Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Inner Sun Soap slogan contest

Inner Sun Soap is seeking a slogan for t-shirts.  Check out their brand and submit your ideas on Twitter, either as a comment on the slogan contest post or as a direct message.

The prize for the winner is a free shirt and four tickets to Natural Living Nashville on 9/29.  No end date for the contest is listed.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

University of Washington Game Day Slogan Contest

The University of Washington is looking for slogans for each Husky away game this year.  Enter one slogan for each football game.  The winner for each game will get a Husky prize pack and a football that's autographed by Coach Petersen.

All slogans must be in by May 18th.  See the contest page for the online entry form.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Comstock Marketplace: current need

Comstock Marketplace sells greeting cards with "adult humor."  From their guidelines:

We are looking for artists/writers who can draw for the “gay” market.

Comstock pays $50 per accepted card idea.  Submissions can be made via mail or email (no attachments).

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Smack Apparel: $300 per shirt idea

Smack Apparel sells shirts with college sports trash-talking slogans -- some clean and some not-so-clean.  They are open to submitted shirt ideas, and they pay $300 for accepted slogans.  The site's theme can best be summed up by this sentence from their "About Us" page:

We love sports, and the Smack talkin’ that goes along with it!

Saturday, January 20, 2018


Viabella wants greeting card ideas "... for all holidays and occasions including humor."  For everyday occasions or general humorous cards, they accept submissions year-round.  For seasonal or holiday cards, they have specific reading periods.  Currently they are reading for Christmas card submissions (through February).

Writers can submit card ideas by mail or email.  No payment is specified, and it may take a while to receive a response.  Humor/everyday submissions should be sent separately from seasonal ones.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Calypso Cards

Calypso Cards does not offer a lot of details for potential submitters, but they are open to submissions (copy or art).  No payment terms are specified, and their guidelines page says they'll only contact you if they decide to use your idea.  Submissions and inquiries should be made via email.

Calypso currently wants greeting card ideas for their Selfish Kitty line: "... a humor line which is edgy but not cruel or degrading."

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Senate candidate sponsors slogan contest, then drops out

Dan McQueen, a former Texas mayor turned Senate candidate, was (and possibly still is) hosting a slogan contest in an attempt to raise money for "Texas Breaks Addiction."  At stake in the contest: McQueen's 1980 Corvette.

The prize may sound impressive, but there are many red flags with this contest:

  • There is a $100 entry fee.
  • McQueen recently sponsored an essay contest and put a 12,000-square-foot property up as the prize.  It's not clear whether or not that contest has been canceled.
  • No description of the car is given, other than the year and model.  McQueen even uses a stand-in picture for the car online.
  • All rights to any slogans entered in this contest are given up by the slogan writer.
  • McQueen resigned as mayor after less than 40 days in office, and has now dropped out of the Senate race.  His website,, appears to be down (although interestingly, the slogan contest flyer is still live).

All signs point to this contest being scrubbed, but on the off chance that it's still going, it seems to be one to avoid.  The postmark deadline is listed as January 31st, 2018, and it will be interesting to see if the contest is officially canceled before then.