Submit to the miles to go design contest! All profits from the sale of the final printed shirt will go to charity. The charity selected is the Freedom Writers Foundation in Long Beach, CA(http://www.freedomwritersfoundation.org/)
All profits will be used to help fund the following programs:
· Scholarships for inner-city youth that are the first in their families to graduate high school and go to college
· Book donations to classrooms, juvenile halls, war refugees, etc.

Contest Guidelines:
• create a design at 300 dpi that can be any size up to a max of 14" wide x 20" tall.
• design can be graphic in nature or text based saying "miles to go", but the name of the company is not needed.
• max colors - 2 i would like to keep the design fitting the miles to go aesthetic of a 1 or 2 color design. this will also keep printing costs down to allow more to be donated.
• graphic based designs should focus around literacy, books or anything relating to the importance of literature, e.g. ideas behind fahrenheit 451 and the burning books.
• artists wanting to submit a concept sketch may do so before fully illustrating it if chosen as the winner.
• submit art to milestogogreg@gmail.com a mock size of the image(1000px tall) is fine for initial submission

Prizes:
• $250 paypal sent to the winner with an option to donate it to a charity if they prefer
• two printed versions of the shirt
• short bio and links on miles to go site and item page, facebook, email list(3k people)

Contest info:
• 100% of the profits will be donated to the freedom writers. miles to go will not make any money from the sale of the design. Approx $11-15(depends on the shirt stock chosen, colors printed, coupons used, paypal fees etc) will be donated per shirt. Costs taken out on miles to go's end include the blank shirt, printing & packaging(poly bag/hang tag/ mailer).
• deadline for submission is October 15th
• once the winner has been chosen, the shirts will go up for pre-sale and the amount sold will be what is printed. this is a one time printing and the artist retains full rights of the image to be used how they like down the road. if the design is wanted to be kept for further printing, details and further payment will be arranged and agreed upon by both parties.
• this is a contest for fun and i am fully aware of issues or cries of spec work, but miles to go will not be profiting financially from this, so please only submit artwork if you would like to do it for a chance to give to the charity.

art previews may be posted in this thread as well.

please keep all arguments about spec work out of this thread and direct them to me via email. this is meant for fun and for charity. if you would like to contribute, please do and if not, that's a-ok too. if you are an artist i have worked with in the past and would like to discuss a design with me directly as well, i would be open to printing two shirts, both going to the charity or a charity of your choice.

http://milestogoclothing.com/contest/

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  • wotto

    unrelated to this thread. I wanted to let you know I wear my tiger tee a lot and its the most complimented tee I own. That's all.
  • miles to go

    wotto said:unrelated to this thread. I wanted to let you know I wear my tiger tee a lot and its the most complimented tee I own. That's all.

    ha. thats always good news to hear wotto. glad you get good feedback from it.
  • Cutty.

    Looks fun! I'm glad you decided to donate all proceeds to charity, can't wait to see the entries!
  • sharksinyermouth

    Props to you for actually posting a thread and caring about how this works on every angle. Plus sifting through Aeortics stupid bullshit and making this happen. I will totally be entering this.
  • miles to go

    Thanks shark and cutty. Never tried something like this so we will see how it goes.
  • Joshua Jordan

    oooooh, interesting that you opened it up to include more than just type based designs. I think I'll take a shot at this.
  • miles to go

    Joshua Jordan said:oooooh, interesting that you opened it up to include more than just type based designs. I think I'll take a shot at this.

    originally i thought a type based tee but with the charity and miles to go having to do with literature, i figured incorporating that into the design could be cool. as with all miles to go designs with a graphic base, my name doesnt have to be on it.

    i dig your work, so i would love to see what you would come up with.
  • Craig Robson

    cant wait to see the entries. good guy greg strikes again!
  • miles to go

    Craig Robson said:cant wait to see the entries. good guy greg strikes again!

    What's the point of having a company if you can't give back sometimes? Sometimes we all need to use our abilities to do something positive for others. I have a tee set up for no shave November again too. I may not be able to generate a ton of money to donate, but I will try my best.
  • Craig Robson

    miles to go said:
    Craig Robson said:cant wait to see the entries. good guy greg strikes again!

