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Mass Effect Design Contest

About The Contest

WeLoveFine is proud to announce our first ever Design Contest for the Mass Effect video game series. Show us your best t-shirt designs inspired by the Mass Effect universe and  you could win recognition and great prize packages! (Please note prizes are paid out in standard galactic trade currency.)

So level up your creativity stat, chart your planetary course, and show us your inner Renegade or Paragon.  Upgrade your wardrobe and make sure that WeLoveFine is YOUR favorite shop on the Citadel! For more information and to submit visit

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About the Judges:

Rana McAnear: Rana McAnear is an actress, model and costumer in Los Angeles, CA. She is most recognized as the face model for Samara and Morinth in Bioware's Mass Effect 2 & 3; she also cosplays the characters at comic conventions internationally. (Photo credit: Debshots Photography)

Derek Watts: Derek is the Franchise Art Director for Mass Effect.

Lady Shepard cosplayer Caitlin Schwartz: Mass Effect has the most incredible story, from the game, to the novels and comics. BioWare has helped me become the nerd that I am today.

Guest Retailer Judges:

THINKGEEK: We started as an idea to create and sell stuff that would appeal to the people who were on the front line as the Internet was forged. ThinkGeek started as a way to serve those passionate about technology and the behind-the-scenes Internet culture.

HOT TOPIC: It all started in 1988. A ton of teen retail accessory stores filled the malls, but there wasn't a cool music-inspiredaccessory store for both guys and girls. Then came Hot Topic. As we expanded, we now also cater to the underground cartoon, cult movie, and comic book scenes.

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: Show us your favorite Mass Effect moment. This can include anything from environment, scenes, followers, and heroes!

4. Do: Have fun and be creative!!

5. 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.

6. 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.


To see our full set of Contest FAQ, please click here.


Q: The submission kit is not downloading.  I need help!

A: Click HERE to download our submission kit directly or email us [email protected]to send you one directly.

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.


Prize Info

Grand Prize: Winner will recieve a signed console of their choice (PS4 or XBOX One), Plus the Ultimate Mass Effect Prize Package, which includes a Kotobukiya Blue Liara Statue, Signed copies of all three Mass Effect games and other memorabilia signed directly from the artists of Mass Effect.

Judge Picks: Winner will receive one of three Citadel Prize Packages which could include an alliance ship replica, Mass Effect art book, a signed photo from judge Rana McAnear, face of Samara, signed copes of the Mass Effect games along with a t-shirt in the winner's size with their winning design printed on it. 

Retailer Judge Picks: Winner will receive the Stellar Mass Effect Prize Package that will include signed copies of the Mass Effect games and other memorabilia plus a t-shirt of their design sent to them.