by CCP Falcon7:31pm on Wednesday 12th July 2017
On June 2nd, we announced the EVE Online T-Shirt Design Contest for EVE Vegas, with a few prizes and guidelines for cool shirt designs.
It seems that this really got the creative juices flowing, and by the time we closed the doors for submissions, we'd had 168 designs that had been created by our amazing community.
We did notice that there was a distinct lack of spaceships in a lot of the designs, however there was some really cool abstract artwork and other more uhh... memeworthy... content that was submitted.
Over the course of the last couple of weeks myself, CCP Goodfella, CCP Orca and a few others have managed to narrow down the submissions to our top three and now we're ready to show off the designs that will receive prizes as part of the contest.
Please bear in mind that we may have to tweak the winning designs that will be printed a little in order to make sure that they translate to fabric okay, however the designs will remain as intact as possible and artists will be credited on the back of every shirt printed.
A note to those who've won - We'll be contacting you via email over the course of the next couple of days to arrange delivery of prizes!
So, let's count them down from third to first!
Third place goes to: codorniz Ambrye
For this awesome combat booster inspired design that calls back to the Lacrimix style merchandise that CCP have sold at many past events, codorniz wins the following:
Second place goes to Franky SixFingerz
For a design that we've all been on the giving or receiving end of at some point in our EVE careers, Franky wins the following prizes, and his t-shirt will be sold in the EVE Merchandise Store:
Finally, first place goes to Zooc Zhao
For this EVEolution themed design charting human progress, Zooc will have his t-shirt sold in the EVE Merchandise Store and in the EVE Vegas Store, and also takes away the following prizes:
There's also a few other designs that wouldn't necessarily transfer to t-shirt print too well that we really liked, so if we decide we'd like to use those in future for posters, artwork or other applications, then we'll be in touch with the creators to talk more!
Thanks again to everyone who took part in the contest. We'll be looking to run more of these types of community initiatives in future, particularly as we ramp up toward the fifteenth anniversary celebrations at Fanfest 2018.