New this year! Design the conference t-shirt and win a free conference registration! That’s right–if your design is chosen as the conference t-shirt for the 2013 event, we’ll give you a free conference-only registration. Winner will be chosen by community voting.

Entering is simple:

Step 1: Go to the contest microsite to download the design template

Step 2: Save the t-shirt template to your computer and design away! Open this image in a photo editing software such as Photoshop, Illustrator or MS Paint. Insert images and don’t forget to include text boxes to show how/where text will go. You can put text on front only, back only or both locations.

Step 3: Fill out the entry form on the microsite which will have two fields for front and back text. This is to enable voters to be able to read exactly what your clever messaging says without squinting at the little t-shirt image which you will upload.

Step 4: Upload your t-shirt design image so we can see any graphic(s) you’d like to include.

Step 5: Don’t forget to go back to the site to vote for your design once voting has opened on April 8.

Good luck!

Cross posted from the Lucene/Solr Revolution blog