    What's the point of having a company if you can't give back sometimes? Sometimes we all need to use our abilities to do something positive for others. I have a tee set up for no shave November again too. I may not be able to generate a ton of money to donate, but I will try my best.

    true and i agree. i dont really advertise this but i always give a portion of whatever i make on patches to the british red cross. its changed my life being able to live from making fun things, but its extra cool if i can change someone elses (even in a little tiny way).
  • miles to go

    Craig Robson said:
    miles to go said:
    Craig Robson said:cant wait to see the entries. good guy greg strikes again!

    What's the point of having a company if you can't give back sometimes? Sometimes we all need to use our abilities to do something positive for others. I have a tee set up for no shave November again too. I may not be able to generate a ton of money to donate, but I will try my best.

    true and i agree. i dont really advertise this but i always give a portion of whatever i make on patches to the british red cross. its changed my life being able to live from making fun things, but its extra cool if i can change someone elses (even in a little tiny way).

    i completely agree and its great to hear that you do that.
  • JO3L

    Craig Robson said:
    miles to go said:
    Craig Robson said:cant wait to see the entries. good guy greg strikes again!

    What's the point of having a company if you can't give back sometimes? Sometimes we all need to use our abilities to do something positive for others. I have a tee set up for no shave November again too. I may not be able to generate a ton of money to donate, but I will try my best.

    true and i agree. i dont really advertise this but i always give a portion of whatever i make on patches to the british red cross. its changed my life being able to live from making fun things, but its extra cool if i can change someone elses (even in a little tiny way).

    i usually want to buy everything you make but this ^^ makes me wanna buy two of each.
  • miles to go

    JO3L said:
    Craig Robson said:
    miles to go said:
    Craig Robson said:cant wait to see the entries. good guy greg strikes again!

    What's the point of having a company if you can't give back sometimes? Sometimes we all need to use our abilities to do something positive for others. I have a tee set up for no shave November again too. I may not be able to generate a ton of money to donate, but I will try my best.

    true and i agree. i dont really advertise this but i always give a portion of whatever i make on patches to the british red cross. its changed my life being able to live from making fun things, but its extra cool if i can change someone elses (even in a little tiny way).

    i usually want to buy everything you make but this ^^ makes me wanna buy two of each.

    makes you wonder if anyone else does cool stuff like that too.
  • Tom Philibeck

    I'm planning on starting something for this tonight.
  • miles to go

    Tom Philibeck said:I'm planning on starting something for this tonight.

    awesome tom. i look forward to seeing it!
  • Tom Philibeck

    Thanks, Greg. My idea is pretty simple. Not sure if it will work, but I'll send you a sketch soon.
  • miles to go

    Tom Philibeck said:Thanks, Greg. My idea is pretty simple. Not sure if it will work, but I'll send you a sketch soon.

    simple is a-ok and a sketch is cool too if you prefer so you dont have to go through inking it all in case it doesn't win. i understand for the guys, especially on here, the idea of fully designing something that may not win can seem like a waste of effort, so concept sketches are cool.
  • Tom Philibeck

    I don't really care about fully designing it and not winning, I just wanted to make sure it would be fitting for this contest. Can my design be based around just one book? Neither of the entries I saw were related to a book, so I wanted to make sure that what I'm doing would be accepted into this contest.
  • miles to go

    Tom Philibeck said:I don't really care about fully designing it and not winning, I just wanted to make sure it would be fitting for this contest. Can my design be based around just one book? Neither of the entries I saw were related to a book, so I wanted to make sure that what I'm doing would be accepted into this contest.

    anything related to literature. the foundation being donated to is a literacy program, so any general theme like that is good. a specific book non related to anything like that may not fit as well.
  • Tom Philibeck

    Right. That's what I kind of figured after sketching out my idea. I'm gonna go back to the drawing board.
  • Joshua Jordan

    I drew this thing. Best of luck to everyone who's entering!

  • JeffByNight

    thats awesome
  • fuggart

    I really wish I had the time to enter this... can't wait to see the entries
  • Joshua Jordan

    JeffByNight said:thats awesome

    Thanks a lot Jeff!
  • davis

    JeffByNight said:thats awesome

    x2. Really dig this!
  • miles to go

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