Blizzard is affiliating with Design By Humans to run a Diablo 3 t-shirt design contest with some nice prizes.
Your challenge: Harness the arcane power of your creative skills to design a T-shirt using elements from Diablo III. Whether you choose to illustrate members of the Angiris Council, the Lords of Hell, Demon Hunters, Wizards, Barbarians, Witch Doctors, Monks, or roaming horde of Zombie Bears, your ultimate goal is to create a dynamic design that’s sure to impress. Your entries will have a chance to be seen not only by the teams at both Blizzard and Design By Humans, but also by passionate Diablo players from around the globe.
1st Place:$3,500 Cash + Framed Diablo III Artwork autographed by artists Bernie Kang and Glenn Rane + All 5 Grand Prize Winners Collection Tee Set
2nd Place$3,000 Cash + A set of Diablo III Peripherals. (Headset, Mouse and Mousepad) + All 5 Grand Prize Winners Collection Tee Set
3rd Place$2,500 Cash + Diablo III Wardrobe (5 t-shirts, 2 hoodies, Hat) + All 5 Grand Prize Winners Collection Tee Set
4th Place$2,000 Cash + Exclusive BlizzCon 2011 Diablo Poker Set- signed by the artist on the development team + All 5 Grand Prize Winners Collection Tee Set
5th Place$1,500 Cash + One more Blizzard Prize + All 5 Grand Prize Winners Collection Tee Set
6th through 20th Place
Opportunity to sell artwork to Design By Humans
See the full contest page for rules and design tools. I tried to make one but couldn’t get it to worki; even after I dug out my Facebook info to log in and accessed the build a Diablo 3 t-shirt contest page I couldn’t submit any images; every pic I selected from my computer was ruled invalid and I was ordered to check the design template, which told me nothing. It seemed like there was supposed to be some selection of allowed Diablo images, but if so I didn’t see them.
Technical difficulties aside, the whole concept is pretty clever. They run this promotion, get a ton of traffic, get some t-shirt designs they can sell for a profit, and crowd source their design for a fraction of what it would cost to pay actual professional graphic designers. Everyone wins! Possibly even you.