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Springleap and Turbovite presents: Stepdog 'Powered by music' design competition

shoutOut on 11/4/11 by amyabrahams in paparazzi

This competition is going to be music to your ears!

Springleap.com brings you the Stepdog theme competition, in association with Turbovite. It’s time to celebrate the very best in South African music, with our first ever band competition!

Stepdog, would like to challenge your design skills by asking you to create their new band t-shirt, which will be sold at gigs and right here on Springleap.com

Music is undoubtedly one of the most influential experiences of human society!
It has the ability to make us smile, laugh and cry.
Music has the ability to get you on your feet, to make you shout with happiness, or even join a social revolution.

Stepdog is a South African Folk rock band, based in picturesque Stellenbosch. They have been described as a “ super tight three-piece bearded wonder and produce a funky blend of Creedance Revival meets Bob Dylan with really raspy vocals and toe tapping rhythms ”.
If you listen to their music you will understand why this description is so appropriate.

The well known energy supplement specialists, Turbovite, were awesome enough to sponsor the prize money for this rocking theme competition.
Turbovite is a body and mind energy booster that can power your life, no matter how active your lifestyle.
Find out more about Turbovite

We are all… Powered by music!

This is the core concept behind our latest theme competition.

It’s time to get creative. How does music power your life?

Create a design that shows how music has the ability to influence our lives and gives us the power to be who we truly are.

Illustrate to us the underlying theme: Powered by music.


1.) Listen to the Stepdog songs on the brief page, choose one and use it as your theme. If you would like to read the lyrics please go to www.stepdog.co.za
Let your imagination do the rest!

2.) The Stepdog logo needs to be used in the design.
Download the vector by clicking the link below.
Stepdog vector

3.) Designs on Black t-shirts ONLY.


Turbovite have put up an awesome prize of US$700 [or R5000] for the winner of the Stepdog ‘Powered by music’ competition.

The winning design will be transformed into a t-shirt and will be sold by the band at gig venues and across the world through Springleap.com’s online store.


1. You know the drill NO OBSCENITY, NO HATE SPEECH, ONLY ORIGINAL WORKS …all that jazz.

2. You can submit up to 5 designs so go wild! The more designs you submit the greater chances you have of winning!

3. Winners will now be chosen using votes as an indicator. The top 10 voted designs will get the golden stamp of approval and go in for review. The final verdict will come down to our esteemed design panel here at Springleap in conjunction with Stepdog.

4. Standard Springleap terms and conditions apply over and above.

5. Stepdog and Springleap reserve the rights to request the high-resolution artwork of any entry submitted into the “Powered by music” competition for non-commercial benefit such as an even media covering the process – but do not own the rights to any of the designs except the winner and thus may not print these runner-up designs for commercial resale unless by consent and arrangement in writing with the designer concerned.

Everyone WINS!!

Dates to diarise:

Submissions for designs open: 11 April 2021

Submissions for designs close: 02 May 2021

Voting starts: 02 May 2021

Voting ends: 12 May 2021

Winner is announced: 16 May 2021

In order to get started on your designs download the Springleap t-shirt Submission Kit and get started right away!

Confused or uncertain about anything?
Post your questions about the ‘Powered by music’ theme competition on the brief page or click our online support button to the left of our page.

Good Luck and Happy Designing!

More About Springleap.com
Springleap.com is an online crowdsourcing t-shirt design website, launched in 2008 by co-founders and long-standing friends, Eran Eyal and Eric Edelstein. Springleap has since grown into a well-established design platform that empowers up-and-coming designers and artists from across the globe by providing them with a platform where they can display their work, gain exposure and valuable feedback from a design-focused online community, and start earning great cash prizes and royalties on their winning designs.

Regular open-theme and ad-hoc brand- or band-sponsored competitions are hosted on the website to source great designs for t-shirts, apparel and other purposes. Local and international artists submit designs from all around the world to win large cash prizes, royalties and exposure. The public and online community then vote for the top designs, and a seasoned Springleap judge-panel (along with the sponsor for brand-sponsored competitions) selects the final winner.

In addition to it’s regular design-sourcing services, Springleap also offers corporate and promotional printing services.

Some of Springleap’s great achievements include a second place at the 2008 Innovation Awards in California, and winning the South African e-Commerce Award in 2009.

Quote by Amy Abrahams (Marketing/PR manager at Springleap): “ I have always been really passionate about music and design. The Springleap Team is fueled by the constant creative flow in our environment and it brings us great pleasure to be collaborating with Stepdog and Turbovite on Springleap’s first ever band competition. As Springleap’s Head of PR and Marketing, I’m constantly on the look-out for new and exciting creative and artist-focused ventures, and music seems to be the natural progression for us. We are thrilled to be involved with Stepdog and Turbovite, and have no doubt that the Springleap community will deliver designs that truly capture the band’s spirit ”.

For press information and interviews, contact Tim Hill at Tuned In Publicity on tim@tunedinpublicity.co.za .


Facebook: www.facebook.com/stepdogband
Music Download: www.stepdog.co.za
Music Video: www.youtube.com/stepdogmusicvideos

Brendan Sterley
Apollo Artist Agency
brendan@apolloartists.co.za | 082 3361836 | 021 8839056


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