Transformers Art Design Contest - Now Open!

Transformers Art Design Contest - Now Open!

Saturday, February 8th, 2014 5:10am CST

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Here's something a little different for all fans, especially those with a creative streak. Have you ever designed or wanted to design a Transformers t-shirt, and get other fans to wear it? Have you ever had a brilliant idea for an art print, and get people to buy it all over the fandom? Now you can, thanks to! The website has opened its second Transformers contest, and will award several prizes, including the Grand Prize ($1000), Judge Picks ($400), and Best Of.. ($300) selections - which the staff at will decide! Yes, you read that right: is one of the judges. Read on below to find out how to enter, download the submission pack and browse and rate the submitted designs. Contest ends on March 5th, and the final decision will be announced late April.

Transformers News: Transformers Art Design Contest - Now Open!


Artists... ROLL OUT! The second official Transformers Contest is now here for all you Autobot and Decepticon lovers to draw to your hearts content. Then enter them in and watch them battle it out to see who will be the grand prize winner of $1000.00 (cash) and have their design made as an officially licensed Transformers Design. This year will be the 30th Anniversary of Transformers, so we're adding MORE to the contest. Not only is there a Grand Prize of $1000.00, but 2 lucky winners will get Judge Picks and will get $400.00 (each), and we will also pick 2 lucky winners for "The Best Of.." The best Optimus Prime and Grimlock designs will receive (each) $300.00 as well, and a Runner Up of $150.00! Ready to accept the challenge? Download the submission kit now!


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DOs & DON'Ts

1. Don't: Use Transformer or Hasbro logos. When creating your design imagine its part of the Transformers world.

2. Do: Use Decepticon/Autobot logos and any other logs that can be found in the shows!

3. Don't: Submit similar versions of the same design. Sometimes people submit the same design, but with small changes. This will only divide your votes and hurt your chances of winning.

4. Do: Make something original. Research to make sure your idea isn't already out there.

5. Don't use any copyrighted or inappropriate materials.

6. Do: Send art prints! We are now accepting art print submissions, not just tees!

FAQ - To see our full set of Contest FAQ, please click here.

Q: The submission kit is not downloading. I need help!
A: Please email We should be able to send you one directly.

Q: How many designs can I submit?
A: You may submit up to 5 entries per person

Q: What file format do you accept?
A: All entries must be in one of the following file formats: GIF/PNG/JPG

Q: Is it ok for me to promote my designs to people I know to come and help rate my designs?
A: We encourage every artist submitting to the contest to promote themselves and their designs to friends, family and followers. Through our experience we have found that more ratings help determine what the fans really want as your winners! So please promote yourselves!

Q: It’s been more than 2 business days and I don't see my design on the site. What’s going on with my design?
A: We review every submission we get before they are made live for viewing and rating. We sometimes reject designs for obvious reasons. If you’ve done any of the following don’t even bother asking why your design was rejected.

- Your design has inappropriate materials.
- Your design uses other copy righted material. This means you are using other people’s intellectual property in your design you do not have the right to. NO MASH UPS!!!
- It’s not a design. A direct photograph or a scribble you just drew on a piece of paper is not considered a shirt design.

Q: I see people cheating. What should I do?
A: Please email contest[at]migthyfineinc[dot]com detailing what you are suspecting. More details you can give the better we can make our decision.

Credit(s): WeLoveFine

This article was last modified on Saturday, February 8th, 2014 5:31am CST

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Re: Transformers Art Design Contest - Now Open! (1548903)
Posted by Dead Metal on February 8th, 2014 @ 5:45am CST
Very interesting, very interesting indeed.
Re: Transformers Art Design Contest - Now Open! (1548904)
Posted by Crosshairs on February 8th, 2014 @ 5:52am CST
Oooh, an excellent excuse for me to get back into drawing and arty stuff :D Any restrictions on location, since I live in the UK?
Re: Transformers Art Design Contest - Now Open! (1548905)
Posted by Va'al on February 8th, 2014 @ 6:00am CST
Crosshairs wrote:Oooh, an excellent excuse for me to get back into drawing and arty stuff :D Any restrictions on location, since I live in the UK?

I can't seem to find anything in the ToS, but I'll check with them directly.
Re: Transformers Art Design Contest - Now Open! (1548920)
Posted by Amelie on February 8th, 2014 @ 8:10am CST
This sounds like a very awesome idea for me to enter. I got a month, so I think I can do something really cool by then :D
Re: Transformers Art Design Contest - Now Open! (1548954)
Posted by SlyTF1 on February 8th, 2014 @ 1:13pm CST
Are they supposed to be G1 designs?
Re: Transformers Art Design Contest - Now Open! (1548962)
Posted by Va'al on February 8th, 2014 @ 2:24pm CST
SlyTF1 wrote:Are they supposed to be G1 designs?

