our families and China (and often, Chinese New Year in particular). The t-shirts have always been designed by one of our Board members.This year we would like to turn the design of the next t-shirt over to the members.
Beginning January 23, 2012, we will be celebrating the Year of the Dragon.
We’d like to invite you to submit a t-shirt design that we will use on our 2012 t-shirt.
If you would like to participate in our contest, please take the following design parameters into consideration:
· be creative and use your imagination; but the design must include a Chinese dragon; the dragon
design should be dramatic, iconic and auspicious, rich in visual potential
·include an explanation for your design, if you require.
·simpler is often better and generally cheaper
·avoid tiny details; they print poorly on t-shirts, if at all
·two colours works well – the colour of the ink and the colour of the tshirt; should not exceed three colours including the t-shirt colour
·use the t-shiirt itself as the background to the design; solid colour backgrounds that form part of the design are usually too thick when printed and do not wear well
Location of Design:
·front, centre of t-shirt
·dependant on design
·more colours means more inks, more printing steps and therefore, greater expense
For inspiration, there are many great resources and references available. A quick overview of Chinese dragons is available on the internet at "Chinese New Year 2012 - Year of the Dragon" at guy-sports.com. There are also
many good books explaining the creation of the Chinese zodiac. One such example is "The Great Race: The Story of the Chinese Zodiac" by Dawn Casey.
Submit your design by Friday, November 11, 2011 to Johan Vink at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions about the process, contact Johan.
Submissions will be reviewed and selected by the Board members. Please note that we necessarily reserve the right to make slight modifications to the design to accommodate printing requirements. We also reserve the right to not use any of the submissions, if we, or the printer, feel that none of the designs will be suitable or cost-effective.
Prizes? Yes, there will be something, but we haven’t decided on those yet. For sure, a couple of free