THE DARK KNIGHT RISES T-Shirt Design Contest Judged By Christopher Nolan

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES T-Shirt Design Contest Judged By Christopher Nolan

Listen up artists and Batman fans! Warner Bros. and Design By Humans have teamed up for an official contest inspired by The Dark Knight Rises. The top three winners will be chosen by Christopher Nolan!

Who Will Rise? Over $13,000 incash and prizes. Every artist has a journey, every journey has an end.

The contest is only for human beings that are above the age of eighteen. Well, I guess a dog, or any animal could submit their entry, but I doubt any would be any good, and not many animals live past the age of eighteen, so sucks to be them.

Earlier I was lead to believe that only residents of the United States would be allowed to participate, but I've just been informed that International entries will be allowed as well.

As for the artists below eighteen don't feel too bad as I could submit your entries and then we'll split the money 80-20. That's eighty percent for me for telling you about the contest, and for performing the strenuous task of hitting the submit button. You're welcome!

Visit Design By Humans Website To See All the Details

From the top 10 finalists selected, the top 3 winners will be chosen by The Dark Knight Rises Director/Writer/Producer Christopher Nolan and Producer Emma Thomas. Collectively, finalists will have the opportunity to win up to $12,500 in prize money for their winning t-shirt design, with the top prize being $3,500. The contest starts now and we will be accepting submissions until April 11th at midnight. The contest is free to enter, but you must follow the guidelines and accept the terms below.


  • If the logo is to be used, artist must use the official Bat emblem from The Dark Knight Rises as provided in this link.

  • Interpretations of The Dark Knight Rises versions of Batman, Catwoman, Bane and other Batman elements are allowed.

  • Two-Face, The Joker or Scarecrow are not allowed and will be rejected.

  • All submissions are reviewed by Design By Humans and Warner Bros.

  • Read the DBH submission Terms of Service.

  • ........................................


  • March 19, 2012
    Official The Dark Knight Rises contest begins

  • April 11, 2012 - Midnight PST
    Submission ends

  • April 22, 2012 - Midnight PST
    Online voting ends

  • April 30, 2012
    Top 5 Winners Countdown Begins

  • CBM would love to see the designs that you come up with. Feel free to post your
    marvelous creations in the comment section. And good luck!

    The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20th 2012 and stars Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, Gary Oldman as Jim Gordon, Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake and Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate.

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    antonio - 3/19/2012, 12:44 PM
    Cool beans.
    RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 3/19/2012, 12:45 PM
    That's a really cool idea.
    dahamma - 3/19/2012, 1:06 PM
    dangg Grif actually has a point lol
    batfan175 - 3/19/2012, 1:08 PM
    Cool idea.
    invalensname5 - 3/19/2012, 1:09 PM
    Two-Face, The Joker or Scarecrow are not allowed and will be rejected.....

    Hmmm... characters not in this movie maybe? By that, I mean Scarecrow won't be.
    batmanrises - 3/19/2012, 1:09 PM
    Sickkkkk... I might have to submit an entry.
    HavocPrime - 3/19/2012, 1:11 PM
    lol Grif

    Still a pretty cool idea though
    batfan175 - 3/19/2012, 1:13 PM
    @grif: it's not only Nolan who's gonna be judging these t-shirts.

    PS: your posts are all the same and therefore i wouldn't judge other people's originality if i were you.
    thewonderer - 3/19/2012, 1:14 PM
    Nolan has the sense to write a Catwoman that means more than just a slut with boobs...and people think HE'S the one who doesn't know?

    Silly marvel tards
    RexBlazer1 - 3/19/2012, 1:17 PM
    Grif, shut the (frick) up, no one likes somebody who calls everything crappy. Or are you purposely annoying people because you like being called an annoying bastard?
    AsianVersionOfET - 3/19/2012, 1:28 PM
    Hey Grif....Yeah. Go die. Anyways! I really wanna win this!
    AsianVersionOfET - 3/19/2012, 1:30 PM
    Sorry nailbiter111, I couldn't help it!
    HelaGood - 3/19/2012, 1:41 PM
    yeah im with Grif on this one... why Nolan??? seriously. hes a great director AND a tshirt expert?? if that is true, the man has waaaay too much talent for this planet...
    HelaGood - 3/19/2012, 1:42 PM
    @Nomis you mean take it out of it's museum display case and dust it off? ;)
    Steping - 3/19/2012, 1:55 PM
    That's a really cool idea.
    pepe - 3/19/2012, 1:56 PM
    nowtheresaBATman - 3/19/2012, 2:02 PM
    haha Tea for the win!
    antonio - 3/19/2012, 2:08 PM
    SPOILER ALERT!!!! Tea is the man!!!!
    HelaGood - 3/19/2012, 2:25 PM
    LMAO @ TEA!!!!
    AsianVersionOfET - 3/19/2012, 2:33 PM
    @Tea, okay okay. That last one got me.
    HelaGood - 3/19/2012, 2:42 PM
    did one real quick just to say i did...

    Fogs - 3/19/2012, 2:44 PM
    Because Nolan is THE person on the whole movie team to judge design, right?

    Yeah, I'm just being nitpicky here.
    PeterDarker121 - 3/19/2012, 2:56 PM
    @Tea pretty damn funny!
    @HelaGood You know, that's pretty cool actually..

    Hmm..I notice Robin's allowed...:P lol
    Knightrider - 3/19/2012, 3:04 PM
    Come on people this is a bit if fun, can't understand why people are having a go.
    HelaGood - 3/19/2012, 3:09 PM
    thanks, nailbiter, tea, and peterdarker!
    nothing incredible, but i would wear it. ;)
    Spidey91 - 3/19/2012, 3:14 PM
    Tea wins,the contest is over :P
    HelaGood - 3/19/2012, 3:18 PM
    i confirm Spidey91 's comment! hopefully the shirt animates faster when the music speeds up!
    JJarmstrong - 3/19/2012, 3:22 PM
    this is what i've submitted!

    PeterDarker121 - 3/19/2012, 3:33 PM
    @Tea LMFAO!! Dude...
    HelaGood - 3/19/2012, 3:35 PM
    LMAO @ Tea!
    HelaGood - 3/19/2012, 3:35 PM
    @Tea you HAVE to submit these designs!!!!!
    SpiderFan35 - 3/19/2012, 3:42 PM
    Nice work so far all, even yours Tea lol.

    I'm no designer but I did find this on the interwebs and it made me laugh.

    HelaGood - 3/19/2012, 4:06 PM
    LMAO @ Tea!!! thats the best one yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    laughterman26 - 3/19/2012, 4:16 PM
    i want in.
    HelaGood - 3/19/2012, 4:22 PM
    i already got a rejection email! LOL even before the voting starts! wow...
    MrPagBrewster - 3/19/2012, 4:44 PM
    @SpiderFan, hil-lar-i-ous.
    CaptainObvious - 3/19/2012, 5:15 PM
    @teabag, Oh God, I can't stop laughing!
    Spidey91 - 3/19/2012, 7:03 PM
    ^^ roflcopter: lololololololololol xD
    HelaGood - 3/20/2012, 8:05 AM
    @nailbiter111 apparently they are looking for ground-breaking designs... where i was just trying to make something that i would wear.
    HelaGood - 3/20/2012, 3:58 PM
    ok, now im getting pissed... i submitted 3 designs and they keep telling me it is rejected because of the quality. wtf?!?!? anyone have any luck besides tea?
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