The challenge was
Create a design that teaches us something.
They help us understand prime numbers, know our U.S. presidents, and memorize the capital of Peru. They explain the difference between protons and electrons. They are our teachers, and they give us the skills to discover our hidden potential.
To honor those who instruct, educate, and inspire, we’re challenging you to create an original t-shirt design that teaches us something. Tackle a basic principle like 2+2, or explore a complex concept like how to assemble a jumbo jet. Show us the best way to ride a T-Rex or breakdance on Mars. Or maybe even how to ride a breakdancing T-Rex on Mars.
But this challenge isn’t simply to expand our smarts. We’ve teamed up with DonorsChoose.org to directly help those fine folks who develop our minds. 100% of sales from the winning tee will go to DonorsChoose.org, and you get to decide exactly which classroom will benefit from your dough. You can help provide paint brushes for a grade school in Georgia, lab supplies for a chemistry class in California, or teaching resources that save teachers time. And since the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is generously funding this challenge’s prizes and production of the winning design, every penny you spend will go to the classroom of your choice.
The winner received
$500 Threadless.com giftcard
$500 DonorsChoose.org giftcard
Other designs chosen for print from this challenge will receive compensation based on the product printed on & the quantity printed.
Designs from this challenge
DonorsChoose.org makes it easy to help classrooms in need. At our site, public school teachers across America create classroom project requests from crayons for kindergartners, to an art museum field trip, to seeds for starting a garden. Then, you can give to the project which most inspires you. When a project reaches its funding goal, we ship the materials to the school. Best of all, you get photos and 'thank yous' from the classroom you chose to help. Over the last few years, teachers at half of all public schools in America have used DonorsChoose.org. More than a million people have supported 320,000 projects reaching 6 million students from low-income communities.
Learn more about DonorsChoose.org.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Jeff Raikes and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.
Learn more about the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.