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Musically Inspired Design Challenge!

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 2:12 PM



It has been said that music is the universal language that transcends boundaries and brings people together all over the world. Our challenge to you is to create a design for a T-Shirt that is inspired by music! Tune in, turn up the volume, and explore all the octaves. Designing never sounded so good!

:music: Participation is easy!
  • You come up with potential designs for our deviantART T-Shirts.
  • Deviants vote on their favorite designs.
  • Judges choose three designs from the highest-voted submissions.
  • Artists of the winning submissions get cash and their designs printed on T-Shirts for all to see and buy!
Entries should display an original image or images that show music through art. Use notes, instruments, or musicians -- anything that shows what music means to you. For more inspiration on the deviantART Design Challenge, check out the Musically Inspired creative pack!

This time we’re trying something new. We will allow a two-week period for you to submit your designs before we open the voting. Voting will last for one week only! So don’t forget to submit your work and then remind your friends to vote starting July 6, 2012!

:music: Prizes, prizes, prizes!

Three winners will be selected! Each winner receives $1,500 cash and 20 T-Shirts with their winning design! Plus, each of the winning designs will be sold in the deviantART shop.

:music: Not a designer?

You can vote! Just like the last Design Challenge, you still have a chance to make an impact and determine the future of deviantART’s designs without being a designer by voting. All throughout the Design Challenge keep an eye on the Music Category

If you see a design that would make a great shirt, click “I Want This” on the deviation to cast your vote for the entry. Voting will officially open on July 6th, 2012, so check the category then to make your voice heard. View the entries right now!

:music: Worried about cheaters?

Don’t worry. 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. Some designs are disqualified for not following the rules. The 100 qualifying designs receiving the most votes will move to the final judging round, where our panel of experts will pick three winners.

:music: Don’t delay!

Hurry! The deadline for entries is July 5, 2012 and voting ends on July 12, 2012. Submit your designs now and start casting your votes on July 6, 2012!

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

Stream your musical ideas onto a T-Shirt! We can't wait to see your musically inspired designs! :sing:




