Thisis50 Design Contest - Over $750 in CASH and PRIZES

50 Cent, ThisIs50, and the ThisIs50 Store are looking for you to design 50's next t-shirt so we've launching a first of its kind contest that is open to everyone with the winners being chosen by the Thisis50 Online Community.

This contest challenges designers and fans to flex their skills and design the next hot Thisis50 shirt (men’s or women’s) to be narrowed down by 50, Banks, Yayo and Thisis50 staff with winners chosen by the community.

Thisis50 invites designers to submit up to (5) designs each BY Midnight August 20th, 2010 EST.

* Your designs could receive worldwide recognition and distribution and be worn by 50, Banks and Yayo on stages across the world so be creative and show us your skills - the possibilities are endless.
1st place – $550+ in cash and prizes ($250 cash (USD) + $250 store merchandise + Logo Tee)
+ Signed 1st edition of your designed shirt (with certificate of authenticity).
2nd place - $175+ in cash and prizes ($75 cash prize (USD) + $75 in store merchandise + Logo Tee)
3rd place - $75+ in cash and prizes ($50 in store merchandise + Logo Tee)

* Each contestant will receive a coupon code for 10% off their next purchase from
Contest Timeline:
* [8/05 - 8/20] - Submissions Accepted from Designers
* [8/16 - 8/24] - Narrowing down (by 50, Banks and Yayo & Thisis50 Staff)
* [8/25 - 8/31] - Online Voting by Thisis50 Community
* [9/01 - 9/07] - Announce Winners on Thisis50
Official Rules:
Who may enter: Designers of all ages are welcome to take part in the contest.

How to enter: All submissions must be emailed to BY Midnight August 20th, 2010 EST.

Designs will ONLY be accepted in the following formats (and templates):
Vector – (AI, EPS) / Rasterized – (PSD, JPG, GIF)

Click here to download ALL Design Contest Templates (.ZIP)

* By entering the contest, entrants grant a royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to display, distribute, reproduce, and create derivative works of the finalists’ entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or subsequently developed, for any purpose, including, but not limited to advertising and promotion of the Thisis50 brand and its Web site and commercial products IF you are one of the finalists. Thisis50 and its business partners will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.

* By entering the contest you further represent that the designs are original and do not infringe upon any statutory or common law copyright, trademark, contractual, proprietary right, right of publicity or privacy, or any other right of any other person or entity.

* Keep in mind this is a Thisis50 sponsored contest, not a G-Unit contest, so as far as logos focus on Thisis50.

* Designs may be altered by the Thisis50 staff where needed to fit and adhere to production constraints. Any modifications will be made available to original designer upon request.

* No copyright materials other than 50 Cent lyrics and the Thisis50 logo. Only original artwork will be considered.
Having trouble thinking of design ideas?...Below are some themes put together by the Thisis50 staff:
* These are only suggestions to help the creative process - your designs DO NOT have to incorporate these themes and/or elements.
T-shirt design inspired by 50 Cent lyrics
“City Life” (modern city theme - urban lifestyle - street life – designs w/ “street feel”)
“Community” (can be local, global or online community themed)
“Competition-Strive to Be the Best” (illustrate the competitive nature of yourself/the world/people)
“Change” (to transform/modify/progress/be different – what makes you different?)
“Motivation” (What motivates you? What fuels your lust for life?)
“The Future” (future of the world/your community)
“Culture” (cultural themes from around the world/nation)
“Nightlife” (what is the “nightlife scene” in your hood: cars-bikes-racing-nightclubs-dancing-bars
Your original art/designs!


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