Help make the ATLiens participating in Hands On Atlanta Week look as good as they feel! If you have an idea for an awesome Atlanta themed t-shirt, don’t miss the Hands On Atlanta Week T-Shirt Design Contest.

Thousands of changemakers will be wearing their pride for the city, quite literally on their sleeves, during Hands On Atlanta Week, happening Oct. 5 - 12, 2019! Click here to learn more.


previous winners

In 2018, 32 designs were submitted by creatives of all ages and talent levels and we tallied over 1,600 votes! Congratulations Hannah Houck for submitting the winning design!



Submit Your Design

Complete the application and upload your print ready artwork.

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 Fans Vote

Atlanta will vote for their favorite design and the 3 Finalists will be announced.


 Winner Crowned!

The winner will be selected and announced at the Kick-Off Party!



  • Recognition across the city with Hands On Atlanta Week partners and through digital promotion.

  • Your shirt will be sold on the Hands On Atlanta website, with 100% of proceeds supporting the week of service.

  • Bragging rights and exposure to some of Atlanta's top creative agencies.

  • More awesome stuff coming soon!


the Judges

We’re putting together a panel of Atlanta based experts that will select the winning design. Last year’s judges came from some of Atlanta’s top agencies including BBDO Atlanta, 22Squared, Nebo, Dragon Army, and Edelman Digital. Want to join this year’s panel of judges? Reach out and let us know!


Official Rules + Details


As a condition to being considered for the contest, you hereby represent and warrant that the following statements are true and correct and that you agree to the terms and conditions contained herein:

The contest is open to all, however, Hands On Atlanta staff is not eligible to participate. Participation in the promotion/contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these official rules.


Be prepared to upload your design in the following format: PSD (Photoshop), AI (Adobe Illustrator), jpeg, eps or PDF. The top 3 designs will be selected by the Atlanta community via a voting stage and the winning design will be selected by guest judges. The winning design will printed on the front of the official Hands On Atlanta Week t-shirt.

  • Sumbit: 1 color front design only

    *The back will list the corporate sponsors and will be created by Hands On Atlanta.

 The Fine Print

  • Hands On Atlanta Week partners reserve the right to use all designs for future marketing purposes with full credits to the designer.

  • Hands On Atlanta Week partners may sell t-shirts and merchandise for use of fundraising for the event, crediting designer when applicable.

  • No reproduced images will be accepted. Your submission must be original artwork.

  • There is no limit to the number of entries per entrant during the entry period.

  • If your submission needs to be reproduced to ensure the highest quality of printing, we will do our best to recreate the most accurate design.


Deadline for submission: TBA
You must complete the entire application. Entries will not be accepted if application is incomplete or sent separately from the online form.

Deadline for voting for the top 3 finalists: TBA

Selection of top 3 submissions: TBA
The top 3 finalist will be notified that their design has made it to the final round of voting. Please do not call regarding the selection process.

Criteria for Selecting the Winning Design
The winning design will be determined by a series of criteria including, but not limited to, overall creativity, originality, and Atlanta pride. Fans will vote online to determine the 3 finalists, followed by a panel of Atlanta based judges to select the winning design from the final 3.

Selection of winner: TBA

The submission form must be filled out completely and truthfully. If you fail to complete the form, give any false information or fail to reveal any pertinent information, are not present (or have representation at the unveiling) you may be disqualified from the competition.

All decisions are made by the Hands On Atlanta Week team and are final.

If winner cannot be contacted within 1 week of selection, prize may be forfeited.




Ready to submit your design? Fill out the application below, including print ready files in .pdf, .psd, .ai, or .eps format. Questions about the application or anything on this page? Reach out to Tim at