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Design the next STL Hoops season t-shirt!

he start of the Virginia Basketball season is right around the corner, and we are counting down the days until the Hoos welcome Towson to John Paul Jones Arena on November 6. The season starts in 31 days, and today’s countdown takes us in a different direction from looking at last season and instead, helps us get ready for fandom for the upcoming season.

As we continue our countdown to the tip off the 2018-2019 Virginia Cavaliers men’s basketball campaign, we know there’s a lot to discuss. Who’s tops of the conference? Who are the new guys and what will their impact be? Has Braxton Key received his dang waiver yet?

But equally important to all of that is…we need a new wardrobe! With the new season comes new things to celebrate. Every year, your STL crew comes up with a bunch of great designs to celebrate the team. We’ve celebrated UVA’s banners, we’ve acknowledged that the Pack Line is a thing of beauty, and we even commemorated that miraculous comeback over Louisville last season.

But it’s 2018 and it’s time for a new design. That’s where we’re turning to you. We’re running a t-shirt design contest to help us find the best design out there.

STL T-Shirt Design Contest

Submit the winning design, win the t-shirt. It’s as simple as that!

…but I’m a lawyer by trade, which means I have more to say.

  1. Be sure to read these terms and conditions in their entirety. If you’re submitting a design, your’e subject to these terms.
  2. TL;DR: You agree that whatever design you submit, we can use. Even if you’re not selected as the ultimate winner, we might get inspired down the road and come up with a design that’s based on that design. If it’s identical, we’ll probably throw in a free shirt for you too. But there’s no guarantee. Also, you’re representing to us that you own this design. That means you came up with it and didn’t steal it from someone else. It also means that if someone sues us because we used your design which you stole from someone else, you’re going to indemnify us for that.
  3. Other design rules! Do not use the UVA logo or any other trademark (that includes Cavaliers and Hoos and the like). Do not use players’ names or numbers or likenesses. This means if you want a winning design, you’re going to need to be creative.
  4. You don’t need to be a graphics designer! We have people for that (Hi, Alex!). If you’ve got the concept in your mind, describe it to us, or just snap a picture on your phone of a rough sketch, and we can make it a reality.

That’s it.

Here’s how to submit your design:

You got through the rules, so you’re ready to go. To submit a design, complete this Google formand we’ll review the design!

That’s it! Come up with a design. Don’t break any rules. Upload or describe it to us. You’re all set!

The deadline to submit a design is October 19. We’ll review the designs that weekend, and we’ll announce a winner the week after. We’ll bust our butts to create the actual design and upload it to our vendor, and you’ll be able to buy it as soon as everything is all set up.

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