About The Contest
Submit your best Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy t-shirt designs, and you could be in the running for this contest, as well as a special Family Design Prize, which will be available for adults and kids, selected directly by the Marvel team. You could also have the opportunity to win other great prizes!
Be sure to keep all designs based on the animated show; No actor likeness of any kind will be accepted.
CHECK OUT THE WINNERS HERE!!!
About the Judges:
Trevor Devall (voice of Rocket Raccoon): Trevor Devall voices the role of Rocket Raccoon, the space-faring adventurer whose small size and adorable features contradict his unparalleled bravery and loyal soul, in the new action-packed animated series "Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy.” A native of Canada, Devall spent 15 years in Vancouver's voice-over industry as one of the city's most sought-after animation and commercial voice actors. His voice-over television credits include "Lego Star Wars," "Johnny Test," "Ultimate Spider-Man," "Batman vs. Robin" and "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic." He also narrates "Million Dollar Neighborhood" on the Oprah Winfrey Network and "Uberguide" on TLC.
Lorraine Cink: Lorraine Cink is a writer, comedian, and host, best known for her work as host and writer of Marvel's weekly comedy news web series, The Watcher as well as co-hosting events on Marvel LIVE! Check out full episodes of Marvel's The Watcher on Marvel.com/thewatcher or YouTube.com/Marvel. Follow her on twitter for lots of nerdy talk @lorrainecink.
Brian Kesinger: Brian Kesinger is an Annie award winning story artists for Walt Disney Animation Studios. In addition, Brian has also become a celebrated author and illustrator of several books, including Marvel's "Groot" comic book, that showcase his style, wit and ability to tell engaging stories in original ways. Brian's personal work has been showcased in galleries and his debut book, walking your octopus was awarded with a Chesley award. www.bkartonline.com / Instagram @briankesinger / Twitter @briankesinger
Steve Wacker: Marvel’s VP of Animation, Current, Stephen Wacker is a former Senior Editor for Marvel Comics where he supervised and developed a wide-array of top selling, award-winning titles including “Amazing Spider-Man”, “Daredevil,” “Hawkeye,” "Captain Marvel," and “Ms. Marvel." Before moving to Marvel, Wacker produced and directed the long running live super hero comedy show “Ka-Baam!” and was an editor at DC Comics. Wacker currently heads up the Current department and is an Executive Producer on all of Marvel Animations Studios’ series including “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble” and "Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man.”
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How To Enter
DOs & DON'Ts
1. Do: Make something original. Research to make sure your idea isn't already out there.
2. Do: Make stylized art!
3. Do: Have fun and be creative!
4. Don't: Submit similar versions of the same design. Sometimes people submit the same design, but with small changes. This will only divide your votes and hurt your chances of winning rather than help it.
5. Don't: Use any copyrighted, 3rd party or inappropriate materials. If it is too obscene or mixes 3rd party, or copyrighted materials, it will NOT be approved.
Official Rules for this contest can be found here and also at the bottom of the Submission page under the Terms of Service.
To see our full set of Contest FAQ, please click here.
Q: The submission kit is not downloading. I need help!
Q: What are the three "Additional Design Images" for?
A: One upload should be JUST the design itself so we can see it clearly. The other images, if you choose to upload them, can be other images of your design. Please remember that each design should be its OWN submission so don't use them to upload multiple designs.
Q: I'm having trouble uploading my images for my submission. What's going on?
A: Please make sure that each image is exactly 1000x1000px JPG, GIF or PNG and each image MUST be under 2MB.
Q: How many designs can I submit?
A: For most contests you can submit up to 10 designs unless otherwise stated.
Q: What file format do you accept?
A: All entries must be in one of the following file formats: GIF/PNG/JPG
Q: If I am a finalist, how large does my high-res art need to be?
A: We recommend that your file is done 15in by 19in at 300 dpi or as close to it as your art program can handle. If your artwork is too small, it won't work on a tee-shirt and it can hurt your chances of winning.
Q: Is it ok for me to promote my designs to people I know to come and help rate my designs?
A: YES!! We encourage every artist submitting to the contest to promote themselves and their designs to friends, family and followers. Through our experience we have found that more ratings help us determine what the fans really want as winners! So please feel free to promote yourselves!
Q: It’s been more than 2 business days and I don't see my design on the site. What’s going on with my design?
A: We review every submission we get before they are made live for viewing and rating. We will make every attempt to review submissions within 2 business days. Please know, if you’ve done any of the following we will not accept the design into the contest and you may not be notified.
- Your design has inappropriate materials or elements.
- Your design uses other copy righted material. This means you are using other people’s intellectual property in your design you do not have the right to. No mash ups!
-You've used a design created by someone else as your own.
- It’s not a design. A direct photograph or a scribble you just drew on a piece of paper is not considered a shirt design.
Q: I see people cheating. What should I do?
A: Please email [email protected] detailing what you are suspecting. More details you can give the better we can make our decision.
Grand Prize (1): One (1) winner will receive an ultimate prize package that could include Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Mix Vol. 1 (Music from the Animated Television Series), Groot Premium Motion Statue from Factory Entertainment, plus a t-shirt with the winner’s design on it, and other items to be announced.
Best Family Design (1): The Marvel Team will select the best overall family themed design that will be made available on adult and kids styles. One (1) winner will receive a prize that could include Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Mix Vol. 1 (Music from the Animated Television Series), plus two (2) t-shirts in adult and children styles with the winner’s design on it, and other items to be announced.
Guest Judge Picks (4): Four (4) winners will receive a prize package worth one hundred and fifty dollars ($150) in prizes that could include Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Mix Vol. 1 (Music from the Animated Television Series), plus a t-shirt with the winner’s design on it, and other items to be announced.
Retailer Judge’s Prizes (2): Two (2) winners will have their designs exclusively available at whichever retailer receive a prize package that could include Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Mix Vol. 1 (Music from the Animated Television Series), plus a t-shirt with the winner’s design on it, and other items to be announced.