NPR and Threadless launch T-shirt challenge

By Erica Sánchez-Vázquez

Threadless is asking artists to "take inspiration from your own connection with NPR's content to create a design that celebrates sound." (Image: Threadless)

Threadless is asking artists to “take inspiration from your own connection with NPR’s content to create a design that celebrates sound.” (Image: Threadless)

Threadless, a online company that sells T-shirts with designs voted on by users, is calling for artists to submit designs inspired by NPR and public radio.

“We’re all huge fans of NPR and the content they bring to the ears of so many people,” said Threadless CEO Jake Nickell in an NPR press release. “With all of the avid NPR listeners over here at Threadless, the idea of a collaboration between NPR and the Threadless community just made so much sense.”

Artists have until August 26 to submit creations for the “My Sound World” challenge, one of several themed challenges that the website hosts. Once submissions close, users will have one week to vote on the designs. The winner will receive a $2,000 cash prize, a limited-edition alarm clock with an NPR-inspired design by pop artist Peter Max, an autographed copy of the book This is NPR, a $500 Threadless gift code and a private tour of NPR’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The design that the community chooses will be sold online and at the NPR Store. A portion of online sales will go to a public radio station of the winner’s choosing.

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