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Deadline extended for NICAR T-shirt contest submissions

The deadline for submissions to this year's NICAR T-shirt contest has been extended from Oct. 18 to Oct. 23. Remember to please send official entries to Only submissions sent to that email will be entered in the contest. 

Designs will be posted online as they are received. Voting will open shortly after we’ve received all entries. 

The creator of the winning T-shirt also gets a free shirt and $50 in the IRE Store.

Have just the germ of an idea? Send in the text to us. Have a full-fledged graphical display to share? We’ll take JPGs, GIFs, PDFs or any other format you can come up with. All ideas are welcome, from a simple yet classic design with NICAR on it to bad SQL puns (SELECT * FROM tshirts WHERE tshirts.thisone = “Awesome”). There are only a few guidelines:

  • The T-shirt should include NICAR or National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting somewhere on it, but shouldn’t be designed specifically for the 2014 CAR Conference.
  • It must be work appropriate.
  • There are no restrictions on colors or design, but keep in mind the more detailed/multi-colored the graphic work the costlier it will be for NICAR to print the shirts.
  • By sending in the suggestion to NICAR you don’t retain rights to the final T-shirt. (This does not include bragging rights, which the creator will maintain in perpetuity.)


We look forward to your ideas and another great CAR Conference Feb. 27-March 2 in Baltimore. Here's a look at the entries so far:

Entry 1:


Entry 2: "Red Top"


Entry 3: "Robot"


Entry 4:


Entry 5:


Entry 6:

Entry 7: "Poe"

Entry 8: "The Wire"

Entry 9:

Entry 10:

Entry 11:


Entry 13:


Entry 14:

Entry 15:

Entry 16:

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