We heart community challenges because they're a great way for everyone on Threadless to get stuff (not just designer types). Thanks to those of you who participated in last month's Fuzzy community challenges. For those of you who didn't, well there's always next time, suckas! (Pssst: look for one come mid-January!)
It’s time to announce who snagged the amazing prizes from each one of the challenges!
As you might recall, Roxy hosted a lyrics challenge.
Up for grabs:
- an iPad stocked with music apps
- a $200 Threadless gift certificate
- and a mini-puppet of Roxy so they can rock out together at home!
Congrats to martiandrivein aka Rolf Nelson.
His lyrics are:
Roxy Rocks! (She'll melt off your face)
Roxy Rocks! (All over the place)
Roxy Rocks! (5 & buys what you'll rate her)
Roxy Rocks! (Refrigerator)
Listen to the completed song right here.
Drew hosted Threadless Loves drawing
Up for grabs:
- $2000 cash
- $500 Threadless gift certificate (can be redeemed for $200 cash)
- a Wacom Inkling! ($199 value)
- one of each of the four Threadless doodle packs
- one mini Drew puppet
From 411 awesome submissions, we chose jasmintee’s design “Beauty or Beast”
Roman asked you guys to fill up his photo album through a Photoshop challenge since his real photo album fell in the ocean.
Up for grabs:
- $200 gift certificate to their preferred airline
- a $500 Threadless gift certificate
- a mini puppet of Roman so he can travel everywhere with that designer!
For those of you who followed the challenge, the chosen Photoshopper might not be that much of a surprise. Congrats to Bortwein aka Brandon Ortwein! Brandon submitted what seemed like hundreds of photos but this is the one that caught our eye:
Check out the personal blog he did with just his submissions!
Brandon will be using his airline gift certificate to travel to Disney World in Florida for his daughter’s birthday this year! cute
Chad hosted a voting challenge, where the person who voted on the most designs from November 29 to Dec. 23 gets the swag.
Up for grabs:
- a $1,000 Threadless gift code
- to pick an unprinted design to be printed (We'll work on this in the new year)
- AND a mini puppet of Chad!
And that person is...[+duracell-] aka Chad. Yes, seriously, his name is Chad. Crazy, right?
We asked Chad (the person, not the puppet):
Once you and mini-Chad are united, what's next for the Chad Empire?
Well, to build an empire you have to start from the ground up and build. Brick by brick. You gotta set realistic goals and take small/calculated, but determined steps forward. All the while thinking BIG! So to start..
Mini-Chad and I are going to collab on my very first design! You see, I like to think of myself as an ideas guy and aspiring designer. But sometimes I need a bit of boss-like encouragement. That's where a numbers guy like Mini-Chad can help.
Mini-Chad's been to Threadless Headquarters. He's spoken to the people. He's gathered intel and bugged the boardroom. He's perused secret design files when Jake wasn't looking. Shook lots of hands and kissed a few babies. Chad knows what the people want in a design. He knows the inside scoop on next-level creation and future trends. And he's going to tell me all about it!
Once we devise our master strategy, the design process starts. That design will be put through an ongoing series of rigorous tests to ensure that it meets the standards of design quality and shirt satisfaction held dear at Threadless. Then, its off to submission! And we're going to once again ask all of you Threadfans out there to do your part and vote! Let your voice be heard. If our design doesn't quite garner the majority vote, we'll respect the process folks. We'll listen to insightful criticism and revise our plan. That way we can come back even stronger on the next design. And maybe, just maybe, win!
After that, well, the sky's the limit! I'm sayin' go local and think global. Big timin' with Big people and Big ideas. We're talking Chad buttons and Chad hats.. bumper stickers, calendars and cozies. Chad Mania will spread like wildfire! Then we might dabble into other fun ventures. Maybe start a small 1 1/2 man hedge fund. Maybe try our hands at being Brewmasters (Chad does like those IPA's). Or possibly one day, even star in our own Broadway Show! The possibilities are endless really.
Chad also added some random prizing. 5 lucky people who scored 500 designs or more will be gettin’ a $50 Threadless gift code!
Congrats to xquidditchafterdarkx, kat17, julie7, Moran2006 & RustyRockets! (Look for an email soon from Jess!)
Thanks to everyone for participating last month! We hope you enjoyed our fuzzy pals as much as we did!