Zed Contest FAQ & Timeline

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We’ve always turned to you and your outdoor adventures to fuel our designs. Now, we’re asking you to help us design three new Zed designs. 
Three lucky winners will receive a $300 cash prize, plus their design on one of the limited edition Zed Longboards. 

Here's How it Works

  1. Download the Zed template and get creative! We’re looking for original designs by YOU! While we love superheroes, TV characters, and pop-culture just as much as you do, licensed, trademarked, or copyrighted material is strictly prohibited. Same with nudity. Keep it clean, folks.

    Illustrator Template

    PDF Template

  2. Upload your design on the contest page and write about your design, what it means to you, and why you think it should be on a longboard! 

  3. Hang tight! We’ll be selecting 5 finalists and then opening up the vote to the public. Three finalists will be chosen and receive a $300 cash prize as well as their own designed board from this limited-run series.

The Details:
Length of Contest and Deadlines

Stage of Contest Start Date End Date
Submission Period February 10, 2020 @ 12:00am PST March 1, 2020 @ 11:59pm PST
Top 5 Finalists Announced March 2, 2020 March 2, 2020
Public Voting March 2, 2020 March 5, 2020 @ 11:59pm PST
Public Announcement/Contact of Winners March 6, 2020 March 6, 2020


How will the top 5 designs be selected?

The top 5 designs will be selected and chosen based on creativity, originality, and overall execution. The top 5 designs will then move on to the Public Voting period.

What kind of files do you accept?

Download our templates above. We accept .pdf and .ai files. If you have trouble uploading on the official contest page, please manually submit your design to contest@retrospec.com

Can I submit more than one design?

Yes! You can submit as many designs as you’d like as long as your design falls within our parameters and terms & conditions.

Can I print out the template and draw my design instead?

We will gladly accept hand-drawn submissions, however, they must be digitized and uploaded in a .pdf or .ai file.

How will I know if my design is selected?

We will be announcing our top 5 finalists and 3 winners and on social media, but we’ll also shoot you an email in both cases if you’re selected.


Got another question? Shoot an email to contest@retrospec.com

For official rules, refer to the Terms & Conditions.