T-Shirt Design Contest - Lightning In A Bottle 2020

T-Shirt Design Contest

February 27th, 2020

CALLING ALL ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS, We want YOU to design and illustrate a t-shirt for the Lightning in a Bottle 2020 Merch Booth! The winner will see their design sold at LIB, worn by fellow festival goers, and receive some other sweet prizes including a 5-Day Festival Pass!





— To get started, download the Contest Asset Folder which includes t-shirt mockups and LIB assets to be incorporated into your design.

– Please submit your design mocked up on the shirt of your choice, in addition to your art file. Acceptable work files include Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop. All submissions need to be original work and may not contain any copyrighted materials, slogans, or visual elements.

– Maximum art dimensions: 14” wide x 17” tall

– Please limit your design to 4 colors maximum. One placement print only.

– Must include LIB or Lightning in a Bottle in your own custom font or our official logo.

– Please do not submit any designs with drug references, legal or otherwise.

Email your 1) t-shirt mockup, 2) Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop file, and 3) a short snippet or description about your design to contests@thedolab.com.

– Top designs will be posted to Facebook / Twitter / Instagram Stories on March 31st and will be put up to a vote. The popular vote will count towards the Do LaB and Lightning in a Bottle design team’s consideration.


• One 5-Day Festival Pass to LIB 2020.

• Two shirts with your winning design on them.


Feel free to submit as many designs as you can create! You will need to submit a separate application for each design. We will need your working files in case we would like to make any adjustments. We have the right to alter the design of any entry. If you already have a ticket and you’re chosen, we will refund your ticket.



Contest Name: Lightning in a Bottle 2020 T-Shirt Design Contest

This Contest is sponsored solely by Do LaB (“Sponsor”). Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest must be directed to the Sponsor. For a copy of these Official Contest Rules, please email contest@thedolab.com.

No purchase or payment necessary to enter or win. Purchase does not increase chances of winning. This Contest is open only to individuals who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and who are at least 18 years of age or older. If you are not a legal resident of the United States or you are not the required age as of time of entry, you are not eligible to participate in this Contest or to win a prize.

Employees, contractors, officers and directors of Sponsor, its affiliates, parent companies, subsidiaries, divisions, suppliers, distributors and advertising, promotional and judging agencies, t are not eligible to participate in the Contest or win the prize.

DESCRIPTION OF SWEEPSTAKES/HOW TO ENTER. Contest begins on March 2, 2020 at 12:00pm PST and ends at 11:59pm PST on March 30th, 2020 (“Entry Period”).

The Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for lost, late, undeliverable, illegible, damaged, stolen, misdirected, mutilated, or incomplete entries, regardless of cause. which is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses, phone numbers or the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Proof of submission of an entry shall not be deemed proof of submission or receipt by the Sponsor for online entries. When applicable, the Sponsor’s computer will be deemed the official time keeping device for the Contest. Entries will be disqualified if incomplete All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Entrants agree to relinquish all rights to their entries (including but not limited to images, files or photos) and any distribution of those entries going forward. No further compensation will be provided or be owed to the entrant. Entrant agrees that they own their entry at the time of entering the contest.

By participating, you agree (a) to be bound by these Official Contest Rules; (b) as between you and the Sponsor, that the decisions of the Sponsor is final on all matters relating to the Contest; (c) you are not participating on behalf of any employer or third party; (d) in the event that you do not comply with these Rules, that you will be disqualified and your prize (if any) will be forfeited; and (e) (when applicable) the potential winner and/or finalist must be available to participate in any portion to the Contest that participation may be required to be considered eligible.

Address: Santee St. Los Angeles, CA 90015

Contact: contests@thedolab.com

SELECTION OF A WINNER. The top entries will be chosen by the Sponsor based on criteria below. Top entries will be put to a vote on the LIB social media accounts. The design with the most votes will not necessarily be the winner, however receiving the most votes will be factored into the decision making process . If no entries fit the sponsors requirements, no prize will be dispersed. The top entries will be selected based on the following criteria: 1) Creativity 2) Originality 3) Ability to follow rules. Submissions close March 30th, 2020 at 11:59pm PST. Any entries submitted after will not be considered. The top entries will be announced on March 31st 2020, Time TBA. Voting will begin on the same day, and voting closes on April 2, 2020. The winner will be announced on April 3, 2020, Time TBA.

The potential contest winner(s) is subject to verification, including verification of eligibility. If an entrant is unable to verify his/her information, the entrant will automatically be disqualified and their prize, if any, will be forfeited. The Sponsor reserves the right to determine an alternate winner in accordance with these Official Rules in the event that any winner is disqualified, cannot be contacted, or is deemed ineligible for any reason, or is not available to participate in any applicable Contest events.

The potential winner will be notified by email. We will also announce the winner and post their design on our social media accounts. The sponsor will reach out to the potential winner one (1) time within twelve (12) hours. If the potential winner does not respond, a second attempt will be made to make contact. The potential winner must respond to one of the messages within twenty-four (24) hours. If the potential winner does not respond within that time frame, the potential winner will be disqualified and sponsor will select another winner who will also be notified in the same method on the next day. The Contest Entities are not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, misdirected or unsuccessful efforts to notify a finalist and/or potential winner(s). 


Feel free to submit as many designs as you can create! You will need to submit a separate application for each design.

Please keep your high-resolution, native, layered working vector art files. We may need your working files in case we would like to make any adjustments. We have the right to alter the design of any entry.

If you already have a ticket and you’re chosen, we will refund your ticket.

PRIZE(S). One (1) Grand Prize awarded on April 3rd: One (1) 5-Day Festival Pass to Lightning in a Bottle 2020. Two (2) Shirts with the winning design. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $429.

