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What comes to your mind when you think of monsters? Scary, threatening, ugly? Forget all your preconceived notions, and think… cute! In our latest deviantWEAR Design Challenge, we’re asking you to create an amazing t-shirt that features a monster of your own original design that’s quirky, cute, and all-around lovable. Unleash your beast – the cute version! 

:star: Participation is easy!

You come up with potential designs for our deviantWEAR t-shirts.

Deviants vote on their favorite designs.

Judges choose 3 winning designs: 2 designs based on the highest-voted submissions and 1 design from ALL of the Entries to the Challenge.

Artists of the winning submissions get cash and their designs printed on t-shirts for all to see!

This time around, we're challenging you to design a Cute Monster t-shirt that represents the essence of "cute." Think of a design that is endearing, delightful, humorous, and charming. "Cute" is the anti-monster – something that brings a smile to your face. This contest is not about gore or macabre. If you saw a Cute Monster under your bed, you’d want to hug it instead of shrieking in terror. The adorable possibilities are endless!

For more inspiration on the deviantWEAR Design Challenge, check out the Cute Monsters Contest Category!

:star: Prizes, prizes, prizes!

Three winners will be selected!  Each winner receives $1,500 cash and 20 units of their t-shirt! Plus, each of the winning designs will be sold in deviantWEAR. Who knows? You may see your cuddly t-shirt worn by the masses.

:star: Not a designer?

Just like the last Design Challenge, you still have a chance to make an impact and determine the future of deviantWEAR's designs without being a designer.  All throughout the Challenge, keep an eye on the Cute Monsters Contest Category.  To keep things fair, we'll show you a random assortment for you to browse through the submitted designs. 

If you see a design that would make a great shirt, click "I Would Wear This" on the deviation to cast your vote for the entry. View the entries!

:star: Worried about cheaters?

Fret not.  When the contest is over, deviantART will review the source of all entry data (including but not limited to username and IP data) for suspicious activity and remove fraudulent votes.  Also, just because a design has the most votes doesn't mean it automatically wins.  The 50 designs receiving the most votes will move to the final judging round, where our panel of experts will pick two of the most adorable Cute Monster t-shirt designs to produce. There will be one additional finalist selected from all of the entries to the Challenge, not just the semi-finalists.

But hurry! The deadline for entries is February 28, 2012, and voting ends on March 6, 2012. Submit your designs and cast your votes now!

:aww: Don't delay!

:star: Click here to get started!  And be sure to read the Official Terms for all the technical details.

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DRS2406 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional General Artist closing IS an April fool“s joke,RIGHT?!
Tanicdesigns Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its been a while haha
Omnivoyance Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Yes. It has.

If you are waiting on the semi-finalists they have been decided. [link]

If you are waiting on the winners... yeah good luck with that! XD
Tanicdesigns Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MaximSilaev Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
who are the semifinalists?
Omnivoyance Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
you need to check deviantWEAR 's profile page for most recent journal entries (this page right here is one) the semi-finalists have been out for a while.

Check here. [link]
MaximSilaev Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Who are the semifinalists?
TwinkleTinytot Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
when is the winners list going to be out??
YukiShido Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can see that this type of question has been asked a few times now. I am not asking if they have picked yet, just when abouts I should be glued to DA. An answer like "About the 3rd week of April" would be good enough for me. or maybe if you guys edited the top with that of answer people would stop bugging you in posts. just trying to be helpful.
Omnivoyance Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Your lucky day! They have the Cute Monsters Semi-Finalists up in record time. Happy Joy! ^O^
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