DeviantART's latest Design Challenge is here! Create a T-Shirt design that's inspired by music for the chance to win $1,500 cash and the glory of having your winning design sold in the deviantART Shop. This contest is open to all deviants! Designing never sounded so good!
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:iconsunheart678:
sunheart678 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Well its too late but..Next time
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yoursalvation Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
when winners gonna be chosen?
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:iconmambito1320:
MAMBITO1320 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Please add [link] to your +Watch list so you can get all the journal announcements for New Challenges, Semi-Finalists, Finalists, and new Design Challenge product in the shop.
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:iconpaul774:
Paul774 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
results top 3 [link]
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:iconsirmeliant:
SirMeliant Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
I dont get it, where are the finalists pics posted? who won? i dont see anylink, title , banner to indicate that
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:iconpaul774:
Paul774 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
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:iconmusiclove024:
musiclove024 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
we did u guys find the results? it blocked in my country
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:iconmambito1320:
MAMBITO1320 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Please add [link] to your +Watch list so you can get all the journal announcements for New Challenges, Semi-Finalists, Finalists, and new Design Challenge product in the shop.
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:iconnovemberme:
novemberME Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
why isn't there any results as to the winners or the semi-finalists?
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:icondaniacdesign:
daniacdesign Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
the semi-finalist are here: [link]
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:iconchemicalkamaha:
ChemicalKaMaHa Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012   Artist
ikr...its been almost a month.... O_O why they no post results.....
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:iconmambito1320:
MAMBITO1320 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Please add [link] to your +Watch list so you can get all the journal announcements for New Challenges, Semi-Finalists, Finalists, and new Design Challenge product in the shop.
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:iconchemicalkamaha:
ChemicalKaMaHa Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012   Artist
you're really late -_- and i did that when i first made an account
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:iconkuda14:
kuda14 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Probably checking for rips...
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:iconburianteru:
Burianteru Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Has the results of who won come out yet?
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:iconcyberlogic:
CyberLogic Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Yup! Here they are: [link]
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:icondaniacdesign:
daniacdesign Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
the semi-finalist are here: [link]
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:iconseniferreira:
seniferreira Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student General Artist
RESULTS PLEASE! Is it too much to ask?
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:iconcyberlogic:
CyberLogic Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Not too much to ask. Here are the results: [link]
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:iconseniferreira:
seniferreira Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
thank you for the info ^^
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:iconcyberlogic:
CyberLogic Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
You're welcome. :)
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:iconmambito1320:
MAMBITO1320 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Please add [link] to your +Watch list so you can get all the journal announcements for New Challenges, Semi-Finalists, Finalists, and new Design Challenge product in the shop.
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:iconseniferreira:
seniferreira Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student General Artist
thanks already did :)
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:iconchemicalkamaha:
ChemicalKaMaHa Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012   Artist
WHY YOU NO POST RESULTS!?!?!?
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:iconcyberlogic:
CyberLogic Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
The result have now been posted. [link]
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:iconmambito1320:
MAMBITO1320 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Please add [link] to your +Watch list so you can get all the journal announcements for New Challenges, Semi-Finalists, Finalists, and new Design Challenge product in the shop.
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:iconchemicalkamaha:
ChemicalKaMaHa Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012   Artist
i did that 2 months ago XD
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:icondaniacdesign:
daniacdesign Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
the semi-finalist are here: [link]
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:iconemilytk:
emilytk Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student General Artist
How can I see who went to the second round? Do you have any date on it?
I want to see the votes of mt T-shirts and I get a chance to win!
Thanks for attention
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:iconcyberlogic:
CyberLogic Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
The results are now up. [link]
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:iconemilytk:
emilytk Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks
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:iconmambito1320:
MAMBITO1320 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Please add [link] to your +Watch list so you can get all the journal announcements for New Challenges, Semi-Finalists, Finalists, and new Design Challenge product in the shop.
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:iconemilytk:
emilytk Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks very very much!
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:iconllemonflame:
LlemonFlame Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hmm, weird -- I uploaded the t-shirt design on the 5th of july USA time -- it was the 6th of July here in Sweden but since it's the USA time that counts I hope it doesn't matter? Does anyone know?
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:iconchemicalkamaha:
ChemicalKaMaHa Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012   Artist
your all good b/c the competition ended 11:59 pm los angeles time and since i live in nyc the competition would end at 3 am for me so you can set your dead line accordingly, and every contest has this dead line
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:iconllemonflame:
LlemonFlame Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the reply! That's what I thought, also USA (east coast) is 6 hours later than Sweden, and I submitted it at 2 am here so.. Just hope they don't just look at the date I submitted it and thinks "Oh, july 6th, she's out!" without checking the country/state first. :)
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:iconchemicalkamaha:
ChemicalKaMaHa Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012   Artist
no prob, and im pretty sure they put location into consideration if not then they need help :) good luck in the contest
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:iconllemonflame:
LlemonFlame Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! And likewise! :)
Best wishes,
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:iconreyjdesigns:
reyjdesigns Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
I think submission is california time.
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:iconllemonflame:
LlemonFlame Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the reply, yeah that's the impression I got too. Hope they don't think I submitted it too late. Not that I have a clue as to wether or not I'm amongst the 100 most voted/popular.
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:iconreyjdesigns:
reyjdesigns Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Yeah, no worries....I can't wait to see the top 100...but I guess the have to make sure no one just copied and image on a website...and they will check for cheaters...
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:iconllemonflame:
LlemonFlame Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Me too! I'm glad they're taking their time, especially for those reasons! :)
Cheers!
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:iconhungergamer604:
HungerGamer604 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
would someone give me a link to the 100 winners -
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:icondaniacdesign:
daniacdesign Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
the semi-finalist are here: [link]
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:iconmambito1320:
MAMBITO1320 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Please add [link] to your +Watch list so you can get all the journal announcements for New Challenges, Semi-Finalists, Finalists, and new Design Challenge product in the shop.
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:iconmadisonpoe:
madisonpoe Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just wanna know when the contest ends exactly. Just so I can submit to the inevitable -_-
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:iconcyberlogic:
CyberLogic Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Sorry. It ended way back on July 5th.
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:iconmantarosan:
mantarosan Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
dA informed me that more than one of my entries made it into the top 100. Now they removed my other entries (those with fewer votes) from the "Musically Inspired Challenge" gallery. I know only one of all entries is allowed to be in the top 100, but why remove the others from the challenge gallery? Did anyone experience the same here?
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Faythsrequiem Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well, regardless of when ever they announce the semi-finalists and winners, congrats on knowing that you had several entries that made it (even if they were removed because of only being allowed one) into the top 100 =D That's gotta feel awesome knowing people really liked your work =D
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:iconkuda14:
kuda14 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Darn...if they didn't inform me then I must not have gotten in :(
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