Contest Starts Now! Submissions Open February 1st!

Contest Starts Now!
Submissions Open February 1st!

ABOUT THE DESIGN COMPETITION

Together with our industry partners, we are launching a design competition in search of the Perfect T-Shirt design. We’re looking for designs that go beyond the seams, innovating everyone’s favorite wardrobe staple.

Your designs will be reviewed by our panel of industry experts, creators, and tastemakers, who will select the top seven tees, with an eighth selected by popular vote.

The Contest winner will be awarded a $10,000 (worth of ARI JOGIEL Services) to launch their brand.

HOW IT WORKS

01.

Register for the competition using the form below. To enter you must be 18 years of age and reside in the United States.

02.

Once registered, click the FREE TRIAL button on this page to download your free 30-day trial of CLO fashion design software. Create your Perfect T-Shirt in CLO!

New to CLO? Check out our beginner's guide to creating your Perfect T-Shirt HERE.

Ask questions in our Discord Server (the channel is #tshirt-contest-2023) if you need more help!

03.

Create a free account on CLO-SET CONNECT where you’ll submit your finished designs (submission portal opens 02/01/23).

Be sure to add your email to your profile so we can contact you if you are selected as a finalist.

04.

Use code TPTS to download up to 5 of your favorite digital fabrics from VMOD 3D Digital Fabric Library to use while designing in CLO.

Note: You can also use any fabric of your choosing in your design.

05.

Final submissions must be a Garment (.zpac) CLO design file with ONE rendered image for your thumbnail. The image should only display the T-Shirt, no avatar -- submissions with avatars will be disqualified.

06.

Submissions will be accepted through the portal from February 1st at 12pm PST until February 16th at 11:59pm PST (link to the portal and full instructions will be available on Feb 1).

Check out our judging criteria before getting started on your Perfect T-Shirt Design.

Results will be published February 22nd! Good luck!

1. Register for the competition using the form below. To enter you must be 18 years of age and reside in the United States.

2. Once registered, use this link [link] to download your free 30-day trial of CLO 3D - the fashion design platform all contestants will use to ideate and create their digital designs- to begin designing. New to CLO? Join our virtual Orientation Week from January 23rd to January 31st.

3. Create a free account on CLO-SET CONNECT where you’ll submit your finished designs [link will be available 02/01/23]. Be sure to add your email to your profile (image) so we can contact you if you are selected as a finalist.

4. Use code TPTS to download up to 5 of your favorite digital fabrics from VMOD 3D Digital Fabric Library to use while designing in CLO
Note: You can also use any fabric of your choosing in your design

5. Submissions will be accepted through the portal from February 1st at 12 PM PST until February 16th at 11:59 PM PST.

Check out our judging criteria before getting started on your Perfect T-Shirt Design.

Results will be published February 22nd! Good luck!

LEARN TO USE CLO

Create your Perfect T-Shirt, click video to watch full playlist and enjoy orientation 

TIMELINE

ORIENTATION WEEK

JANUARY 23 TO JANUARY 31

Learn to use CLO design software to create virtual true-to-life-garments.

Meet the panel of judges that will be choosing the winners.

COMPETITION PHASE

FEBRUARY 01 TO FEBRUARY 16

Contest page will open for submissions and grading rubric will be released.

SUBMISSIONS REVIEW AND POPULAR VOTE

FEBRUARY 17 TO FEBRUARY 20

Judges will review submissions and select 7 finalists. An 8th finalist will be selected by popular vote.

THE ELITE 8

FEBRUARY 22

The eight finalists will be announced at 6pm PST and prizes will be awarded.

THE FINAL 4

FEBRUARY 23

The four finalists will be announced at 6pm PST and prizes will be awarded.

FINAL CEREMONY

FEBRUARY 24

Winner will be announced at 12pm PST in Los Angeles during LA Textile week at the California Market Center (Invite Only). Prizes will be awarded and contest will come to a conclusion.

PANEL OF JUDGES

ARI JOGIEL

Ceo + Designer,
ARI JOGIEL

STEVE GONZALEZ

Creative Director

TOM HART

Designer +
Creative Director

GABI SPARKL

Founder + Designer
Sparkl Fashion

FABIAN RENTERIA

Fashion Designer

ZACH HERRON

Creator + Musician

ANTONELA BINAJ

AI Designer

TAMBOUT NAGUER

Design Director
CLO

POPULAR VOTE 

By Audience

PRIZES

1ST PLACE 

$10,000 (worth of AJ services) to launch your Fashion Brand 
Eco Score Service provided by Sustainability Brand Platform
Access to full range of ARI JOGIEL consulting and production services
One year of free membership to CLO 3D
ARI JOGIEL merch

2ND TO 4TH PLACE 

One hour consultation with Ari Jogiel
LCA service provided by Sustainability Brand Platform
6 months of free membership to CLO 3D
ARI JOGIEL merch

5TH TO 8TH PLACE

30 minute consultation with Ari Jogiel
LCA service provided by Sustainability Brand Platform
3 months free membership to CLO 3D
ARI JOGIEL merch

CATEGORY

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

Aesthetic

Is your T-Shirt fashionable?

Comfort

Is your T-Shirt comfortable to wear?

Construction

Is your T-Shirt scalable?

Sustainability

Is your T-Shirt making the world a better place?

Marketability

Is your T-Shirt speaking to a demographic?

OUR PARTNERS

SwatchOn has streamlined the fabric supply chain, allowing designers to quickly search and access over 200,000 textiles from 750 different suppliers – on its free, members-only website, SwatchOn.com.

SwatchOn boasts one of the largest digital fabric libraries in the world, shipping eco-friendly packaging to over 52 countries worldwide.

A revolutionary software providing end-to-end solutions for designers; from garment ideation to sampling, CLO digitizes the entire fashion design process.

The 3D technology allows designers to seamlessly build garments using CLO’s intuitive algorithm, simulating fabric and garment structures, bringing the design to life in real time without the lead times and cost of creating physical samples.

The fashion industry’s leading resource for brands seeking to activate sustainable practices.

 Providing companies with all the tools needed to take full control of their environmental imprint, SBP facilitates informed, cost-effective decision making for brands of all sizes; making sustainability and environmentally-friendly products + practices easily attainable by collecting brand-specific data, analyzing each set, and building a tailored sustainability profile. 

AVNT is one of the fastest growing global platforms and marketplaces for the next generation of creatives.

AVNT makes it easy to discover and connect up-and-coming creatives and brands, and facilitates secure purchases from each of the platform’s brands and creators.

Brands can utilize the platform’s unique growth services to reach a wider audience of consumers, enabling increased sales and community engagement. 

California Market Center is the hub of the West Coast Fashion and Creative Industries, home to elevated Showrooms, Events, Creative Offices, and Businesses connecting the DTLA community.

 Now comprising three towers that span more than 1.8 million square feet, CMC has a proud history in the global fashion industry as the heartbeat of the Los Angeles Fashion District.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Contestants must be residents of the United States to participate.

QUESTIONS?

Join the conversation in your preferred point of contact

tshirt@jogiel.com

@ARI.JOGIEL

#TPTS

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