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Take your style from S to XXL

People wear T-shirts to do everything. Walk their dogs. Shop for groceries. Hit up concerts. Can you say exposure? From 80s rocker tees to beachy tanks, our designers create stellar T-shirt designs that people want to wear, whether you’re selling them online or giving them away as swag. Get ready to make a fashion statement. 
Get all this with your custom T-shirt design:

A world of expert designers

You have access to our entire global design community who can send you all sorts of creative design ideas, unique to your T-shirt.
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Ready-to-go files and total freedom

Your new T-shirt comes with production-ready files that you can send directly to the printer. Plus, the copyright is all yours.
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Flexible pricing for any budget

Request and compare multiple quotes, then negotiate the final price with your preferred designer.
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Need multiple concepts? Start a Design Contest

1. Tell us what you want

Our interactive creative brief makes it simple to describe your design challenge and set your budget.

2. Get dozens of t-shirt designs

Our global community of professional designers present their ideas. You provide feedback.

3. Pick your favorite

Seven days later, choose your winning design.

Courtside to couture. Shirts for all occasions.

We saved a spot for your T-shirt Design Contest.
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Fixed pricing for Design Contests

We’ve got a perfectly tailored, custom-fit package for you. Whatever you need, you’ll be in style with a fast, quality t-shirts from the pros.

Bronze US$199

  • Expect ~30 designs
  • Money back guarantee

Silver US$299

  • Expect ~50 designs
  • Money back guarantee
  • Larger designer prize

Gold US$499

  • Expect ~70 designs
  • Money back guarantee
  • Larger designer prize
  • Mid and Top Level designers only

Platinum US$799

  • Expect ~50 premium designs
  • Money back guarantee
  • Larger designer prize
  • Top Level designers only
  • Prioritized support
  • Dedicated manager

Your burning t-shirt design FAQs, answered.

What will I get?
Everything you need to move to production. Your t-shirt design will be uploaded in the correct formats to send to a printer. Typically this means a production-ready Adobe Illustrator file, Adobe Photoshop file, PDF file or EPS file.

Plus, you’ll get the full legal copyright, so the design will be all yours.
What do I need to prepare for my t-shirt design contest?
Lots of ideas! If you’re looking for inspiration, explore 99designs for fantastic examples of t-shirts created by our design community. 

Bring as many specifics as you can, too. Include t-shirt sizes, style, number of colors, printable dimensions, printing requirements and any other specifications that would affect your design.

The more you give the designers, the better they can design a t-shirt for you!
Can I use my own images on my t-shirt design?
Yes. If you have any specific images (like a logo) that need to be included on your t-shirt design, please submit them to designers with your brief.

Unless you request otherwise, your designer may also use stock images (purchased from a third party) in your design. If a designer uses stock art in a design, they’ll tell you which images they are and use watermarked versions of them in their entries. Once you choose the winning design, you’ll need to purchase the stock art and provide it to the winning designer so they can complete the design.
What if I need more than one t-shirt designed?
Your custom t-shirt design contest includes one winning shirt. If you need a second t-shirt design, you have a few options. You can award multiple winners to your contest. You can run a second contest. Or you can start a 1-to-1 Project with your winning designer to create additional assets.
Can I work with my designer once my contest ends?
Absolutely (and we love it when that happens)! When your t-shirt design contest has finished, you can start a 1-to-1 project with your winning designer.
Who owns what copyright and when?
On 99designs, designers agree to upload only original artwork, so each designer owns the rights to their design submissions until you choose your contest’s winner. During the design handover stage, the designer agrees to transfer the rights, and you become the owner of the copyright of your winning t-shirt design.
Which package should I choose for my shirt design contest?
We guarantee that you’ll get a great t-shirt design at any pricing level, but our higher-priced packages give you more design options and better support.

Here’s how it works: When you pay more, the prize for the winning designer is bigger, too. More experienced designers participate in your contest, so you get more high-quality designs to choose from. More options means additional time that's needed to review your designs. That’s why our Gold and Platinum packages offer dedicated managers to help streamline that process by writing creative briefs and giving your designers feedback.

When selecting your custom t-shirt contest package, think about how much time you’ll have and what experience you have writing briefs and working with designers. If you're still unsure, contact us for a design consultation.
How can I protect my design contest with an NDA?
Choose “Make your contest private” from the Contest options section before you launch your t-shirt design contest. This will prohibit designers from using their designs elsewhere, and your contest will be un-searchable on the web.

This will automatically attach a standard NDA template to your contest. If you prefer, you can also upload your own NDA.
Is there really a 100% money back guarantee?
We offer a 100% money-back guarantee within 60 days of payment on all T-shirt Design Contests, except those with a guaranteed prize and those that have entered the Final Round. You can also call us anytime to help you rewrite your brief, reopen your project to ensure you get a good result and help you pick a winning design. Remember, if we refund your contest, you aren’t legally entitled to use any of the designs submitted to your contest.

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