Design A Merchandise Graphic For The Official

CP3 Family Collection

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August 12, 2017 11:59 P.M. PDT

Cash Award

  • Grand Prize $750.00 USD
  • Runner Up $500.00 USD
  • Fans Choice $250.00 USD
  • Honorable Mention (2) $100.00 USD


Weekly Winners (3) - Team CP3 Swag Pack

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Merchandise Graphic Specs

  • Your file should be a minimum resolution of 300 dpi and at least 6" in width and 6" in height. View our FAQs on submitting Merchandise Graphics.
  • For uploading, accepted file formats: .PSD, .TIF, .TIFF, or .EPS
  • .TIFF (or .TIF) formats should be flattened
  • .EPS formats must have all type converted to vector paths (traced or outlined)
  • RGB colorspace only
  • Max file size is 60mb


Don't feel constrained by borders. Design something that could be used on a T-Shirt, iPhone Case, Tote Bag or Water Bottle. Avoid designing for a poster layout and avoid background colors. For More Info

Creative Allies and CafePress are partnering to launch The Official CP3 Family Collection.

Chris Paul, 9x NBA All-star, and Team CP3 need your help to create graphics for official CP3 Family merchandise. The winning designs will be added to an exclusive collection and sold online to help grow the organization's ability to groom the next wave of superstar student athletes!

Winners will be announced throughout the three week contest so submit early AND often!

  • Grand Prize: One (1) winner will be chosen by Chris Paul to receive $750 and an autographed basketball.

  • Runner Up: The 2nd place winner will be awarded $500 and a pair of autographed CP3 shoes.

  • Fan’s Choice: Chris Paul fans worldwide will vote for their favorite design and the top designer will be awarded $250 and a CP3 swag pack.

  • Honorable Mentions: Two (2) designers will receive $100 and a Team CP3 Family T-shirt

  • Weekly Winners (x3): Winning designers will receive a CP3 swag pack

All submissions are eligible for the Grand Prize or Runner Up even if they receive a fan's choice, honorable mention, or a Weekly Winner award. The Grand Prize winner will be announced during the CP3 Rising Stars Basketball Camp on August 13th!

Suggested Theme & Style Guidelines

The values of hard work, teamwork, discipline, family, leadership, discipline, determination, excellence, and accountability should all come to mind when brainstorming about your creation. 

Create a design that empowers, inspires and/or motivates youth, athletes, and fans to strive for greatness on and off the court. Come up with something original OR use one of the following phrases as your guide:

  • Don't Settle

  • No Days Off

  • Real Winners Never Lose

  • Never Lose

  • Family on 3

  • Rising Stars

  • Keep Working

  • Excellence is a Habit

  • Bigger Than Basketball

Size - Please keep in mind the use of the design. The design must be scalable, meaning it can be applied as a small image on clothing, gym bags, hats, water bottles, and other forms of print and digital media. 

Things You Need To Include

  • All submissions must be original art/ illustrations
  • The winning designer should be able to submit a layered file (.psd, .eps, .ai)

Things You Should Avoid

  • Respect copyright. DO NOT submit copyrighted work
  • DO NOT use stock images or clip art
  • Your creation should not include graphics or logos from any existing CP3 or Team CP3 designs
  • DO NOT use photos of Chris Paul or his likeness in your design.
  • Absolutely NO photos.
  • DO not use any Nike, Jordan, or NBA graphics or logos