Since its inception, the conference has offered shirts (tees and polos) featuring the CppCon logo, but this year we are producing a shirt specifically for CppCon 2016.*
Since we want the best design the community can produce, we are holding a tee shirt design contest.
The contest theme is Cold Logic and Hot Code.
The theme is for inspiration only and submissions are not penalized for disregarding the theme.
- The contest is open to anyone.
- Designs must be original and submitted by or on behalf of the designer and with the designer’s consent.
- Any use of any photo, drawing, images or elements created / copyrighted by any other person is prohibited.
- By entering, contestants warrant that each submission is their own original creation and that no entry infringes on another person’s rights or copyright laws.
- Entries must meet the technical requirements and design guidelines enumerated below.
- Each contestant may submit up to three entries.
- Submissions are by email:
- Send to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Email entries must include the words “T-Shirt Design Contest <submitter name> <submission #>’ in the subject line.
- Entries must submitted by August 19th, 2016.
- Designs that are considered offensive or defamatory or in violation of any person’s right to privacy or other personal rights are not welcome.
Technical Requirements and Design Guidelines:
- We can accept the following file types under 10MB: JPEG, JPG, GIF, PNG, PDF, BMP, PSD and AI.
- We require the logo to be at least 1000 x 1000 px.
- Keep your design simple.
- Photographs are not accepted.
- While you are not restricted to use any specific colors, keep in mind that the theme might need to change to match the color of the shirt.
- Be mindful of the details in your design, overly small design elements might not translate well to screen print.
- Limit the number of colors and use solid colors – gradient colors do not print well.
- Limit the size of your design, normally the printable area on a T-shirt is limited to a rectangle on the front and the back.
- Your images should be high resolution and must be sharp.
- Do you use any background color behind your image, unless it is consciously made part of the design.
- Thin lines, very small font types, complicated tiny details do not print well.
- You can use this shirt template.
- Design By Humans T-Shirt Design Guidelines
- The Ultimate Round-Up of T-Shirt Design Tutorials
- The Ultimate Guide to Designing T-Shirts
By entering to the contest, the contestants allow the CppCon Planning Committee non-exclusive rights to use the submission as is, or create a new design based on the original submission. Beyond that, the contestants retain the copyright to their designs, and all rights.
- The contest jury will be selected and chaired by Zoltan Juhasz, the conference’s graphic designer.
- His decision on the winning design is final.
- Our hope is that there will be a number of appropriate, high quality submissions, but the CppCon Planning Committee reserves the right to not use the winning design.
Dinner with C++ Gurus
We’ll treat you to dinner for four at one of Bellevue’s nicest restaurants. You can bring your co-workers that are attending CppCon with you, but you can have dinner with them any time. Instead, select the CppCon presenters that you’d like to have a conversation with and we’ll invite them to join you. (This being a free country, we can’t guarantee that any particular presenter will be available, but what presenter would miss a chance at a lovely dinner — on us — with a C++ programer with mad design skills?)
* Every Early Bird registration will receive a free CppCon 2016 shirt. They are also available as a separate item through online registration so that non-Early Bird attendees can get one and so that Early Bird attendees can get additional shirts.