The Winners Please…

2 years ago Jeff Park 7 Comments

Last month we threw down a challenge – “You can probably design a better t-shirt than our founder”. What did we learn? Our customers have some serious game. Even now that the contest has come to an end, we’re still blown away by the quantity and quality of submissions.

When we first started this contest, we told ourselves that we’d be lucky if we received 40 entries. 439 entries later, we are in awe with the creativity and love that everyone exhibited with their designs.

The final verdict

Our judges had a difficult – and enjoyable – time sifting through every entry to pick winners. Without further ado, here are our winners. Please join me in congratulating these talented artists.

‘Best of the Week’

With quality after quality submission each and every week we had to give away a weekly prize.

Congrats to our weekly winners — Daniel LuengoJ.J. LuSylvia Lin, and Mike Peters.

Prize: Wacom Intuos5 Touch Small Pen Tablet and a one year subscription to WIRED magazine

Most Votes by the Community – “King HipChat”

The public has spoken, and Miroslaw Zyszczynski’s King HipChat received the most votes. Long live the king.

Prize: Adobe Creative Cloud Complete Individual Year Subscription, HipChat T-shirt of your choice, and the T-shirt you designed

Funniest – “Dat Chat”

We can’t stop chuckling whenever we see this design. We love memes, so way to cleverly use one to crack a laugh. You go Brent Palmer!

Prize: Adobe Creative Cloud Complete Individual Year Subscription, HipChat T-shirt of your choice, and the T-shirt you designed

Most Creative – “Better Than Pete’s”

Daniel Chae’s “Better than Pete’s” takes home the prize for Most Creative. Daniel took the time to hand-draw the individual bubbles (incredible!).

We were very impressed with the detail and work put into this design. Great job, Daniel!

Prize: Adobe Creative Cloud Complete Individual Year Subscription, HipChat T-shirt of your choice, and the T-shirt you designed

Grand Prize – “TreeChat”

The grand prize goes to TreeChat by Vanja Mrgan. Our judges all agreed that his submission was wistfully beautiful, and we were astonished at its magnificence.

Congratulations Vanja and great work!

Prize: 15″ 2.4 GHz Macbook Pro w/ Retina Display, HipChat T-shirt of your choice, and the T-shirt you designed

Each winner will receive an email from us in the next couple of days to discuss next steps.

So, can you design a better t-shirt than our founder?

It’s pretty clear isn’t it? This contest would be nothing without you guys, and we hope that you had a lot of fun designing these t-shirts. We really appreciate your love and we will continue to work hard to build the best chat service to improve your team’s communication and collaboration.

Thanks guys. Live long and HipChat.

  • phikai

    So how do the rest of us get these shirts?!?

  • carlhancock

    I’d totally love one of the “Better Than Pete’s” shirts. The detail work on the design is fantastic. Love it!

    • phikai

      Me too!

  • Sana

    I want one!!!

  • Benjamin Satterfield

    So glad Vanja’s design won, it was by far the most original submission. He’s a talented artist that you might already know, as he does all the artwork on TestFlight (which is also an avid user of HipChat). I can’t wait to order one.