EdgeNet T-Shirt Design Challenge

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Challenge Summary

Welcome to “EdgeNet T-Shirt Design Challenge”. We are looking for your creative t-shirt designs for our new developer program with AlefEdge. This t-shirt will be handed out as prizes for Topcoder members who participate in the AlefEdge program. Your job is to create an amazing t-shirt that Topcoder members will want to win and wear all the time!
 
Read the challenge specification carefully and watch the forums for any questions or feedback concerning this challenge. Let us know if you have any questions in the challenge forum!
 

Round 1

Your initial T-Shirt Design in Provided Template

Round 2

Your T-Shirt Design in Provided Template with feedback applied.
DESIGN REQUIREMENTS
  • Your design should be in vector.
  • The theme is open for you to explore. The only requirement is your design needs to promote the EdgeNet platform
  • Your design should incorporate the Topcoder and EdgeNet logos.
  • The T-shirt design needs to be engaging! Think and design creatively, explore out-of-the-box ideas and new possibilities to make this something that everybody (including YOU) would like to wear. However, DO NOT overdesign it! Simple T-Shirts are the best t-shirts.
  • No generic graphics, make sure there's something meaningful to your design. Something that really speaks about what EdgeNet and Topcoder represent. So stay away from computer mouses, globes, computers, code, etc.


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
  • Design area. Please only use the t-shirt design template for the places/areas where your design can go on the shirt. T-shirt Design Area Template. If you think there is a better way to show your design, you are free to show us, but only using the areas established on the template.
  • Design colors. Please only use the Topcoder and EdgeNet colors, or black and white.
  • T-shirt color. Design on a black, or white, or gray t-shirt. Pick your choice to best fit your concepts.
  • Gradients. Do not use gradients in your T-Shirt design.
  • Logo. Your design must have the Topcoder and EdgeNet logo on it and you must retain the correct aspect ratio of the logo. We DO NOT need to include the AlefEdge logo right now.
  • Avoid intricate designs. Remember you are designing for print media, so try to stay away from designs that are too intricate, as they would be hard to reproduce on fabric.
  • Multiple concepts. Your submission can have multiple designs if they only represent small variations on one concept. You can do multiple submissions but only truly different concepts.
  • Design Tools. Your design should be in vector format. Feel free to use any vector tools (Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe XD, Figma, Sketch).
 
INSPIRATIONS
Use these elements as references and inspiration. DO NOT copy anything. We are looking for your original ideas and creativity to make something unique for our community. 
TARGET AUDIENCE
  • Topcoder members (you!).
  • EdgeNet and Topcoder staff and customers
 
DOCUMENTATION
Please check forum for documentation


JUDGING CRITERIA
  • Your submission will be judged on the following criteria:
  • Uniqueness and Originality.
  • Overall idea and execution of concepts.
  • Creativity: the t-shirt should be visually exciting and engaging.
  • Quality: the quality of the graphics as well as following the provided guidelines.

CHALLENGE DELIVERABLES
Preview Image:
Please create your preview image as one (1) 1024x1024 JPG or PNG file in RGB color mode at 72dpi and place your submissions within it.

Submission File:
All requested challenge Deliverables in JPG or PNG file format in RGB color mode at 72dpi.

Source Files:
All original source files of the submitted design. Files should be created in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe XD, Figma, or Sketch and saved as layered files with 300 dpi resolution.

Final Fixes:
As part of the final fixes phase, you may be asked to tweak your design based on client feedback.

STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY
Stock photography is not allowed in this challenge. All submitted elements must be designed solely by you. See this page for more details.

Please read the challenge specification carefully and watch the forums for any questions or feedback concerning this challenge. It is important that you monitor any updates provided by the client or Studio Admins in the forums. Please post any questions you might have for the client in the forums.

Stock Photography

Stock photography is not allowed in this challenge. All submitted elements must be designed solely by you. See this page for more details.

How To Submit

  • New to Studio? ‌Learn how to compete here
  • Upload your submission in three parts (Learn more here). Your design should be finalized and should contain only a single design concept (do not include multiple designs in a single submission).
  • If your submission wins, your source files must be correct and “Final Fixes” (if applicable) must be completed before payment can be released.
  • You may submit as many times as you'd like during the submission phase, but only the number of files listed above in the Submission Limit that you rank the highest will be considered. You can change the order of your submissions at any time during the submission phase. If you make revisions to your design, please delete submissions you are replacing.

Winner Selection

Submissions are viewable to the client as they are entered into the challenge. Winners are selected by the client and are chosen solely at the client's discretion.

ELIGIBLE EVENTS:

2021 Topcoder(R) Open

CHALLENGE LINKS:

Screening Scorecard

SUBMISSION FORMAT:

Your Design Files:

  1. Look for instructions in this challenge regarding what files to provide.
  2. Place your submission files into a "Submission.zip" file.
  3. Place all of your source files into a "Source.zip" file.
  4. Declare your fonts, stock photos, and icons in a "Declaration.txt" file.
  5. Create a JPG preview file.
  6. Place the 4 files you just created into a single zip file. This will be what you upload.

Trouble formatting your submission or want to learn more? ‌Read the FAQ.

Fonts, Stock Photos, and Icons:

All fonts, stock photos, and icons within your design must be declared when you submit. DO NOT include any 3rd party files in your submission or source files. Read about the policy.

Screening:

All submissions are screened for eligibility before the challenge holder picks winners. Don't let your hard work go to waste. Learn more about how to  pass screening.

CHALLENGE LINKS:

Questions? ‌Ask in the Challenge Discussion Forums.

SOURCE FILES:

  • Layered PSD files created in Adobe Photoshop or similar
  • AI files created in Adobe Illustrator or similar
  • EPS files created in Adobe Illustrator or similar
  • Vector AI files created in Adobe Illustrator or similar
  • Vector EPS files created in Adobe Illustrator or similar
  • Sketch
  • Adobe XD
  • Figma

You must include all source files with your submission.

SUBMISSION LIMIT:

Unlimited

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