Threadless Loves Taking Leaps

The Threadless Loves Taking Leaps challenge winners are here!

162 designs /
printed designs / 55,657 votes placed


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Just a Thought

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I Want to Believe

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The challenge was

Take a leap and create a new type of design

Learning Mandarin! Biking across the country! Coaching little league! Quitting your job to freelance full time! Any change requires taking a leap.

At Threadless, we’re taking a big leap. With the redesign, we’re presenting a whole new user interface to you, our community. We’re so excited to share it with you, and we so hope you enjoy all the updated and new features.

We want you to take a leap with us through your art! Design in a style you never have before. Collaborate with another person and see what it’s all about. Submit a design for the very first time.

We’ll be selecting three designs from this challenge, each based on a different kind of artistic leap:

1. regular submitter using a completely different artistic style
2. first time submitter
3. first collaboration

Be sure to note which type of leap you’re taking in your submission!

The winner received

  • $2,000 cash

  • $500 Threadless gift certificate

  • the chosen regular submitter using a completely different artistic style design will receive Bern Macon Summer Matte EPS Helmet with Visor,

  • the chosen first time submitter design will receive a custom ‘Make Great Together’ Leap Year Bicycle

  • the chosen first collaboration design will receive 2 pairs of Tom’s classic shoes in your size

Designs from this challenge

Threadless Loves Taking Leaps

The Leapyear Project

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