T-Shirt Contest Update

UPDATE: March 28, 2011
I know … I know … we were supposed to have announced already, but the technical woes mentioned elsewhere here on the site have been occupying ALL of our time. Please indulge us for a few more days — just long enough to put Wondercon orders to bed — and hopefully, we’ll be announcing by week’s end.

March 15, 2011

We have officially extended the contest entry deadline until March 21. All entries received (meaning “order placed”) by 11:59pm Monday March 21 will be contest-eligible. We’ll announce the ten prize recipients and the grand prize winner on Thursday March 24. Best of luck!

March 7, 2011
We’ve been thrilled with the response to the T-Shirt Contest! Entries are just flooding in! We’re getting some really great looking shirts!

It was our intent to post each new entrant here as they came in. We started doing just that, but the volume has been so heavy that it’s been all we can do just to process the orders and get them listed at IndyPlanet.

We will still be showcasing each entrant here at the site … it just might take us a bit longer than we’d anticipated. We will also most likely be extending the deadline at least by a week or so just to accommodate everyone who wants to enter.

So .. keep ‘em coming!


  1. Hi guys,

    One question: can you explain why the pricing for each t-shirt is different? Surely each one consists of one shirt and a single image, and yet the cost and pricing seems to vary widely.

    Thanks for any light you can shed on this!

  2. I’ll give it a try —

    Black shirts cost us more than white shirts.

    Shirt sizes XXL and above costs us more than sizes smaller than XXL.

    If your design has both front and back images then there are more materials and labor involved in the manufacture and therefore the price is higher. Similarly, if your design has only a pocket-sized image on the front then materials are less and therefore the price is a bit less.

  3. “Black shirts cost us more than white shirts.”

    Yup – I think that’s the answer! Indy Planet shows all kinds of different prices. I’d assumed that was mainly because creators were applying different mark-up values but, since the cost side also varied, I could see that there was more to it than that!

    On a related note, my t-shirt design “I Fight Like a Girl” has partially disappeared from Indy Planet. It’s still in there somewhere (if you specifically search for it!) but it no longer appears in the main alphabetical run of designs.

    Could you take a look and see what’s happened?

  4. Two questions:
    1. Has the deadline for the contest been extended?
    2. If I wanted to replace a t-shirt design with an improved one, how would I go about doing that?

  5. The listing isn’t actually alphabetical. The software takes the most recently added items and then lists them alphabetically, then after X number of days it reconfigures based on newly added items. So the sort order is determined alphabetically by date listed. I’m not really crazy about that sort order (and we’re in the process of building a better alternative) but for now it seems the best of our available options.

  6. Ah. Thanks, Barry.
    Mystery solved!

  7. And the winners are…? :-)

  8. *drum roll please*

  9. So… thought you guys were gonna announce the winners a few days ago?

  10. I am guessing with all the tshirts being added/printed, books being submitted/printing and the prepping for Megacon, they must be busy.

  11. Sorry … taking us a little longer to announce than we’d hoped. Let us get Wondercon orders out of the way and then we’ll announce the contest winners.

  12. As long as my shirts get added to the list I’m happy with however long it takes. :-)

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