T-Shirt Contest

T-Shirt Contest

Here are the winning designs!

 1st Place – Cody McLean

1st Place Design

 2nd Place – John West

2nd Place Design

 3rd Place – Tsuriel Eichenstein

3rd Place Design

Honorable Mention

Honorable MentionHonorable MentionHonorable Mention


Greetings! First of all, I wanted to thank you all for your continued support. Because of you, I have been able to continue FinalCutKing and keep it updated with videos, free sound effects, and great tutorials. Now I am currently working on a new project….FINALCUTKING MERCHANDISE, and I need your help!


– It’s pretty simple. This is a t-shirt design contest. Each contestant will create a design or logo around the inspiration posted below, but don’t let that limit your creativity, we are open to any sweet designs! You may use whatever designs or fonts you want to create the official FinalCutKing t-shirt!

– You can submit and upload your designs below once you are ready and you can submit as many as you want.  They are due by May 6th at 11:59pm PST. The contest is open to everybody in the world! Make sure your design dimensions are at least 8.5” x 10” (that’s in inches).

– On May 13th, we will announce the official winner and the runner-ups.



1st Prize: YOUR t-shirt design will be released in an exclusive, limited-edition line of shirts and worn by Zach in his upcoming video! You will also receive the “King’s Bonus Pack” filled with lots of sweet stuff!  You will also be sent a copy of your t-shirt of course.

2nd Prize: receives a never-before released FinalCutKing merchandise pack with your t-shirt, various goodies, and a $20 gift card to the Apple Store!

3rd Prize: receives FinalCutKing official t-shirt, and a $20 gift card to the Apple Store.

This is the type of crown we have been basing designs around but feel free to be creative with your own designs.

I bid ye good luck, and best wished to you all!

Zach King


More Inspiration –

FinalCutKing Inspiration



  1. will April 24, 2012 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    Awesome, I am going to enter. Will you mind if we change up the crown design!

  2. Casper the Ghost April 24, 2012 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    Zach do you ever sleep? How do you produce all these videos and websites?

  3. ed April 24, 2012 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    zach is there an actual template?

    • FinalCutKing April 24, 2012 at 6:26 pm - Reply

      nope, it is all up to you!

  4. Jason April 24, 2012 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    I can’t wait to enter but my design will probably be not that good!

  5. Emily Burg April 24, 2012 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    I’m super excited now, yeh!!!!

  6. Tobias Cornille April 24, 2012 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    Which color is the T-shirt? Or can we choose?

    • FinalCutKing April 24, 2012 at 7:24 pm - Reply

      You may choose the color.

      • David H April 25, 2012 at 9:14 pm - Reply

        hey zach, do i just make the design or do i actually have to put it on a shirt and send the picture of the shirt?

  7. Glutenfree4u April 24, 2012 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    can we submit more than 1 design?

    • FinalCutKing April 24, 2012 at 7:24 pm - Reply


  8. Alex April 24, 2012 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    Is this open to everyone around the world or just people from the US?

    • FinalCutKing April 24, 2012 at 8:24 pm - Reply


  9. Paul Moore April 24, 2012 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    Prefered file format, vector etc.?

    • FinalCutKing April 24, 2012 at 10:32 pm - Reply

      vector would be great, but for the submission period JPEG or PNG would be best for our viewing purposes.

  10. Liam April 24, 2012 at 11:36 pm - Reply

    Can we submit more than one design and are we designing for a specific colour of T-Shirt? or can we tell you what colour we designed for?

  11. Liam April 24, 2012 at 11:36 pm - Reply

    just realized both my questions we answered 😛 sorry

  12. Robert April 25, 2012 at 12:32 am - Reply

    Zach, I just started photoshopping and I am OK do you think I have any chance of winning

  13. Robert April 25, 2012 at 12:39 am - Reply

    How do we choose what color we want?

  14. Christian April 25, 2012 at 12:49 am - Reply

    Hey Zack! Can I submit the background? or it’s necessary?

    • FinalCutKing April 25, 2012 at 12:51 am - Reply

      nope, you can submit just a alpha image

  15. terry April 25, 2012 at 12:59 am - Reply

    Do we just create some kind of logo?

  16. Robert April 25, 2012 at 1:37 am - Reply

    Can we submit as many as we like?

  17. Alex April 25, 2012 at 2:16 am - Reply

    Hey, Zach is there a special place like a plug-in. To do the T-Shirt?
    Or is it on our own

    • Glutenfree4u April 25, 2012 at 2:51 am - Reply

      @Alex you make it in a program like Photoshop, or draw it and scan it in

  18. JP April 25, 2012 at 2:22 am - Reply

    Does it have to be in Photoshop or can I draw up something in Manga Studio?

    • FinalCutKing April 25, 2012 at 8:54 pm - Reply

      You are welcome to use whatever software you want.

  19. Ethan April 25, 2012 at 4:24 am - Reply

    Hey, do we have to upload the exact design that would be printed? or can we upload say the design with a preview on a t-shirt and then just send you the actual design file if you need it?

    • FinalCutKing April 25, 2012 at 5:48 pm - Reply

      Yes, please upload a preview and we will contact you if we would like the high res files or any photoshop files you created. Thanks!

