Design the next HQ t-shirt!

July 25, 2016 9:50 AM

Our community is growing, which means our brand is growing, too! So, we’re launching a contest to create the design for our next batch of t-shirts! 

What the design needs to showcase:
  • We’d love to see themes like community, entrepreneurship, startups, technology, forward thinking, growth, or a tie into the Southeast. (For reference, we currently have locations in Raleigh, Greensboro, and Charlotte; we’re expanding into Charleston, and we’re planning to grow across the Southeast from there). 
  • It must have our logo (either the HQ gear or the HQ Community logo - found here). 
  • The design can be a graphic or text -- we’re flexible and open to wordplay, phrases, icons, etc. 

How we’ll decide:
Our team will select our top 3 favorite designs and open those up for a public vote via social media. You need to be cool with us sharing your design online if it’s in the top 3. You can watermark it if you’d like. 

When & how to submit:
  • Please send all designs to Allyson at
  • Designs are due by August 5th at midnight. 

Why you should participate: 
You’ll get recognition as our t-shirt designer (we’ve got thousands of online followers and members across the country)! 

We also have winnings up for grabs: 
  • $50 Visa gift card
  • HQ gear (a t-shirt - duh- as well as a custom HQ bobble and HQ stickers) 
  • Products from HQ member companies 
  • Social media and e-news promotion
Some of the member's products you could win are swag from Iron Yard, all 3 Ello Raw flavors, a free office delivery of a case of beer from Brewpublik, 45 health coaching consultation from Coach Tam Fitness, Tech Talent South swag + 50% off any Fall class, Headbands of Hope Headband, and Postmates swag!

Questions? Holler at Allyson on Slack if you’re a member, or via email at  

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