ECHL Hosts All-Star Design Contest

League accepting fan jersey submissions for 2015 event

Feel like designing a couple of hockey jerseys this weekend?

Players participating in the 2015 ECHL All-Star Classic could be wearing uniforms designed by you! This week, the ECHL and the Orlando Solar Bears (the 2015 All-Star host) announced a jersey design contest for the big event.

They are accepting submissions from fans until next Friday, Dec. 13. Three finalists will be selected and posted to the Solar Bears' Facebook page the following week, when the designs will be put to a public vote. Voting runs Wed., Dec. 18 through Mon., Dec. 23.

All finalists will receive autographed replica jerseys. The grand prize winner gets a game-worn jersey and, of course, the opportunity to see his design in action. The winning jersey will be worn by the ECHL All-Stars team, which will face the Solar Bears.

If you're interested in participating, you can find more information and rules for entering on the ECHL's official website. That link also includes a handful of official all-star logos you can download to include in your design. I know we have a lot of younger readers here, but you must be 18 or older to enter.

Also, feel free to send your submissions to me as well and I'll put together a post on the Concepts page.

Finally, in case you're wondering, there will not be an ECHL All-Star game this season. According to the league, there were no bids to host. The first time league skipped the event was 1993. Prior to that, it had been held annually since 1993.

Last year, the Colorado Eagles hosted. In 2011, it was the Bakersfield Condors.

If you need a jersey template, try our new Templates page. Good luck!

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Reader Comments (10)

I was really excited, but 18 or older? Darn.

Dec 5 · 10:20 PM PST | Registered CommenterJustin Wiltron

Its times like these I wish I had some artistic talent, but hopefully we'll see an icethetics regular take home the prize.

Dec 5 · 11:19 PM PST | Unregistered CommenterDavid

am i the only one irritated that the logo's they posted to use are in jpg format?

Dec 6 · 7:32 AM PST | Unregistered CommenterDerek

It is a really cool contest. Make sure you read all the rules though, there are a couple requirements that I almost missed when I was sending my designs in.

Dec 6 · 9:12 AM PST | Unregistered CommenterDavid Kerr

@David K, like which rules? I found it pretty straight forward.

Dec 6 · 2:27 PM PST | Unregistered CommenterMatt McElroy

Entered...Knock on wood I win

Dec 7 · 10:05 AM PST | Unregistered CommenterBryanD

Are they supposed to be dark or white jerseys? I can't any info on which one they're supposed to be. Assuming whites since that is what last years all-star team wore.

Dec 7 · 1:15 PM PST | Unregistered CommenterJoe

@Matt The rule that almost got me was the multiple formats it needed to be sent in in. I always send concepts in in .PNG format, as it has the good resolution. It called for both .JPEG and .EPS Vector. I was just about to send them in in .PSD and .PNG, but then I decided to read all the way to the bottom of the rules just to make sure I had followed them all, leading to my discovery of the formats they wanted.

Dec 7 · 5:30 PM PST | Unregistered CommenterDavid Kerr

@Matt Probably rules that state all entries must be submitted in both .jpeg and .eps (vector) files, among other things.

Dec 8 · 4:43 AM PST | Unregistered CommenterBrendan

I contacted OSB hockey through the given email and they stated they were not giving any information out as far as what colors to use or which ones to oppose. They will be designing a Special All-Star game jersey for the OSB and it would be nice to know their major jersey base color to design in contrast.

I have submitted some, but I did it in EPS & PNG. I hope they accept them since they were not JPEG format.

Another question I asked (no response yet) was to weather or not we (as artists) gain back the rights that we signed away to jersey designs that do not make the finalists. Some could be used for other purposes.

Also - it is open to both "cut & sew" patterns as well as sublimated designs. The examples they had a link for are only cut and sew patterns.

Dec 12 · 11:35 AM PST | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

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