Design a t-shirt for 826 National
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August 22 - September 12, 2011
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About The Challenge
826 National believes every future superhero, secret agent, space traveler and pirate has something in common: a good education and strong writing skills. Stop by an 826 storefront to shop for superhero capes, intergalactic peace treaties, or pirate peg legs, and you’ll realize the organization is very serious about student writing. The nonprofit’s eight sneaky storefronts are really tutoring and writing centers for students between the ages of six and eighteen. 826 staff and volunteers motivate kids to write about everything from made-up animals to goofy song lyrics to Threadless tees.
Your challenge is to create a t-shirt design around 826 National’s mission of exploring students’ creativity and improving their writing skills. Keep in mind that 826 National is a writing non-profit, so type-based tees are encouraged. For some inspiration, check out the organization’s very own gallery featuring the best student writing from workshops, field trips, and tutoring sessions from 826 centers across the country. The chosen design will be sold on Threadless, with 25% of the sale from each tee going to 826 National.
*The purpose of this challenge is to create a stand-alone design inspired by the theme, not a brand tee. Your design should not have brand names or logos on it.
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$250 Threadless gift certificate
$500 towards travel to a VIP 826 event
Copies of Zeitoun signed by Dave Eggers, The New Kings of Nonfiction signed by Ira Glass and I Found This Funny signed by Judd Apatow
826 National is a nonprofit tutoring, writing, and publishing organization with locations in eight cities across the country. Our goal is to assist students ages six to eighteen with their writing skills, and to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our work is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.