Design a t-shirt for a band that doesn’t exist yet.
Not a single note has been played, a lyric written, or a green M&M separated. But you can just feel that special band is ready to form and is waiting to play a set just for you.
Your challenge is to bring that band to life by designing their band t-shirt.
This super group you create can be folksy, indie, pop-y, old-school, new-school, or somewhere in between. Just make it the kind of band tee you would wear even if you weren’t really sure what kind of music they play.
All the designs chosen from this challenge will become part of our music tee collection!
Time to rock it out.
Here's how it works
Get your idea ready to submit
Read our submission guidelines to learn about printing techniques, creating high resolution artwork, preparing presentation files, and following the rules! You'll also find color specifications and downloadable assets like templates and blank photos for mockups.
Submit to the challenge
Once you've prepared your design files, it's time to submit it for scoring! Follow the instructions and fill out the form (the whole thing).
Submissions have closed.
The community scores your design
For 7 days, the Threadless community scores your design 1 to 5 and leaves comments. These scores and comments help us pick which designs to print. You're encouraged to promote your design to friends, family, and the rest of the Internet!
If your design is printed, you'll get:
$500 Threadless gift code
A prize pack of your design printed on other kinds of band merch!