“Well, if you put your nickel well now, I’ll put a dime down. We can get together now and drink us some wine” — It’s Carnival Time, y’all! Per usual, our annual Mardi Gras contest was a hit. So much so, that it was incredibly difficult to whittle it down to just six entries for our Top 5 + Honorable Mention. A lot of entries were really good, but the design also has to be marketable as a t-shirt.
Congratulations to Matt Phelan, who won the top prize for his “Second Line Bling” tee shirt design. This entry got an enormous response from Facebook, and also was a staff favorite. We loved how it worked in so many ways — the dance move, the sousaphone, the uniform, the “second line bling.” Matt did a fantastic job all around. This is Matt’s sixth Top 5 finish.
Coming in second was “Hello” by Ali Becnel Solino. This design also got an enormous response on Facebook. Ali is no stranger to pop culture references — she knows how to design a hit. This is Ali’s twelfth Top 5 finish. Ali designed the winning tee in last year’s Mardi Gras contest, “Up on a Tuesday.”
Third place goes to Christy Gonzalez for “Boundary Issues.” People really loved this double entendre. This is Christy’s twelfth Top 5 finish.
Ali Becnel Solino scored fourth place for “Cake by the Pound,” and fifth place goes to Chase Guillory for “Made for Mardi Gras.” This is Ali’s thirteenth and Chase’s third Top 5 finish.
Honorable Mention goes to Michael Fulkerson for “Eat, Drink & Be Mardi.” This is a good example of a very simple design executed perfectly for a t-shirt. This is Michael’s first Honorable Mention.
Get out your paper towels, newspaper and beer, it’s Crawfish Season (and it’s early this year)! Our next contest will be “Crawfish 2016.” Winner will receive $1000. Contest dates TBA, but you can start working on those designs now!
We’re running a little behind on our contest, including getting Facebook feedback and tallying the results. Having a 5 month old will do that to you. We plan to post the results right here at 8 p.m. tomorrow, January 23. Thanks for your patience!
Our Black Friday Sale begins today and running through Monday, November 30. All adult short sleeve tees are only $16, all kids items are only $12, adult long sleeve tees are only $20 and adult sweatshirts are only $25. This in-shop only sale is running at all of our physical locations (Magazine Street in New Orleans, Lakeside Mall in Metairie and the Mall 0f Louisiana in Baton Rouge). In other news, our final online-only Flash Sale of 2015 goes live on Monday. Stay tuned.
While our online only Flash Sale continues, we are also having a separate in-shop only sale right now at all of our brick and mortar locations. All short sleeve tees are only $16, kids items are only $14, long sleeve tees are only $20 and sweatshirts are only $25. Again, this sale is only at our physical locations in New Orleans, Metairie and Baton Rouge and runs through Sunday, November 8.
Click here to see our Black November online only Flash Sale. Also, we have a separate in-shop only sale going on right now as well. Hit these sales before they’re gone.
Our latest online-only $12 Flash Sale has been extended through Sunday, October 4 at Midnight. Click here to see 20 LSU, Tulane and Black & Gold tees for only $12. As always, please allow 2 weeks from the end of the Flash Sale for your order to ship.
Well Tigers, we’re off to a good start. We have a few exciting new LSU tees to bring to our shops, including some from this contest. Stay tuned for some new Storyville goodness. But first…
Congratulations to Derek Lemoine, who won the top prize for his “It Never Rains” tee shirt design. This design was a hit on Facebook because of its witty take on the first game of the season (and really, anytime it rains in the stadium). This is Derek’s first Top 5 finish.
Coming in second was “Hey Fighting Tigers” by Sarah Lisotta. This is a simple, yet perfect, design for a tee. This is Sarah’s fourth Top 5 finish.
Third place goes to Tara Schwaner for “Forever LSU.” Tara entered a few really fantastic designs into this contest, and this one was our favorite. This is Tara’s second-ever Storyville Design contest, and second Top 5 finish.
Cindy Strecker and Valerie Strecker won fourth place for “Roar!” and fifth place goes to Brian Doyle for “Shotcaller.” This is Cindy’s second, Valerie’s eighth and Brian’s first Top 5 finish.
Honorable Mention goes to Doug Koslosky for “Forever LSU.” This is Doug’s second Honorable Mention.
Now we’re going to take a short break from our design contests — only for a little bit! — because we want to concentrate on the structure of our contests, and also think of ways to get even more people involved. Got any ideas for themes, or for the contests in general? Send them our way!
9/25 Update: We had planned to release the results of our “Geaux Tigers 2015″ design contest tonight, but we’re still counting votes and getting staff feedback. Therefore, we won’t have the results out until Tuesday, 9/29 at 8 pm. Sorry again for the delay.
Original Update: We finally got to 20 approved designs for our “Geaux Tigers 2015″ tee shirt design contest. As we stated in the contest rules, we couldn’t close the contest for entries until we had at least 20 entries approved by LSU. While we originally had planned to release contest results tonight, we have a couple more designs that need to go through the approval process before we can begin voting. Plus, we want to post more of the entries on Facebook and Instagram. Therefore, the results of our “Geaux Tigers 2015″ design contest will be available next Friday, September 25, right here on the Storyville Blog.