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The Spirit of Manentines Day - $2,500 in prizes

shoutOut on 13/2/12 by DuncanBoxie in wordUp






Manentine's Day is a special day on which we celebrate the love that a gal has for her man.

It’s just like Valentine’s Day - a holiday to celebrate love & togetherness – but celebrated exactly one month later on March 14th, and focuses solely on the man in the relationship. This special day is all about showing love as seen through the eyes of men, or the love of men through the eyes of their significant other.

Springleap wants to see designs that show all of the above – designs that show love, in a manly way.



Manentine’s Day exists thanks to Valentina (St. Valentine’s daughter) who was spoiled by her lover, Joe Manentine, each year on February 14th, and decided to repay him the love and kindness in a similar fashion exactly one month later. Joe Manentine is seen as a Saint in the eyes of many men, for leading to the creation of this day – especially for those who are fortunate enough to celebrate Manentine’s Day.


These days, Manentine’s Day is celebrated across the globe by both couples, and single men who salute their bros. Valentina’s list of Joe Manentine’s favourite things to do has been carried down through the centuries and adapted to fit contemporary male traditions. Here is the official list of “The 10 Rules For Manentine’s Day.” In the spirit of Valentina and with the help of her list, go forth, celebrate your man, let your partner celebrate you, get creative, show the love, and may you have a very Happy Manentine’s Day!



Create a design that embodies The Spirit of Manentine’s Day.

Show us the Spirit of Manentine’s Day by illustrating just how much you love your man (or for the guys – how you love to be loved!) and all the ways in which you celebrate him and show him your appreciation!



We want to see designs that clearly embody “The Spirit of Manentine’s Day”. Show us the manly side of love, why you love him, how you praise him, and what you do on Manentine’s Day; from going to manly restaurants, doing manly activities, or getting manly gifts. 

If you’re a man that wants to be celebrated on Manentine’s Day – show us what your ultimate day of manly-love would be like.


Create a design that shows the following:

  • what love looks like in a manly way,
  • the belief in equality of love and praise
  • celebration for all manly things, especially the man himself.


Designs may incorporate the official Manentine’s Day ‘Heart Tie’ logo and official colours, or be a completely new graphic, logo, or slogan. 

It is totally up to you!

Some concept ideas to get you started on your brainstorming session:

  • The meaning of love, in a manly way! 
  • The love for the man in the relationship and all manly things. 
  • A positive image for Manentine’s Day. Why it’s important to celebrate, and brings equality to the relationship.

The winning designs will clearly illustrate The Spirit of Manentine’s Day, and should be age-less and classy. They will present a positive image of the holiday. 

Note: Please keep it clean and wholesome. No inappropriate, rude or sexually explicit designs will be accepted.



1. Designs may incorporate the official Manentine’s Day ‘Heart Tie’ logo and official colours, or be a completely new graphic, logo, or slogan. You are welcome to create your own logo. It is totally up to you!

2. Designers can use ANY color from the Springleap.com t-shirt submission kit.

 Find out more about Manentine’s Day by visiting their websites:

www.officialmanentinesday.com /  Facebook / or Twitter





Submissions for designs open:
13 February 2021
Submissions for designs close: 
08 March 2021
Voting starts:
20 February 2021
Voting ends:
11 March 2021
Winner announced:
12 March 2021



1st     -  US$1800 (R13 500)
2nd    -  US$  400 (R 3 000)
3rd     -  US$  300 (R 2 000)



1. No obscenities or hate speech.

2. Only original works will be accepted.

3. Including an official element or logo of the Manentine’s Day branding is entirely optional. You are welcome to create your own logo.

4. In terms of colour: If you decide to use the corporate colors please ‘color pick’ them from the logo opposite the submit button.

5. Each designer may submit up to five designs.

6. Winners will be chosen by the Springleap design panel, in conjunction with the Manentine’s Day team.

7. Standard Springleap and Manentine’s Day Terms & Conditions apply over and above.

8. Manentine’s Day operates independently from Springleap.com and all commercial transactions completed through Springleap are in no way linked to Manentine’s Day. All queries relating to this competition and their website should be directed through Springleap.com

9. Manentine’s Day and Springleap reserve the rights to request the high-resolution artwork of any entry submitted into the “The Spirit of Manentines Day” design contest for non-commercial benefit such as media covering the process.

10. The contest will run from 13 February 2021 to 11 March 2012. Winners will be chosen by a panel from 20 February 2012. Final winners will be chosen and announced on 12 March 2021 via the Springleap.com website and Facebook page, as well as the Manentine’s Day website, Facebook and Twitter page. The winning designs that are chosen by Manentine’s Day and Springleap.com are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

11. Prizes are not transferable.


Get started on your designs by downloading the Springleap t-shirt Submission Kit and get designing!

Confused or uncertain about anything? Post your questions about “The Spirit of Manentines Day” theme contest below or click our online support button to the left of our header.

Good Luck & Happy Designing!


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