ABOUT THE CONTEST
Go Go designers! Now is the time for you to POWER UP your design idea for an awesome Power Rangers t-shirt with WeLoveFine's second Power Rangers design contest! This contest is launching THIS FRIDAY on August 28th, which is the same day the Power Rangers originally launched 22 years ago (wow!). We are offering you the chance to not only win some amazing prizes, but to have your design made into official Power Rangers merchandise that will be available on our site! We are so excited to see your original artwork inspired by the characters, seasons and storylines from the Power Rangers' history - from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers up through Power Rangers Dino Charge!
Submissions open from 12:01am PST August 28th, 2015 until 11:59pm PST September 25, 2015
ABOUT OUR GUEST JUDGES
Brian Casentini: Brian Casentini serves as Saban Brands Senior Vice President, Power Rangers Franchise. In this role, Casentini manages all creative for Saban’s Power Rangers brand, serving as a producer on the upcoming live action feature film franchise in partnership with Lionsgate and as an executive producer of the iconic television series, which airs on Nickelodeon in the US and other top networks worldwide.
Andre Meadows: Andre Meadows is the creator of Black Nerd Comedy (YouTube.com/BlackNerdComedy) where he rants, reviews and gives geeky commentary to nerd culture, pop culture, cartoons, video games, comic conventions and 80s-90s nostalgia. In addition to making YouTube videos, Andre has worked directly with Nintendo, Nickelodeon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Shout! Factory and more. Collaborations with Saban include hosting the Power Rangers Dino Charge panel at San Diego Comic-Con, video recaps of Power Rangers Super Megaforce and Dino Charge episodes and interviewing past and present Power Rangers. "Black Nerd" is a proud member of the Power Force. @BlackNerd
Alex Galer: In Alex's youth he was often asked: "What do you want to be when you grow up?" His answer – "a superhero" – never changed. Unfortunately, life didn't offer the radioactive mutations he’d hoped for so instead, he fell in love...with comics. At the age of ten, he read his first X-Men issues and never looked back. In college, he interned with various publishers, finally finding a home at BOOM! Studios
Hot Topic: : It all started in 1988. A ton of teen retail accessory stores filled the malls, but there wasn't a cool music-inspiredaccessory store for both guys and girls. Then came Hot Topic. We brought the world of pop icons into our Hot Topic stores.
DOs & DON'Ts
1. Do: Make something original. Research to make sure your idea isn't already out there.
2. Do: Make stylized art! Get inspiration from Power Rangers!
3. Do: Have fun and be creative!
4. 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 rather than help it.
5. Don't: Use any copyrighted, 3rd party or inappropriate materials. This contest is to submit art designs to be officially licensed. If it is too obscene or mixes 3rd party, or copyrighted materials, it will NOT be approved.
6. Don't: Use any original artwork from Power Rangers as a part of your design. All design should be your own creation!
To see our full set of Contest FAQ, please click here.
Q: The submission kit is not downloading. I need help!
Q: What are the three "Additional Design Images" for?
A: One upload should be JUST the design itself so we can see it clearly. The other images, if you choose to upload them, can be other images of your design. Please remember that each design should be its OWN submission so don't use them to upload multiple designs.
Q: I'm having trouble uploading my images for my submission. What's going on?
A: Please make sure that each image is exactly 1000x1000px JPG, GIF or PNG and each image MUST be under 2MB.
Q: How many designs can I submit?
A: For most contests you can submit up to 10 designs unless otherwise stated.
Q: What file format do you accept?
A: All entries must be in one of the following file formats: GIF/PNG/JPG
Q: If I am a finalist, how large does my high-res art need to be?
A: We recommend that your file is done 15in by 19in at 300 dpi or as close to it as your art program can handle. If your artwork is too small, it won't work on a tee-shirt and it can hurt your chances of winning.
Q: Is it ok for me to promote my designs to people I know to come and help rate my designs?
A: YES!! 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 us determine what the fans really want as winners! So please feel free to 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 will make every attempt to review submissions within 2 business days. Please know, if you’ve done any of the following we will not accept the design into the contest and you may not be notified.
- Your design has inappropriate materials or elements.
- 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!
-You've used a design created by someone else as your own.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org detailing what you are suspecting. More details you can give the better we can make our decision.
Grand Prize: Grand Prize winner will win $1500 cash plus the Power Rangers Legacy Collection from Shout Factory.
Guest Judge Picks: The guest judge picks will win $400 cash.
Guest Retail Judge Picks: The guest retail judge pick will each win $400 plus have a chance to have their design sold at the retailer.
First Runner Up: First Runner Up winner will win $200 cash plus a Power Rangers Mighty Morphin Legacy Megazord Titanus.
Second Runner Up: Second Runner Up winner will win $200 cash plus a Power Rangers – Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Legacy – Legacy Saba Sword.