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Scotty
01-12-2009, 11:52 AM
TAT T-shirt Design Contest

Oploskoffie's latest avatar got your creative juices flowing?
Want to have TATeurs cavorting around a 2009 Davis Cup tie/Indian Wells/Miami as walking canvases for YOUR art?
Just like entering contests?

Then the 2009 TAT "Spring Fling" T-shirt Design Contest is for you.

TalkAboutTennis.com is looking for new art for the 2009 Spring Tailgates T-shirt (available in the TAT Gear store), and the TATstaff would like YOU to help decide what it will look like.

TAT's 2009 Spring Fling includes the following events:


USA v. Switzerland Davis Cup Tie, March 6-8, Birmingham, AL
BNP Paribas Open, March 9-22, Indian Wells, CA
Sony Ericsson Open, March 25-April 5, Miami, FL

So, we’re requesting submissions of artwork to go on the official TAT T-shirt for members attending any of these events. We’ll be talking this contest up over the next few weeks, and the DEADLINE to be considered is Sunday, Feburary 1 (final Sunday of the Australian Open).

After all designs are received and reviewed by the TATstaff, there will be a member poll/vote during the first weekend of February to select the winning design. Then the new design will be made available in the TATstore in time for people to order a shirt to wear to the Tailgates (or heck, buy one and wear it during the TATchat TATherings, if you're staying at home). Target date for ordering in the TAT Gear store is February 20th.

Preliminary things you’ll need to know include:


Artwork must be 100% your own material (don’t use copyrighted photos, for example)
E-mail a .jpeg file of your entry to Scotty@TalkAboutTennis.com (Scotty@TalkAboutTennis.com) for review/voting
DEADLINE: Sunday, Feb 1

The review and voting processes will be anonymous (only one staffer will know who made which design)
You may submit more than one entry, if you like.

Hope everyone has fun with this!


Specs:

Artwork MUST include "2009 TalkAboutTennis.com Spring Fling" OR "2009 TAT Spring Fling" and the TalkAboutTennis.com logo somewhere in the design.

We'd like to credit the winner ON the shirt, too! You're free to use your real name or TAT name (e.g. "2009 TalkAboutTennis.com / Design by Kirk Stenvall"

The art can be no larger than 12" in any direction.

If you're drawing something by hand, a high resolution scan (300 dpi min.) must be made available, or you'll have the opportunity to mail in the original artwork for scanning.

If you're using a photo program (i.e., Photoshop, photopaint, etc.), make sure the final artwork is created at a minimum of 300 dpi resolution. Save/Export the file as a jpg, tiff, or eps.

If you're using a drawing program (Illustrator, Freehand, etc.) please create the art as close to final size as possible (not exceeding 12" in any direction). Also, please save/export the art as an .eps.

Any color(s) are fine.

Keep in mind that the art will be used exclusively for the 2009 TAT Spring Fling.

Design, color, etc. is completely up to you.

dryrunguy
01-12-2009, 12:35 PM
Woo hoo! If it's anything like the last time, I can't wait to see the submissions!

Thanks for heading this up, Scotty!

GVGirl
01-12-2009, 12:38 PM
I'm looking forward to adding another TAT T-shirt to my collection. :)

Also shameless plugs for IW, Davis Cup and Miami Tailgates!

luvs10s
01-12-2009, 01:49 PM
Woohoo, a chance to improve on my runner-up place! I'll have to get my thinking cap on.

--cj--
01-13-2009, 12:49 PM
Cool beans, I'm in!

Oh, and HOWDY STRANGERS! I need to visit more often again. Y'all are prettier than I remembered.

Jay
01-13-2009, 02:15 PM
Woo hoo! If it's anything like the last time, I can't wait to see the submissions!

Thanks for heading this up, Scotty!
Me too!

I wish I had the creativity to come up with something like other TAteurs have.
I can't wait to see what people will come up with this time, though!
I'll be looking forward to buying it too :)

Scotty
01-13-2009, 03:39 PM
Hey, there's all kinds of ways to be creative, besides art/pictures.

Your design could even be a poem, or such, e.g.:

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
TalkAboutTennis.com is gaga for Safin.

Just grab and pencil & a piece of paper ... you just might have a nifty idea!

luvs10s
01-13-2009, 06:30 PM
Hey, there's all kinds of ways to be creative, besides art/pictures.

Your design could even be a poem, or such, e.g.:

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
TalkAboutTennis.com is gaga for Safin.

Just grab and pencil & a piece of paper ... you just might have a nifty idea!

It would be slightly better if it rhymed wink

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
TalkAboutTennis.com for fans who are true!

Scotty
01-13-2009, 07:10 PM
It would be slightly better if it rhymed wink

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
TalkAboutTennis.com for fans who are true!

Hey, you do whatever you want with YOUR design. ;)

Kirkus
01-13-2009, 10:12 PM
Roses are red,
Violets are purple,
TalkAboutTennis.com is sweet as maple surple.

Sorry.

Scotty
01-14-2009, 04:32 PM
Indian Wells has a new sponsor, see edited post at the beginning of this thread for the new tourney name.

Scotty
01-15-2009, 11:56 AM
whoo hoo! One lovely design already received.

Maybe yours will be next?

Scotty
01-16-2009, 11:38 AM
We now have TWO lovely designs submitted.

But there's plenty of time before the deadline, so let YOUR creativity shine!

Scotty
01-17-2009, 06:56 PM
THREE lovely designs in-hand at the moment.

Show what you can do ... still plenty of time before the Feb. 1 deadline!

Scotty
01-18-2009, 07:59 PM
ANOTHER lovely design came in this morning, bringing our running total to four, so far.

Keep that skectchpad/scratch paper handy during the AO for YOUR idea.

Scotty
01-22-2009, 08:37 AM
bump ... still plenty of time to whip up a T-shirt design!

Scotty
01-25-2009, 02:20 PM
one week left! Get your design seen on fashionable tennis tournament attendees!

Scotty
01-27-2009, 10:23 PM
FIVE designs are in. This will be a fun vote!

Scotty
02-01-2009, 01:01 PM
SEVEN designs are in, but we're not quite to the deadline yet! Send yours in today!