No more than the advertised number of prizes shall be awarded. The prize is subject to certain terms and conditions as specified herein. A prize may not be sold, traded, or commissioned, and is not exchangeable, transferable, substitutable, or redeemable for cash except at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Prize details and availability are subject to change. The prize will only be awarded if properly claimed according to the Rules. All costs and expenses related to the prize acceptance, the prize, and/or prize use not specified herein as being provided are the sole responsibility of winner(s). All prizes provided by: Do LaB

Odds of Winning: The odds of winning the prize depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Conditions and restrictions may apply. Limit: One (1) prize per person/household. All prizes are awarded “as is” and the sponsor does not make (and is not responsible for) any representations, guarantees, or warranties of any kind, express or implied, in fact or in law, relating to any prize (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose), and all such warranties are hereby disclaimed.

TAMPERING AND DELIVERY DISCLAIMER.(a) The Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify and prohibit from participating (and void such person’s entries) any person, who the Sponsor determines (in its sole discretion) is or is attempting to: (i) tamper with the Sponsor’s website and/or any part of the Contest; (ii) undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, deception, or other unfair practices, (iii) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants, the Sponsor, or the Released Parties or exhibits other unsportsmanlike behavior; and/or (iv) otherwise violate these Official Rules or the Terms of Use of the Sponsor’s Website. (b) Any attempt to deliberately damage, circumvent, or disrupt the sponsor’s website (or any part thereof) or undermine the legitimate operation of this sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should any such attempt be made, the sponsor and its licensees (if any) reserve the right to seek damages and any other available remedies from any such person(s) responsible for any such attempt to the fullest extent permitted by law. Each entrant (or, if the entrant is not of age of majority in his/her state of residence, the legal guardians thereof) agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the sponsor and its agents from and against any and all claims, losses, damages and/or liabilities (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses) that may be asserted against or incurred by any of them at any time, in connection with the use thereof, and/or by entrant’s breach of any representation, warranty or covenants associated with this sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) mechanical, technical, electronic, communications, telephone, computer, hardware or software errors, malfunctions or failures of any kind, including: failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed transmission of online entries, traffic congestion on telephone lines, the Internet or at any website or lost or unavailable network connections which may limit an online entrant’s ability to participate in the Contest; (2) any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in or downloading any information necessary to participate in the Contest; (3) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (4) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (5) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or operation of the Contest; or (5) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries.

The Sponsor further reserves the right to: (i) cancel, terminate, suspend, declare null or void, amend, alter, or modify the Contest, void any suspicious entries, rescind any prize, and/or determine absolute resolution, and/or an alternate method of conducting the Contest and/or awarding the prize(s) at any time, for any reason, or if, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, it is impossible or impractical to complete or conduct the Contest as planned for any reason, including, but not limited to, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures of any sort, programming associated with or used in the Contest, by any human error which may occur in the execution of this Contest, or any other causes which affect the operation of the Contest or the rules of the integrity of the Contest have been violated or compromised in any way, intentionally or unintentionally by any person whether or not a entrant in the Contest and/or (ii) stop or conclude the Contest at any time without prior notice. Material changes to the Official Rules will be noted on LIB’s Facebook Page. In the event of termination of the Contest by Sponsor, Sponsor reserves the right to award any prize(s) in a manner deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor.

PUBLICITY. Except where prohibited, by accepting a prize, winner(s) grant the Sponsor permission to use their names, characters, images, voices, and likenesses worldwide, in perpetuity, in any and all media now known or hereinafter invented in any and all marketing and promotional materials and waive any claims to royalty, right, or remuneration for such use. Each winner’s name may be included in a publicly available winners list.

USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION. The Sponsor will retain the entrant’s personal data for a reasonable period of time to enable it to send that entrant any prize that they have won and to verify that these Official Rules have been complied with, and for accounting purposes. This data may be passed to a third party to enable such third party to fulfill any necessary requirements relating to the award of a prize. Any other use of personal data will be in accordance with, and subject to, the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. 

RELEASES, CONDITIONS, AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY. By participating in the Contest, each entrant agrees to release and waive any and all claims of liability against the Contest Entities and any applicable third party fulfillment service and each of their respective employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against from any and all liability, loss or damage (including personal injury) incurred with respect to the conduct of or participation in the Contest, or the awarding, shipping/handling, receipt, possession, and/or use or misuse of any prize, including any travel related thereto. By accepting the prize, winner(s) hereby agrees that: (i) to release each of the Released Parties from any and all claims in connection with the Contest and the award or use of the prizes; and (ii) where allowed by law, sign a publicity release confirming consent to use the winner’s name/likeness as set forth in agreement prior to acceptance of the prize. The Released Parties are not responsible or liable to any entrant or winner or any person claiming through such entrant or winner for failure to supply the prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action, regulation, order or request by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action, regulations, order or request proves to be invalid), equipment failure, threatened terrorist acts, terrorist acts, air raid, blackout, act of public enemy, earthquake, volcanic eruption, war (declared or undeclared), fire, flood, epidemic, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal) labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond the Contest Entities’ sole control. Upon awarding the prize, the Sponsor will have no further obligation to winner.

TAXES. Any valuation of the prize(s) stated above is based on available information provided to the Sponsor, and the value of the prize awarded to the winner may be reported to the IRS as required by law. Winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable federal, state, and local taxes, related to prize acceptance and use not specified herein. Winner must provide the Sponsor with valid identification and a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number before any prize will be awarded. Any person winning over $600 in prizes from the Sponsor in a calendar year will be issued an IRS Form 1099 reporting the value of those prizes to the IRS.