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The Challenge

Attention all t-shirt designers. Put down your piña coladas as there will be no January holiday for you this year! The folks at London street wear store Demo were so blown away by the response to the London Calling competition, they want to do it all over again. They’re giving you the chance to get your t-shirt design in their shop window, just by London’s Carnaby Street. Your theme is ‘Sound’. That’s right, the stuff you can hear. The theme is open to wide interpretation so you could choose to cover anything from music through to cochlear implants.

Judging / Voting Criteria

The community will pick the top 20 entries using the challenge voting system then the good folks at Demo will take over judging duties and pick their top three winners. Entry is open to clothing works only. If you can’t wear it, it’s not coming in. Entry is open to all members of RedBubble. If you are not already a member of RedBubble then join now to enter. Only one colour and style version of the shirt, and a cross section of sizes, will be purchased and made available in the store, therefore we recommend designing specifically to suit one colour shirt and style. One entry per person. No changes can be made to the design once voting commences.

Rewards & Prizes

The grand prize winner will have 30 of the winning shirt purchased from them at a markup of 30%, and will have their tee displayed in the store for two weeks with a special temporary front window display for all the passers by to feast their peepers on. Two runners up will have 20 shirts purchased from them at a markup of 30%, and will have their tee displayed in the store for two weeks. All your artist details will be included and advertised with the shirts so shoppers can read all about you. We’ll also post about the occasion with photos and a write up on RedBubble.

Additional Information

If you are new to RedBubble, you just need to sign up then upload your design to your portfolio and then you can enter it into this challenge. If you need help go to the FAQs or contact Artists and writers retain copyright of any work entered. RedBubble will purchase the shirts at the agreed markup and provide them to the store. Demo will place their standard margin on the shirts to cover the cost of the retail environment. No profit will be made by RedBubble. You can find out more info about the store here.

Cover Image: Untitled by RBUK


The Candidates

The following designs have made the final cut.
Now it's over to Demo for much deliberation and chin stroking. Winners will be announced shortly.

  • Classic Shells by Satta van Daal
  • Blaster Shaz by fixtape
  • Hard Roctopus by Nick Ford
  • Medusound by yanmos
  • Blow Me by pelegrin
  • AudioHIve - Electric by Scott Robinson
  • Wired from Birth by Cathie Tranent
  • plug me in by Vedran Arnautovic
  • Love For Music by brev87
  • Paint It Loud! by japu
  • Speaking from the heart by nofrillsart
  • Sound Baby by heriart
  • Osaka Nights 2 by thickblackoutline
  • Sound by Jason Richards
  • Music gives you wings by Miriam Shilling
  • Trumpet music by Bedderz
  • Whistle Boy by Ine Spee
  • New York Musical Roots by IHeartVector
  • Music makes the world go round by Vivian Lau
  • Caravan O' Sound by FakeFate

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