Design By Humans $10,000 T-shirt contest

THE DBH 10K Contest

One year ago launched into the t-shirt design world with our inaugural $5,000 kickoff contest. Out of hundreds of entries one winner snatched the Grand Prize of $5,000.

We owe a big THANK YOU to everyone who has supported DBH over the last year and to show our gratitude we are kicking off year 2 with The DBH 10K! - a winner take all contest where one artist will win $10,000 cash!

Grand Prize:

One winner of The DBH 10K will receive $10,000 cash and will have their winning design printed in 3 color options on the coveted DBH Fabric Edition custom tee and sold at


DBH is currently accepting design submissions through August 29, 2008 at midnight PDT. Design submissions must be entered through our online submission form and must conform to the general design submission terms to qualify for entry. Late submissions will not be accepted, no exceptions.

Design Guidelines:

In addition to our general rules and guidelines, Designs are also subject to the following:

  • The design(s) must be an original work created and owned by the entrant.
  • Designs can use both the front and back of the T-shirt and may contain oversizing and mixed-media elements.
  • Designs are limited to 14 colors and may be oversized. Let your creativity run free.
  • If your design is selected you will be required to submit the winning design in high- resolution (at least 300 dpi at actual size or vector based) and in three color combinations for production.

Selection Process:

The DBH staff will announce the top 10 semifinalists on September 8, 2008 at Semifinalists will be chosen based on a variety of factors including originality, creativity, ingenuity, votes*, and the artist's efforts to promote their design.

Top 10 Semifinalists
Sept 8th - Sept 14th (Midnight, PDT)

Once the top 10 semifinalists have been announced on September 8th, all of the votes received by these 10 designs up to that point will be reset to zero. The 10 semifinalists will then compete against one another for an additional week to see which 5 designs will continue on to the final week of voting. The 5 finalists will be chosen solely on vote count.

Top 5 Finalists
Sept 15th - Sept 21st (Midnight, PDT)

The top 5 finalists will again have all of their votes reset to zero and will then go head-to-head for one final week of voting.

Winner Announced on Sept 22nd

The design with the most votes at the end of the Top 5 Finals week will be declared the winner and will be awarded $10,000 cash! The winning design will be produced in 3 color options (on 3 different shirt colors) and sold in the DBH store the following week.

*Suspected fraudulent votes will be immediately deleted, including votes placed with sequential human ID's or bogus accounts. DBH will use its sole discretion to remove votes.

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mumolabs mumolabs Artist from Yogyakarta, Indonesia

ohhh myyy God… amazing prize!...

downslope downslope Artist from United States

“I disagree, the admins aren’t little kids who don’t know anything. .” Yeah, but that has nothing to do with votes does it? It wouldn’t matter if the admins were walking trees with alligator heads that wouldn’t effect votes, I don’t see your point.

brainboxz brainboxz Artist from Indonesia

Holy god mother contest, awwwwwww I can’t stand it!!! Let go march to the glory guys XD

chili_lely chili_lely Artist from Puerto Rico, United States

wowwwwww wwwwoooowwww…...10K …. OMG OMG OMG ...;D

fallen_ph fallen_ph Artist

my jaw just dropped…..10k? WOW!

LaGuerrilla LaGuerrilla Artist


kennybanzai kennybanzai Artist

Almost feels like some kinda reality T.V. game show! Sounds Awesome!!

i’m going to listen to miss kittin’s sick beats and get tuned in and paint me a winning shirt all up in here.

Vo1ture Vo1ture Artist from Indiana, United States

“agree, i think people opinion can be swayed by the number of votes that a piece already has. keeping the number of votes secret till the end of the round would guarentee that each one will be judged independently.”

I disagree, the admins aren’t little kids who don’t know anything. . .

beyondthechuchu beyondthechuchu Artist from France, France

wow!!!! °V°’


^^—- Wow, I didn’t no that was how to make bold text. _


HEHEHEH.... rubs hands together while grinning maniacally I can already smell the mulla

Goodluck to Everyone who trys their hand at it.


ste7en ste7en Artist from United States

awesome contest

jsheldon jsheldon Artist from United States

very good suggestion willypiva:

“Suggestions: keep the number of votes secret, especially during finals and semi-finals”

wotto wotto Artist from CA, United States

WOW great opportunity for an artist.

kuliadv kuliadv Artist from Indonesia

i waiting for this

Dara Dara Artist


jimmyheartcore jimmyheartcore Artist from Florida, United States

I still want to win $500 and $250 in DBH bucks.

BioWorkZ BioWorkZ Artist from Los Angeles, CA, United States

I’ve been silently watching DBH for awhile now. I think it’s time to flex my artistic muscle for this contest. Bring it on!!!

dreweyes dreweyes Artist from Virginia, United States

I’ve got something I’ve been saving for something like this…

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