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Win $2,000, VIP Riot Fest passes by designing T-shirt

July 16, 2013|By Riley Blevins @Riley_Blevins | RedEye

If you want to go to Riot Fest and know how to design a kickass T-shirt, here's a deal for you.

Win $2,000, a $500 gift card, a stipend for hotel and flight expenses and two VIP passes to Riot Fest Chicago by simply designing a T-shirt for the music fest.

Artists will have until July 29 to submit their designs to threadless.com. The winner’s design will be printed on T-shirts sold at each Riot Fest stop (Chicago, Denver and Toronto). 

Submitted designs can be voted on at the Threadless website. After the submission period ends, there will be an additional week of fan voting. The highest-scoring designs will then be presented to Riot Fest to pick the winner.

But the winner isn’t the only one walking away with prizes. Four runners-up will receive general admission weekend passes to a Riot Fest city of their choice. 

“Riot Fest is a great concert series,” said Kyle Geib, a marketing coordinator for Threadless. “More and more people are coming. It’s becoming increasingly important to the summer music fest scene. As an artist, to have your art feature for this music series is a huge deal.”

There are currently 29 T-shirt submissions. But Geib said he expects more than 100 before the  deadline.

As far as design do's and don’t's, artists are encouraged to use the Riot Fest logo but cannot incorporate band names or logos. 

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