The FESPA Fabric 2015 ‘Design a tee’ printed competition is now open for entries. Now in its fifth year, the competition, supported by Garment Printing, invites anyone to submit a design for a printed T-shirt, inspired by the intergalactic theme of this year’s FESPA Global Expo (18-22 May 2015, Cologne, Germany), which includes FESPA Fabric.
To enter, email your design to email@example.com. The FESPA team and Gavin Drake, Director of GarmentPrinting.co.uk, will select five outstanding designs to be displayed live at FESPA Fabric 2015. All visitors to FESPA Fabric will have the chance to vote for their favourites, and the one with the most votes during the show will be crowned the competition winner.
The first place winner will receive 25 T-shirts digitally printed with their winning design by GarmentPrinting.co.uk, plus R1275,21 (€100) worth of Amazon vouchers. The second and third place entries will receive ten and five T-shirts respectively with their own design.
FESPA Divisional Director Roz McGuinness said, 'The FESPA Fabric Design a Tee competition is a light-hearted way of illustrating the creative potential of printed apparel, and bringing out the design flair of our global community. T-shirts are a fast fashion staple, they’ve always been a way of expressing our personality and tastes with slogans or images, but new printing technologies mean they’re now the ultimate item of personalised clothing, with the scope to quickly and inexpensively create a unique garment using a favourite photo or individual design. We’re hoping that this year’s space explorer theme will inspire some out-of-this-world designs.'
You can also keep tabs on the competition via FESPA’s social media channels on Twitter (with the hashtag #fespatshirt), Facebook, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. The 2014 winner was Mark Thompson of Printdesigns, with second and third places going to Noe Garcia and Federica Micalizzi.