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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

T-Shirt Contest: Liquid Culture You Can Wear

We’re always proud that Imbibe readers are so creative, enthusiastic and involved. We love hearing from you regularly about your latest drink creations, product finds, bar discoveries and story ideas and requests. One thing a lot of you have been asking about is Imbibe t-shirts. As we started brainstorming about designs, we thought it would be fun to get readers involved in the process. And so we announce the 2008 Imbibe T-Shirt Contest. It's your chance to dream up your ideal Imbibe tee. We're looking for designs that are eye-catching, fun and representative of Imbibe—something you'd be excited to wear yourself, and to see others wear.

The winner will have his or her design printed on our t-shirt and will receive recognition here on our Imbibe Unfiltered blog, as well as a specialty coffee gift package, including a six-month coffee subscription from Batdorf & Bronson and a Bodum Chambord French Press. Runners up will receive recognition on our blog, as well as delicious Bloody Mary gift packages from Freshies, including their fantastic Original, Mild and Hot Mixes, rimming salts and spicy green beans.

We'll be accepting entries through May 1, 2008, and will announce a winner on or before May 31, 2008. See the submission guidelines & rules for full details.

Even if you don't consider yourself a designer, check our blog for updates and details on our finalists—we may put it to a public poll to help us choose among the contenders. And stay tuned for your chance to wear the winning design around town this summer!

Read the full post for full rules and submission guidelines...

Use the this t-shirt template to create your design. Designs should fit on the front of the T-shirt body, and one-color designs are preferred. E-mail your design(s) to tshirt {at} imbibemagazine dot com, along with your name, e-mail address, phone number and a brief description of why your design is perfect for Imbibe. The Imbibe logo may be represented by this low-res example in your design.

For file size considerations, you may submit your design in 72dpi resolution jpg, gif or png format. The selected design will need to be made available as high-res vector artwork for printing, however, so consider this when submitting. The submissions deadline is 11:59 PM Pacific Time on May 1, 2008.

1. You are welcome to submit as many designs as you like.
2. Designs will be reviewed and selected by Imbibe staff with the following priorities: concept/originality, brand alignment and aesthetics. We reserve the right choose a winning design at our own discretion and/or to choose no winner at all and to conduct public voting, the results of which may also be factored into final selection.
3. The contest will allow for no more than four finalists, which will result in three runners-up and one Grand Prize winner. The Grand Prize winner will have his/her design printed on the t-shirt, receive a t-shirt, promotion on Imbibe’s blog and a Specialty Coffee Gift Package as outlined below. All other finalists will receive a t-shirt, promotion on Imbibe’s blog and a Freshies Bloody Mary Gift Package as outlined below.
4. By entering the competition, you acknowledge that your design is original and your own, does not violate privacy or libel any one, and does not include any copyrighted material.
5. By entering the competition, you agree to grant Imbibe exclusive rights to publish your work on our website and/or blog. The winner agrees to give Imbibe exclusive rights to his or her design, including rights to sell t-shirts printed with his or her design.
6. No purchase is necessary to enter. You must be 21 or older to participate. Void where prohibited.

One Grand Prize winner will receive:
- Your design printed and sold on the Imbibe t-shirt
- An Imbibe t-shirt
- Promotion on the Imbibe Unfiltered blog
- Six months of specialty coffee from Batdorf & Bronson, 1 lb. single origin and 1 lb. of blended beans per month for six months (retail value: $150)
- One Bodum Chambord 12 oz. French Press (retail value: $30)

Three runners up will receive:
- An Imbibe t-shirt
- A mention on the Imbibe Unfiltered blog
- The Ultimate Bloody Mary kit from Freshies: One bottle each of three Bloody Mary Mixers, one for every palate: Smooth-N-Mild, Original, and Habañero Hot, plus Bloody Mary Fresh Rimz salt & Spicy Green Beans (retail value: $32)


jmk said...

Fun idea! I'm not creative enough for this, but I have some friends that will be into it for sure.

alex said...

Cool! I think I might have to imbibe, for inspiration, you know. :) Look for something from me....

JerseyRED said...

"Use the this t-shirt template to create your design."

What template?

Imbibe Magazine said...

Good catch! The template is posted now. Can't wait to see your design!