The Minecraft challenge winners are here!

311 designs /
printed designs / 110,369 votes placed

The challenge was

Create a unique t-shirt design inspired by Minecraft.

Last year we asked artists to get out their pickaxes and shovels and build something never before seen on Threadless. Our first Minecraft challenge was so popular it received over 3,000 submissions, more than any other challenge in Threadless history. That’s a lot of blocks! And a whole collection of awesome tees.

Your challenge is to craft a unique, unexpected, clever, or otherwise extraordinary t-shirt design inspired by Minecraft. We’re looking for designs that will delight hardcore ‘crafters, so dig up your best inside jokes and discard anything familiar, like Minecraft logos or straight-up creeper designs.

Take a few hours away from exploring the Nether and griefing your neighbors and get to work constructing the best Minecraft tee yet.

The winner received

  • $5000 cash

  • $500 Threadless gift code

  • Other designs chosen for print from this challenge will receive compensation based on the product printed on & the quantity printed

Designs from this challenge



Mojang is an indie game development studio based in Stockholm, Sweden. Founded by Markus “Notch” Persson, Jakob Porser, and Carl Manneh, Mojang has created a worldwide phenomenon with its game “Minecraft.” For more information, check out mojang.com and minecraft.net