Receive $1500 and global recognition for your design

Design a t-shirt for legendary rock band, Queen

Winner Announced On
May 25, 2011
As one of the most talented, glamorous and influential bands in musical history, legendary rock band Queen have left an indelible mark. As the band begin celebrations for their 40th anniversary, you can now get a chance to be part of their fabulous history. Queen, whose artworks have become among the most collected in the world, are looking for fashion designers, illustrators and graphic designers to create a brand new t-shirt design inspired by their music and legacy. The winning t-shirt will be sold in Queen's online stores on the band's official site and the Mercury Phoenix Trust website,, with all proceeds going to help Fight AIDS Worldwide. And who knows, the band might even wear it themselves.

Click on “Participate” and download the Queen crest and other assets then submit your t-shirt design in .jpg format (up to 5MB).

It is not mandatory that the Queen crest is a part of your original design, but representatives of Queen would like to see the crest placed somewhere on the t-shirt.

March 2011 sees the re-release of Queen’s first five albums – one of the most exciting and influential back catalogues of all time. Recorded in the maelstrom of the early 1970’s London music scene Queen created a groundbreaking and unique soundtrack that remains globally influential today.
Since 1992 the Mercury Phoenix Trust has been responsible for donating more than $15 million in the fight against AIDS making over 750 grants to charities worldwide. Applications for grants have come in from many countries around the world and collaboration has been realized with groups as far removed as the World Health Organization to grass-root organizations run partly by voluntary workers in Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Zambia, Nepal and India. The Trust has adapted its policy to concentrate on HIV/AIDS education and awareness in the developing world.
Queen band members, guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor will choose the winner from the top voted submissions.

The winner will receive worldwide exposure by being featured on Queen’s official website and across their social media channels including their Facebook page which has over 7.5 million fans. The winning t-shirt design will be sold on Queen’s official website and in the Mercury Phoenix Trust online store and the winner will receive $1,500.

A further 10 designers who receive the most votes will share a prize pool of $1,500.

Assignment of rights to Queen for the winning design is a condition of receiving the winning prize. No entrant can commercially exploit their designs without Queen's prior consent.

Key Dates
  • Submit By: April 20, 2011 at 10:00 AM
  • Voting Starts: April 20, 2011 at 10:00 AM
  • Voting Ends: April 27, 2011 at 10:00 AM
  • Winner Announcement: May 25, 2011