New Threads Contest

by Shannon Bowman

Want to be part of The Scene? Want to see your design on a shirt for the launch of The Scene - Season Three? Your challenge is to create a t-shirt design that illustrates what The Scene means to you.

If you’d like to participate simply send a sketch of your design to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Deadline: March 25th, midnight

The winning design will be showcased on T-Shirts used for Season 3 of The Scene as well as showcased in an article on the website!

Get your pencils sharpened or fire up your design software of choice and send us your sketches! We’re excited to see what you’ll come up with!



  • The design must be your own original, unpublished work and must not include any third-party logos or copyrighted material; by entering the competition, you agree that your submission is your own work
  • Design should be one that appeals to the arts community here in Hampton Roads
  • Design may include line art, text, and photographs
  • Submission MUST be in adobe illustrator file
  • Your design is for the front of the shirt and may encompass an area up to 10″ x 10″ (inches)
  • Design may use a maximum of three colors and also work as a one-color design
  • The shirt color will be black
  • You can submit as many entries as you'd like (no entry fee)

The Fine Print:

  • All art must be original art. Content found on the internet rarely has the resolution needed for print, and it’s considered unlawful to use without permission.
  • Submissions will be screened for merit and feasibility, and we reserve the right to make changes such is image size, ink or t-shirt color before printing.
  • By submitting your design, you grant permission for your design to be used by the WHRO including, but not limited to, the WHRO website, the Scene website, and future marketing materials.
  • WHRO reserves the right to final decision.
  • The creator of the winning design will receive attribution on the T-shirt and public recognition on the Scene website!