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Grow Stem

Make art that inspires, breaks biases, and closes the STEM gap.

The possibilities are truly endless!

Not familiar with STEM? It’s an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, incredibly essential fields in which women and BIPOC individuals are largely underrepresented. To help close that gap, Threadless is proud to join forces with Intel to present you with your next Design Challenge: to inspire the next generation with all things science and technology!

With your new design, use your art to awaken a deep love for STEM in people of all experiences and backgrounds. Celebrate the power and impact of women in science and technology—past, present, and future. Share the wonders of engineering and mathematics. Think micro, dream macro, and use your skills to create something wonderful!

Dos and Don'ts:


  • Inspire! Aspire!

  • Inclusion, not exclusion

  • Limitless, not limited

  • No sex, drug, or alcohol references

  • No racist, bigoted, sexist, or otherwise offensive language

  • Fun humor is A-OK but never punch down

Valid for US residents only.

Design inspiration:

SHE BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE by janamis
S C I E N C E by rbabb
WOMEN SHATTERING BOUNDARIES by uxforthewin
MÁS CHICAS EN CTIM by holalalilu

Challenge Details

  • Grand Prize (1): $10,000 + $500 Threadless Gift Card

  • First Runner Up (1): $5000 + $250 Threadless Gift Card

  • Second Runner Up (1): $3000 + $250 Threadless Gift Card

  • Third Runner Up (1): $2000 + $250 Threadless Gift Card

  • PLUS, all designs can earn up to $20 per unit on products of your design sold on Threadless.com, your Artist Shop, and other retail opportunities!

  • Threadless will also donate an additional $1 for every unit sold to Girls Who Code, up to $5000.

  • You must be a U.S. resident to enter.

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Submission kit

An Artist Shop is required to submit. If you do not have one, one will be created for you automatically when you click the "Submit A Design" button.

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Designs from this challenge

Intel Grow Stem