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BP Oil Spill T-SHIRT Design - Saving the Gulf
THANK YOU to all the designers who submitted entries for our contest, and especially to the artists who provided revisions when requested, and in such a timely manner. You all are wonderful, and we can't thank you enough!!
Some terrific designs came in at the last minute, and that has made our voting very difficult. We are going to take a few more days to vote on the ultimate winner. But we know already that we would like to award a 2nd, and possibly 3rd and 4th place winners. So please continue to have patience with us, as we work out our votes.
Thank you all again for all of your hard work!!
We are very excited about this contest and look forward to wearing an amazing T-shirt when the contest is finished!
We are very proud of the extensive efforts everyone has put forth to clean up the oil and to save the Gulf. Mother Nature has an amazing ability to heal herself, and through the massive cleanup efforts and the miracle of Mother Nature, we have not seen the �disaster� that everyone feared. Every day we see dozens of Dolphin swimming, playing, and feeding in the surf, and we see hundreds of Pelicans and many other bird species� Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Oyster Catcher, Sanderling, Piping Plover, Gulls, etc. The Shrimp fishermen are back at work, and we enjoy fresh seafood from the Gulf frequently. So we don�t want a �doom and gloom� shirt � we want a shirt that is more of a �WE DID IT� shirt � through massive efforts, teamwork, sacrifice, and perseverance. We � the workers, the government agencies, the supportive nation and world, and BP � all came together to get the job done, for the good of the World. After all, this is OUR planet, and our Gulf, and it was the right thing to do.
So keep submitting your fabulous designs � we can�t wait to wear one of them!!
11-29-10 Initial Contest Info:
Hello Designers: We are looking for a complex, layered, full-of-depth design with multiple elements.... like the three examples of Ed Hardy designs below. We also like the "swirly" designs shown below the three Ed Hardy shirts... we like T-shirts that have swirls in the background of the main design, which adds depth and interest to the work. (We don't want the shirts to look like an iron-on design.) We're really looking for something that only a professional designer can give us. And we would be happy to include your signature/logo on the final piece, as we truly hope the final product will be a "WOW" t-shirt that everyone we work with will want to wear.
After nearly 7 months of cleanup following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a few of the cleanup workers want to proudly wear a T-shirt that commemorates our massive efforts. For most of us, we haven't had more than a day off in months, until this Thanksgiving holiday break. But we love what we are doing to help save the Gulf and restore it to the wonderful natural resource that it has always been.
In the same way that a tattoo commemorates significant events or memories, we are looking for a t-shirt design that will be a lasting memory for this significant time in our lives, and for everyone who values the Gulf of Mexico and all things associated with this great Natural Resource: great seafood, fishing, boating, bird-watching, dolphin-watching, "down the bayou" way of life, etc.
We are looking for a classy, stylish, modern/trendy design that does NOT look like a standard-issue work shirt with block letters.
We are looking for something with depth and complexity of design (think Ed Hardy). We also like shirts with "background swirly graphics" (or whatever the technical term is!).
We would also like a large design that may cover much of the shirt.
The design will most likely be on the BACK of a shirt. However, we are flexible on this, so it's ok to design for the front of the shirt if that's the direction your creation takes you.
We are looking for multiple design elements to be included, each of which signifies some portion of the cleanup response. For example, any number of the following elements could be used in the design:
Barge Boat (boom-deployment boat - see example below) (desired)
MC-252 Boat Sticker (red circle, white letters) (see example below on the side of the barge boat) (desired)
Shrimp or Shrimp Boat (see example of shrimp boat before)
Oil Containment Boom (see example of oil containment boom below)
Cleanup Worker in Tyvek Suit
Sandy/Oily Beach or Marsh
Water / Shoreline / Waves
Sky / Horizon / Sun / Sunset
Words that could be used include any of the following:
Gulf Coast Restoration
Protecting the Gulf
Preserving the Gulf
Saving the Gulf
Please note that words are not required to be included in the design. But if you feel words will tie the design elements together in a theme, feel free to use any of the words above, or your own idea.
The SHIRT color(s) will be one or all of the following, in this preferred order:
Bright/Neon Safety Green
Bright/Neon Safety Orange
It is ok if your design won't look good on ALL of these colors - we doubt anything other than a monochrome design would look good on all of these colors. So don't feel frustrated if your design won't look good on more than one of these color shirts. Our choice of shirt color within this list of possible shirt colors may be determined by your design.
The DESIGN colors that we have listed are merely suggestions. You can use shades of any of the suggested colors, or use your own palette of color(s). You don't have to use all of these colors. You can submit a monochrome design, or a multi-color design, but please limit colors to no more than five. It's your choice.
In summary: We look forward to being impressed with your fabulous shirt designs, so we can proudly wear something that says to the world: I helped cleanup the Gulf after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Note from admin: You are not required to use the DC canvas in this contest. The rule of one design per entry including variations still apply. No mockups allowed. The design only is allowed in the entry.