  20. Andrew April 25, 2012 at 11:29 am - Reply

    I’m halfway done with my design! I think I have a great concept!

    • FinalCutKing April 25, 2012 at 5:48 pm - Reply

      Awesome Andrew, can’t wait to see it.

  21. Abigail April 25, 2012 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    This is so cool Zach that you allow your audience to work with you. You seem like a really nice person in all of your videos!

  22. Tsuri April 25, 2012 at 11:03 pm - Reply

    Are you going to post a preview of the ones at were given in?

  23. Wyatt April 25, 2012 at 11:25 pm - Reply

    This is gonna be awesome!! you should do more contests like this.

  24. Jason April 26, 2012 at 3:07 am - Reply

    Should it be a front and back design or just a frontal

  25. Ben April 26, 2012 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    Hey, Zach, will you be posting all of the entries for the world to see after the contest?

    • FinalCutKing April 26, 2012 at 4:49 pm - Reply

      yes, we will be posting many of the entries afterwards.

  26. Kevin April 27, 2012 at 1:21 am - Reply

    Dude, will you take a look at my design. I just sent it to you through the submission form.

  27. witeksworld April 28, 2012 at 3:39 am - Reply

    Hey Zach!
    Does it have to be a actual T- shirt or can it be a drawn design?

    • FinalCutKing May 3, 2012 at 7:44 am - Reply

      It can be a drawn design

  28. Manuel May 1, 2012 at 10:02 pm - Reply

    hey zach I’m a little confused do we have to make a the logo with my name or finalcutking name

  29. CHRIS May 2, 2012 at 1:42 am - Reply

    what should application should we use if we don’t want to buy one?

  30. Martin Solis May 3, 2012 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    I cant wait to see the winning logo, I designed my logo keeping in mind that it could be embroidered or silkscreened onto clothes like the Nike logo and Under Armour logo.

  31. Tanner May 7, 2012 at 5:20 am - Reply

    Dude, Zach. My first 2 designs weren’t good but my last on is. What’s in the ” The Kings Pack” for first place?

  32. Tanner May 7, 2012 at 5:38 am - Reply

    When I had my math tutor 2day, I couldn’t sit still. All I was thinking about elwas the competition. When he ran over time for 10 minutes, I yelled at him.

    • FinalCutKing May 7, 2012 at 11:07 pm - Reply

      haha, that’s hilarious.

      • Tanner Wyandt May 8, 2012 at 2:37 am - Reply

        Zach, whats your phone number? I made a video using FCP x and i wanted you to check it out. my email has been hacked so can you send it shelbyfw@san.rr.com? And do you know what made it even funnier? My tutor quit.

  33. Martin Solis May 7, 2012 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    Hi Zach, When will you announce the winners?

  34. David H May 7, 2012 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    didn’t you say in the video you’ll be sending small prizes to other submissions you like? I thought I heard you say that

  35. Zach May 7, 2012 at 11:28 pm - Reply

    Can I put an explosion in the background?

  36. Zach May 7, 2012 at 11:30 pm - Reply

    And do I have to put the design on like a cartoon t-shirt?

  37. G May 8, 2012 at 1:26 am - Reply

    hope it went threw because it took a long time for the submission panel to say it was received

  38. Tanner May 8, 2012 at 3:50 am - Reply

    I’m drawing an ides literally right now so I’m going to give it to you late. Is that ok Zach. I mean, it’s a pretty awesome design.

  39. Caliber Films May 9, 2012 at 3:05 am - Reply

    Can’t wait to see the other winners!

    • Zach May 10, 2012 at 2:27 am - Reply

      OTHER winners?

    • Tanner May 10, 2012 at 3:29 am - Reply

      Did you win Calber Films?

  40. carol May 10, 2012 at 8:13 am - Reply

    I can’ wait to see the winners!!

  41. David May 13, 2012 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    he still hasten’t announced it

    • Tanner May 13, 2012 at 11:03 pm - Reply

      i kno! i want to kno who won! and the runner’s up

  42. Tanner May 14, 2012 at 3:47 am - Reply

    who won!!!!!!!!!!

  43. Henry Danielson May 17, 2012 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    thanks I cant wait to purchase some new FinalCutKing shirts for our students !!

  44. John May 18, 2012 at 10:13 pm - Reply

    I think that the 3rd place winner (Tsuriel Eichenstein) FOR-SURE deserved first place!!!!!!!

  45. Raven May 18, 2012 at 10:22 pm - Reply

    I agree with John. The winning design has nothing to draw the eye; It’s even moronic. It also prevents the wearer from tucking in his shirt.

    Third place finisher sure is nice and has an attractive feel, should have won, and the next best would be the blue t-shirt honorable mention.

  46. alex May 24, 2012 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    haha i’m happy to make to honorable mention, people shouldn’t be hating on the winner. It is a matter of personal flavor

  47. Cali May 30, 2012 at 1:15 am - Reply

    Winning design was very neat looking and creative! Can’t wait to buy one of the shirts and get it signed at vidicon.

  48. Tucker Welker January 23, 2013 at 3:40 am - Reply

    Hey Zach! Are you by any chance doing this contest again?

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