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:

Multiple designers (who find you)

Our entire global design community will have access to your contest and will send you all sorts of creative design ideas, just for your shirt.
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Ready-to-go files and total freedom

Your custom t-shirt design comes with production-ready files that you can hand off to a print house. Plus, the copyright’s all yours.
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Satisfaction, guaranteed

We’ve got your back every step of the way. Don’t like your t-shirt design options? You'll get 100% your money back. It’s that simple.
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How a t-shirt design contest works

Create a design brief.

1. Tell us what you want

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

Pick your winning design.

2. Get dozens of t-shirt designs

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

Get dozens of designs.

3. Pick your favorite

Seven days later, choose your winning shirt design. It's like picking your favorite child.

Courtside to couture. Shirts for all occasions.

C$399
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Architect is a television production company. We are looking for the next new t-shirt to hand out to friends.
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retro band shirt design needed!
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Our new design has given us an anchor point
We needed to connect better with our audience. Our new design has given us an anchor point for clients to latch onto and affiliate with.

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Custom t-shirt design, no matter your budget

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
Creative design on a budget
C$269
  • Expect ~30 designs
  • Good designers
  • Money back guarantee
  • Expect ~30 designs
  • Good designers
  • Money back guarantee
Silver
Best value for money
C$399
  • Expect ~50 designs
  • Better designers
  • Money back guarantee
  • Larger designer prize
  • Expect ~50 designs
  • Better designers
  • Money back guarantee
  • Larger designer prize
Gold
Attract expert designers
C$669
  • Expect ~70 designs
  • Expert designers
  • Money back guarantee
  • Larger designer prize
  • Dedicated manager
  • Expect ~70 designs
  • Expert designers
  • Money back guarantee
  • Larger designer prize
  • Dedicated manager
Platinum
Work only with the best
C$1,099
  • Expect ~50 premium designs
  • Exceptional designers
  • Money back guarantee
  • Larger designer prize
  • Dedicated manager
  • Handpicked designers
  • Expect ~50 premium designs
  • Exceptional designers
  • Money back guarantee
  • Larger designer prize
  • Dedicated manager
  • Handpicked designers

Your burning t-shirt design FAQs, answered.

A T-shirt Design Contest is a competition between designers from all over the world to create the very best shirt based on your creative brief.

You purchase a Design Contest package and write a creative brief that describes your t-shirt needs and ideas.

Designers from around the world review the brief and submit custom t-shirt designs to your contest. You give feedback and direction to the designers to help them perfect their designs through two rounds of competition.
You select a winning design.

The winning designer receives the prize money, and you get the winning design files with full copyright.
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.
Nope! Not at all. The more you know about the design process, the better. However, when you launch a t-shirt design contest, we’ll walk you through everything step-by-step to make sure you provide all of the information we need to ensure you get a great shirt. Plus, our support team is here to answer any questions and provide feedback to you during the 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A free, no-obligation design consultation is included with your t-shirt contest. This is a risk-free opportunity for you to speak with one of our team members about your brand, your t-shirt needs and how great design can help you.

Our consultants are experienced in working with shirt designers and running design contests, so they can answer any questions you might have.
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.
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.
99designs gives you multiple t-shirt design options to choose from, each professionally created just for your product, and all within an affordable price range.

When you work with a freelancer, you have to spend a lot of time reviewing their portfolios, then hope their style will translate to your your needs.

Design agencies will give you high-quality designs, but that’s usually accompanied by a large price tag and long time frame.

Every individual has a different set of needs and that’s exactly why these different options exist. Your choice boils down to determining what’s most important for you.

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