About a month and a half ago, we announced our biggest contest yet - your creativity expressed as an official Android Police t-shirt design in exchange for an Android phone, courtesy of Samsung.

The contest went on for about 3 weeks and the results exceeded my wildest expectations. Countless submissions later, many sleepless nights of doing final edits, emailing back and forth with the authors, and organizing the apparel store, I had narrowed down the submissions to... are you ready for this? 29 final designs - designs that I would be proud to wear every day, showing my Android pride.

I must apologize again for taking this long - we hit a few snags, and learning from this experience, next time, I will make sure to come up with an even more detailed set of rules.

Apparel Store

After careful  deliberation and research, we have partnered with Spreadshirt and set up our apparel/shirt store with them. You can always access the store and the current 29 designs from the site header by clicking this button:

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Currently, we are offering 2 Men's shirt variations and 2 Women's:

Dual-sided designs are also slightly more expensive due to having prints on both sides.

Spreadshirt uses digital printing, which has been shown in independent research to be higher quality than CafePress and Zazzle.

All of the t-shirts are currently temporarily discounted by an additional $2. Coupons are available in the Coupons section below.

By purchasing the shirts, you will not only be spreading the Android pride in a fashionable manner but also helping the site staff who spends most of the day (it's 5AM as I'm writing this) hunting down news, making tutorials, and rallying for the Android community. Thank you all in advance.

The Winning Design

Moving on to the more exciting part of the post, you may be wondering who ended up the winner. Rightfully so.

Drumroll please.

Behold, the winning design and its author TareX, aka Tarek El-Ghazaly. Tarek showed both originality and persistence, submitting 2 full 2-sided designs, adjusted for both white and black shirts. It was a very tough decision, as there were many very strong contenders, but, alas, one design had to win. Congratulations, Tarek, we will be in touch regarding your prize - a brand new Samsung Intercept for Sprint.

I've already got 2 of these shirts in hand, and they look amazing.

TareX Design #1

Left: front, right: back

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Closeups (white and black versions)

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You can buy this design here.

TareX Design #2 - The Winning Design

Yup, that's an Android bullet, and it's out of this world.

Left: front, right: back

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Closeups (black and white versions)

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You can buy this design here.

Other Designs

If you want to check out the rest of the submissions that made it through, I recommend you click through to the apparel store, select your gender (Male, Female, Android), and then use the Category dropdown:

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Here are the rest of the designs in the shop at a glance.

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And this last one is competing for the best worst design design, ever. Hilarious nonetheless. ;-]

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Coupons

You can use these coupons to make your purchase a bit more affordable:

  • BDCPTHS for 15% off your whole order
  • FREESHIPPING for free shipping off $50 or more
  • SHOPEARLYUS for free shipping off any amount (exp. Nov 15th)