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The Shadows challenge winner is here!

307 designs /
printed design / 50,015 votes placed


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The challenge was

Submit a design inspired by the absence of light!

Embrace the shadow!

Some say terrifying things lurk in the shadows. Other people jump at the sight of their own shadow. Why’s everyone so scared of shadows? We happen to think great things happen with shadows, especially when it comes to design.

For this challenge, allow the absence of light to inspire your next great idea. Play with value and contrast to create the illusion of texture, dimension, and perspective that great shading accomplishes. Show us what’s truly hidden behind the light, so we can stop casting a shadow of doubt on shadows themselves.

So come on, designers - get shady!

Challenge Details

  • $1,000 cash

  • $500 gift card

  • Plus, anyone who is printed (including the grand prize winner) will receive up to $7 on each t-shirt of their design sold on Threadless.com! Read more...

Designs from this challenge