SXSW 2007 Interactive Pass Contest

That's right folks, just a little over two months to go until 'south-by' kicks off. The interactive component is, of course, what many of us will be heading down for but I know a few people sticking around for the music. (Incidentally, it's really easy to tell the music attendees from the interactive attendees from the film attendees.)

So, I've got an Interactive Pass up for grabs but I'll get to that in a bit. (What, are you in a hurry or sumthin'?)

In what has undoubtedly become the yearly geek pilgrimage, SXSW is a great opportunity to meet a lot of great, smart, fun and talented people. 2006 was my first year and I thoroughly enjoyed it. There was stuff going on every night and I literally spent each lunch and dinner with a different group of people. Oh, and there's panels where people talk about stuff.


Once again, Bryan Veloso is organizing his Avalonstar Bowling Extravaganza which is shaping up to be bigger and better than last year. I highly recommend you sign up if you can make it out.

Last year, I think we confused all the local college kids as a mass of drunken geeks had pretty much taken the place over their bowling alley. This year, if enough people sign up, Bryan expects we'll be able to rent out an entire alley for the night. Fun times.

Oh, and of course, I helped Bryan by putting together the backend for it. My little contribution to help enable some good times!


This year I'll also be speaking in "Uniting the Holy Trinity of Web Design" along with Cameron Adams, Dustin Diaz, and Sally Carson. We'll be discussing those three pillars of the web: HTML, CSS and, of course, JavaScript. We'll have to wait and see if any debauchery will ensue.

My own panel submission didn't make it through to the end but it's nice to know that I'll still get a chance to present.

Want to go?

So, all that lead in for this: I have an Interactive Pass up for grabs! That's $275 worth of fun. But, of course, there's a catch! I'm having a little contest:

The "Design a T-shirt so I can go to SXSW contest!"

That's right folks. Between now and Friday, January 12, 2007 23:59:59 EST (GMT-5), put together a design for what you think should be on a T-shirt. It can be funny, it can be serious, it can be whatever you want. Post a link to your entry in the comments of this post. Entries will be reviewed over the weekend with the winner announced Monday, January 15th.

Grab the logo in EPS format.

(And if you think it's too late to go, there's plenty of hotels within walking distance of the conference center still available.)

Published January 03, 2007
Categorized as Conferences
Short URL:


30 Comments · RSS feed
Jeff Croft said on January 03, 2007

Damn, I also had an extra Interactive pass (probably for the same reason as you) -- but I wasn't smart enough to do a content. I just gave it to my girlfriend (how boring!). Great idea. Anxious to see the designs. :)

Matthew Oliphant said on January 03, 2007

Mine likely has trademark issues and I only spent 10 minutes on this. Yes it took me 10 minutes, I suck.

My entry.

Thanks for a late afternoon diversion. :)

thestaticbot said on January 03, 2007

Awesome, too bad I am a teenager and too poor to go to SXSW. Have fun! and kick other's team asses! :D

Jessica Beck said on January 03, 2007

Quick question: what font do you use in your logo?

Jonathan Snook said on January 03, 2007

Matthew: Love the Green Lantern look to it!

Jessica: The font is AF Battersea.

Kevin said on January 03, 2007

Snook - I gave it a try.

Here ya go - Tee Shirt Entry

Keep up the great work.

Ranjani said on January 03, 2007

A draft for the sake of drafts:

Unicorn Lovings!

Jessica Beck said on January 03, 2007

Excellent. My entry is here.

Kasra K. said on January 03, 2007

Here's my pathetic attempt:


Aaron Bassett said on January 03, 2007

Well its 3:30am what else am I going to have to fill my time ;)

Excuse the rough edges, this is a quick working draft. But is a fairly simple design which I can tidy up fairly quickly

My entry

Chance G. said on January 03, 2007

Here is my quick entry for the competition:
Snook Shirts!

Kasra: Nice one!

David Peralty said on January 03, 2007

Here is my attempt at adding some pizazz to the snook logo.

Fun contest!

Scott G said on January 03, 2007

Will see you on the bowling ally then! This is my second year as well, so will have to meet you this year :-)

Yann said on January 04, 2007

Just passing by to give my opinion even if it doesn't count... :)

Chance G. > Quick entry??? No, I can't believe it : your shirts both are really great work !

Matthew Sanders said on January 04, 2007

My attempt at a t-shirt...

My entry

Hugh G. said on January 04, 2007

Hey Jon,

Are you looking for a design centered around SxSW, or an anytime-year-round design?

Jonathan Snook said on January 04, 2007

Hugh G: anything you want. :) I'm really leaving it open for everybody to have fun with.

kartooner said on January 04, 2007

I'd like to do a design, just for fun. Does this mean I can use your mug if needed?

Okay, okay, you pick, would you like your face plastered on:

a) Pauly Shore?
b) Cameron Diaz?
c) Wayne Brady
d) Zach Braff
e) David Bowie

Let me know. :) Great contest, by the way, for those who are eligible to win.

Jonathan Snook said on January 04, 2007

Well, if I have a choice, I think I'd have to say Zach Braff. :)

David Mead said on January 04, 2007

Here's my entry:

T-Shirt Design

Quick, simple and I would gladly donate my pass, if I won, to a co-worker as my pass should be on it's way.

Hope to see you there.

Justin Palmer said on January 04, 2007

I might as well take a stab at this, I was about to grab my ticket. :-)

Snook T-Shirt

Robert Day said on January 04, 2007

Awesome contest!

Here is my entry,

Hugh G. said on January 04, 2007

Okee dokee, here's my design.

David Melton said on January 04, 2007

You Digital Web folks sure are great contest-givers. Here is my T-shirt design.

Johan said on January 05, 2007

here is my first go at T-shirt ..??

Go see

Teevio said on January 11, 2007
Dan said on January 11, 2007

And... entered.

Check it out!

DJ said on January 12, 2007

Aw, what the heck....

here y'go!

Gonzaman said on January 12, 2007

Right on time...

snook shirt

joel said on January 14, 2007

what do i say..... er!!! hii

Sorry, comments are closed for this post. If you have any further questions or comments, feel free to send them to me directly.