Design the Maximum PC T-Shirt!


Here is your chance to make a mark on Maximum PC!  We need new t-shirts, and, quite frankly between the magazine re-design, the website revamp and actually making the magazine every month, we’re just tapped out.  That’s where you come in…

Send us your design for the new Maximum PC t-shirt and you could win a $250 gift card and a few tees to show off your winning art! Of course, there are some details we need to cover.

The design must meet the following criteria:

a.    No horrific obscenities, nudity or anything you wouldn’t wear to grandma’s house. Keep it clean (or at most PG-13) people! 
b.    Maximum PC must appear in logo or words somewhere in the design. Our logo art file can be downloaded here
c.    The design must be CREATED and submitted in EPS Vector art.  Creating the design as a rasterized image and converting to a Vector file won’t cut it. (Not our rule by the way).
d.    Maximum numbers of colors is 4.  You can suggest more if you feel compelled but don’t count on more than 4.  Money doesn’t grow on trees around here and more colors = more money!
e.    You can however suggest a color for the tee.  Here are your options: Black, white, red, navy. 
f.    The back side of t-shirt is not in play. It will say “Minimum BS.”  The sleeves are also out of play.

Please also read the rules below so you know what you are getting into.  If your design is picked, we own the rights to use it as we see fit.

Now go make us a t-shirt!  Submit your design here and please write "MaximumPC T-shirt Contest" in the subject line. The deadline is August 1st, 2008!


Official Rules

The Contest:  Maximum PC is asking individuals to submit designs for T-Shirts.  Winners will receive $250 Best Buy Gift card and five T-shirts with their winning design.

To Enter:  No purchase is necessary to win.  You must be at least 13 years of age to enter. Entries into the Maximum PC T-Shirt Contest (“Contest”) must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. PST on July 30, 2008 (the “Deadline”). The winners will be chosen on or about, August 1, 2008 and will be notified by e-mail (or regular mail). To be considered for the contest, all submissions must be created and submitted in an EPS Vector format and emailed to by the Deadline.   Along with your Design, you’ll need to include your name, address, day-time telephone number, and e-mail address (if you have one).  You may submit as many Designs as you wish.

Copyright rules apply.  Designs can include graphics as well as sayings/slogans, but may not contain any intellectual property of any third party such as logos, trademarks, service marks or copyrighted material.  You may not use someone else’s material without permission.   Modifying, enhancing or altering someone else’s work does not constitute an original, valid contest entry. 

Works previously published elsewhere may not be submitted.  Maximum PC reserves the right to reject any submission that it deems in its sole discretion to be vulgar, profane, offensive, or inappropriate.

Prizes:  The following prizes will be awarded: One (1) $250 Gift Certificate to Best Buy and five (5) T-shirts with the prize winning Design.  The prizes are nontransferable and no substitutions will be allowed.

Selection and Notification of Winner:  The Winner will be chosen by a panel of judges consisting of Maximum PC employees from all Entries received.  The decision of the judges is final and entrants agree to be bound by this decision.  The winner will be notified by e-mail and will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility/release of liability/prize acceptance within seven days of receipt; failure to do so upon request will result in forfeiture of the prize. If a selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize, an affidavit of eligibility and publicity/liability release is not timely received or is incomplete or modified, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected from remaining Entries timely submitted.  Winners are responsible for paying any income taxes on the value of the prize received.

If a winner is a minor, the prize will be awarded in the name of winner's parent or legal guardian, who is solely responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, and that winner must also provide a signed parental or guardian consent form, provided by the sponsor, within 7 days of notification attempt. Failure of the minor to return the guardian consent form will result in the forfeiture of the prize and selection of an alternate winner, who will be chosen through a random drawing from the remaining eligible entries.

Warranty: By submitting any word, combination of words, symbol, slogan, photographic image, graphic design or any other type of design (hereinafter collectively referred to as “the Design”) for consideration in the Contest, you represent and warrant to Future that you have the right and authority to convey the rights granted hereunder; that the Design is original and free and clear of any encumbrances or liens and is not subject to any third-party agreements or arrangements that would interfere with their use; that the Design does not plagiarize any other third party’s intellectual property; and that the exercise of rights granted to Future herein will not infringe upon any copyright, right of privacy or any other rights whatsoever of any third party. You shall hold Future harmless and shall indemnify Future for all costs and expenses (including reasonable attorney fee's) in the event of a breach of any of the foregoing warranties or representations. These warranties and representations do not extend to any material not furnished by you.

Grant of License:  By accepting the prize, the winner agrees to the use of their name and/or likeness for purposes of advertising, trade, or promotion without further compensation, unless prohibited by law and further agrees to grant to Future US, Inc. and its affiliate companies a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual (for the duration of the applicable copyright) license to copy, distribute copies of, display, prepare derivative works and incorporate the Design into other works in any and all media and formats whether now known or hereafter devised. The above rights include the right to make such modifications as are technically necessary to exercise the rights in other media and formats.

Release:  By entering the Contest, you (and, if you are a minor, your parents or legal guardians) release Future US and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agencies (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Contest or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.

This Contest is open to residents of the United States only. Void where prohibited by law.
Employees, officers, and directors of Future US, Inc., the publisher of their subsidiaries and affiliated companies, and their immediate families and those living in their households, are not eligible.

The sponsor of the Contest is Future US, Inc. (“Future US”), 4000 Shoreline Court, South San Francisco, CA 94080). Future US, Inc. cannot be responsible for lost, late, misdirected, or incomplete entries, nor shall it be liable for unsuccessful efforts to notify a winner.