Anything. Absolutely anything, as long as it's Transformers-related! :D

This is the one design currently already on there:

Re: Transformers Art Design Contest - Now Open! (1558051)
Posted by Vicalliose on March 16th, 2014 @ 11:37pm CDT
Going through all the designs. Gotta admit I'm giving a lot of negatives. For me it's not even about how good your art is when it comes to things like this. I mean, art is important, but originality is more important to me.

I simply vote every Optimus, Megatron, Grimlock, Bumblebee or Starscream design a 1 unless the art really blows me away. Sorry but I just can't stand artists playing it safe on the same level that Hasbro does. The reason I'd pay more for expensive welovefine t-shirts is because Hasbro and other companies that work with them are unlikely to use similar designs themselves.

Dat one Nightbeat though.
Re: Transformers Art Design Contest - Now Open! (1558172)
Posted by Va'al on March 17th, 2014 @ 1:00pm CDT
It's also true that there are a Grimlock and Optimus Prime category, so those characters will have to show up somewhere, but I do take your point. :-?
Re: Transformers Art Design Contest - Now Open! (1568134)
Posted by Va'al on April 24th, 2014 @ 4:05am CDT
You may remember a while back we sent out a call for WeLoveFine Transformers t-shirts and print designs, in which staff would be judging for the Optimus Prime pick too! The results have now been announced, and there's some interesting stuff going on here - head over to WeLoveFine to check out the winners (which were also determined by availability, rights and other factors, not just first picks) below!


Re: Transformers Art Design Contest - Now Open! (1568576)
Posted by Vicalliose on April 25th, 2014 @ 4:16am CDT
Ugh... All these generic as possible choices make me wanna chuck.

Grimlock and Optimus Prime. Your favorite, constantly regurgitated bots that the fans love, oh so much. Of course someone will point out to me that an Arcee shirt got picked. Oh yes, a female Autobot on a t-shirt designed by a female. Of course it had to be there, because Transformers fans are going through their little 'feminist stage'. Granted, I did vote that shirt positively, if only because I figured Arcee was a better choice than the other common picks, as well as her being based on on her IDW design rather than geewun like every Optimus and Grimlock design.

Good job playing it safe.
Re: Transformers Art Design Contest - Now Open! (1568650)
Posted by Noideaforaname on April 25th, 2014 @ 11:02am CDT
I kinda like the "fossil" Grimlock one, though I prefer that artist's other shirt way better -- the olde time piano Soundwave.
Actually, a lot of the non-contest TF shirts are really awesome: The Star Scream, "Me HATE Push-Ups", the Mega Man/Megatron one (Robot Master)...
Re: Transformers Art Design Contest - Now Open! (1568668)
Posted by Va'al on April 25th, 2014 @ 11:48am CDT
Yeah, I wasn't too happy with the winning choices myself, but we only had the Optimus Prime one to pick (as staff), and we didn't get our first pick either due to internal conflicts and rights and things. *waves hands*
Re: Transformers Art Design Contest - Now Open! (1568698)
Posted by Vicalliose on April 25th, 2014 @ 1:58pm CDT
It was generally slim pickings in terms of anything interesting to begin with, but I'm not surprised it wasn't your first pick.

Tasked with the most boring choice possible and then expected to follow strict guidelines on even that. :BANG_HEAD:

Also Hot Topic's choice... That kinda takes the cake in terms of how badly this system was set up. Optimus category, Grimlock category, Hot Topic chooses one with both of them, then the winner by vote and runner up are both Grimlock... Yeah no flaws there at all.
Re: Transformers Art Design Contest - Now Open! (1574154)
Posted by Va'al on May 15th, 2014 @ 4:31am CDT
You might remember the WeLoveFine Transformers Art Contest from a while back, in which also had a say in the winning t-shirts (for the Optimus Prime designs, at least) - well, the website got back to us recently, letting us know that some of the other top choices were liked so much that they're releasing more t-shirts from the contest. Check out below the new selection of seven more Transformers themed clothing!








Re: Transformers Art Design Contest - Now Open! (1574499)
Posted by triKlops on May 15th, 2014 @ 8:24pm CDT
Those are some pretty sick designs, good to see some more are seeing the light of day.

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