Submit a Shirt Design And Get Paid!
Grab the Submission Kit and Guide
Your first step is to download
our submission kit. The kit contains a basic t-shirt template for Photoshop
and Illustrator, along with some rules for preparing your submission. If these rules
are not followed, then your submission may be rejected.
Create your Winning Design
Although you will be submitting your art at a lower resolution - 72 dpi (dots per
inch) for web - you will want to create your art at 300 dpi. If you win, we will
request the high resolution version. Be creative, have fun, and if possible, avoid
the low hanging fruit. It isn’t as tasty.
It's also important to avoid using copyrighted images, tastelessly offensive
concepts, or graphics that cannot be printed on a t-shirt. You may want to wear
a photorealistic image of a stormtrooper using the restroom, but that doesn't
mean we can (or will) print it.
From time to time, we will host themed contests for specific licensed partners,
including World of Warcraft, Aion, StarCraft, EVE Online,
Diablo, Minecraft, or Portal2. You can submit designs or these
games at any time, but these contests will typically offer special prizes beyond
the standard T-Shirt Design Challenge. Submissions to these special themed contests
are encouraged to use characters and imagery from the game, but all artwork must
be created by you, the artist.
Submit and Be Merry
Submission requires two images: a small GIF thumbnail (150 x 150 pixels), and the
main display image, which should be exactly 900 pixels wide and 533 pixels
tall. The main image may be in JPG, GIF, and PNG format. Once you have created
and sized your images, use the submission form
to submit your design. The design will be screened to make sure it fits our website
and meets the J!NX standards of quality. If it passes, it will enter the Design
Arcade for voting by the J!NX Community.
Why would J!NX decline my design?
There are a few reasons that your design will not be pushed through for community
- The file is not formatted correctly - We need your image to work within our voting
engine. Please limit your thumbnail to GIF format, 150 x 150 pixels square. Please
limit your main image to GIF, JPG, or PNG format, exactly 900 pixels wide and 533
pixels tall. Also, please try to limit the size of your main image to 400KB
or so. Bandwidth ain't free. Use the
submission kit as a guide.
- The design needs work – While the idea may be good, your design may still need some
help art-wise. We try to uphold a standard of quality here at J!NX, and that may
mean spending more time before submitting.
- Too big or too many colors – If the design is outside of our typical production
capabilities, we may need you to cut things down a bit to make it more manageable.
- Copyrighted imagery - Your design should only contain your own artwork. Additionally,
please do not submit concepts that will be blocked by copyright law for any reason.
For instance, don't put the words "Star Wars" on your shirt, and don't put
a picture of Chuck Norris on there. (The exception is when we run specially themed
contests for licensed partners, like World of Warcraft or EVE Online. You will be
allowed to portray copyrighted characters, but the artwork still must be your own.)
- Inappropriate to the theme – All of our clothing is influenced by video games, geek
culture, spaceships, giant robots, multi-sided dice, zombies... you get the idea.
Sometimes we will hold contests for specific themes or license partners like World
of Warcraft. Although your idea and art may be fantastic, it may not fit our brand
or the contest's theme.