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Contest: Create the next great Bengals shirt for Cincy Jungle

Are you artistic, creative, think you have a great Bengals shirt idea? Let's see your art skills put to work!

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It's time for a Cincy Jungle t-shirt contest! We're looking to sell some fun Bengals-themed t-shirts and we'd love for one (or a few) of the amazingly talented people who are part of our Cincy Jungle community to create the designs for these shirts. We could get the shirts professionally designed, but, we're coming to you first for ideas!

What you need to do:

  • Provide a clear design on a white background for a potential t-shirt.
  • Vector images are always best (such as a Photoshop file), but if you'd like to use bitmap art, we can use those, too. If you have an idea but not an exact way to create it, it's possible our shirt company can create the actual design for you. (If you do submit a PSD design, please also share a JPG version so we can share it online!)
  • Your design(s) must be in our email ( by August 5, 2016 in order to be entered into the contest. You can enter as many ideas as you want, preferably with one email sent per person.

How to win:

Once we have all the designs, we will put them up on the site in an article for the CJ community to comment on and vote for. The design with the highest number of votes will be the winner. There may be more than one design selected to move forward with for purchase.

What you can win:

You'll get the shirt you designed you to display proudly and wear out to Bengals games (or anywhere you want). Plus, bragging rights!!

Design ideas and specifications:

  • All designs need to be free of any copyrighted material.
  • That means no Bengals logo, no use of the phrase "Who Dey", no use of the Cincinnati Bengals' font and no use of any player's direct likeness.
  • Keep in mind that while crazy designs are cool, simple may be best and the more panels, (front, back, sleeve) as well as the more colors/ink needed, the more money the shirt will cost.
  • Jokes about players (without using their exact name) or references to players often work well. For example, this Mad Max shirt for Ravens TE Maxx Williams, which won Baltimore Beatdown's 2015 shirt contest.


This year, our shirts will come from BreakingT. If you bought a shirt from us last year, you may have noticed the quality was not great. I've received sample shirts from Breaking T and these shirts are much better quality and don't deteriorate after one wash, as many of the shirts from last year's collection did.

Here are some example BreakingT x SB Nation shirts that have been very successful:

Robber Baron Carroll (Seahawks)
Captain Kirk (Redskins)
Kawhi Hand Salute (Spurs)
Sexy Strikeouts (Nationals)

If you have any questions, leave them in the comments and I will get back to you. Good luck and let's see what you all can come up with this season!