yes, three thousand American dollars. Cash. That’d buy you some very nice shoes.
- 4 x VIP tickets to a stop of your choice (Can be substituted for a $300 Redbubble voucher)
- Limited edition Hatch Show Print
- 5 x T-shirts of your winning design
- A feature on our Redbubble Facebook page

Second Prize

- 2 x VIP tickets to a stop of your choice (Can be substituted for a $200 Redbubble voucher)
- Limited edition Hatch Show Print
- 3 x T-shirts of your winning design
- A feature on our Redbubble Facebook page

Third Prize

- $150 RedBubble voucher
- 3 x T-shirts of your winning design
- A feature on our Redbubble Facebook page

Additional Information

All entries must be submitted by September 30th 2012, you may only submit one design.

All entrants in the challenge agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the Terms & Conditions

Cover Image: Untitled by onetonshadow

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Railroad Revival Contest Entry by StarHinson

Railroad Revival Contest Entry by StarHinson was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 0 votes.

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