Official Twilight T-Shirt Contest Won't Let You Use Anything From Twilight
from the good-luck dept
David writes in to alert us to the rather hilarious situation where Cafe Press is running an official Twilight t-shirt design contest, where you can try to design a t-shirt for the upcoming release of the latest installment (didn’t the last one come out like 3 weeks ago?) in the series, called Eclipse. You’re supposed to design a t-shirt related to the movie, and you can win a $500 gift card.
That, of course, is not very interesting. Where it gets amusing is when you look at the restrictions in the fine print (I’ve bolded my favorites):
- No use of the official Twilight movie logo e.g.
- All images must be tagged with “twilight movie”
- No use of images or depictions of the actors in the movie
- No use of profanity, vulgar or hate language
- No use of explicit sexual language or graphics
- No use of copyrighted material from the movie or its promotional materials (e.g. no use of images of the movie, movie posters or from the movie website)
- No political party associations (e.g. republican, democrat, or candidates)
- No blood
- No fangs
- No stakes thru the heart
- No coffins
- No bats
- No use of Twilight book cover images
- No pictures of apples
- No journals (you cannot create Twilight journal products)
- No calendars (you cannot create Twilight calendar products)
- No Cards (you cannot create Twilight postcards, greeting cards and note cards)
- No Undergarments (you cannot create Twilight thongs or boxer shorts)
So, yes, go ahead and make an official Twilight movie shirt (but certainly not any other Cafe Press product), but don’t use anything from the actual movies or books or anything normally associated with vampires. Also, um, can someone explain to me the prohibition on apples?