UPDATE: Contest is closed! Thanks for all your entries, we're going to try and judge them as quickly as possible.
We had to choose between either doing some laundry or having some new Engadget t-shirts printed up, so we figured it was high time we launched the Engadget T-Shirt Design Contest. That's right, we're looking for a closet fashion geek to whip us up a t-shirt so fine that we'd actually try to remove the inevitable Dr. Pepper stains. Of course, we're not expecting you to give us your handiwork for free, so the winner will receive a little something for their trouble: a brand new unlocked Sony Ericsson W800 Walkman phone courtesy of our pals over at ImportGSM.com. First runner up will score a Sony Ericsson HBH-662 Bluetooth headset (the one with the caller ID display), our second runner up will receive a $20 gift certificate to the online music download service of their choice. Oh, and if your design wins, you'll get a free shirt, too.
Some ground rules:
The design must somehow incorporate our logo in some way (we've provided images below for you to work with—we prefer vector!).
You can enter as many designs as you like.
The design cannot violate any copyright laws or existing trademarks (we don't really mind, but you know how people can be about this stuff).
The design itself can have a maximum of two colors and encompass both the front and the back of the shirt if need be (just make it clear in your submission which part is supposed to be on front and which part is supposed to be bringing up the rear).
By submitting your design you give us non-exclusive rights to use the image in the design of an Engadget t-shirt as well as for other Engadget promotional materials.
DEADLINE: 11:59PM EST, Sunday, August 28th.
There are two ways to enter:
You can send your design to us at firstname.lastname@example.org,
Or if you want to be slick you can head to www.CustomInk.com and create your design there (even if you don't win you'll get a coupon saving you some bucks on a future CustomInk order). Just make sure that once you're finished you use the save/send option to save the design under your email address and then send it to email@example.com.
One more thing: The design of the shirt matters more than the production, we?ll work with the winner to do all the vectorizing and other preparation necessary to get the shirt ready for printing, ok?
UPDATE: By (very) popular demand we?ve added the logo files in EPS. Have fun you guys!