Terms & Conditions



  • The “PacSun Design Competition” (“Competition”) hosted by Hypebeast Hong Kong Limited (“Hypebeast”) and Pacific Sunwear Stores LLC (“PacSun” and together with “Hypebeast”, the “Sponsors”)
  • By agreeing to join the Competition by act of submission, participants will be deemed to have agreed and be bound by the terms and conditions stated herein below (“Rules”).
  • The Competition is open to all individuals legally residing in the United States only, who are age 18 or above (“Participant”). Any Participant aged below 18 or a party to any agreement with any third party that might interfere with Participants participation in the Competition and/or acceptance of the prize awarded during the Competition Period or at time of prize fulfillment, acceptance and/or participation, are not permitted to enter and if found, will be disqualified immediately.
  • Hypebeast reserves the right to exclude any entry from the Competition at any time if it reasonably believes that a Participant has breached any of the Rules, or if a Participant’s entry is contrary to, prohibited or restricted by local law where the participant is legally residing at the material time. In this case, such entry will be treated as void immediately without notice.
  • Hypebeast holds the final decision on the eligibility of all entrants.
Competition Period
  • The Competition will only accept entries submitted from 3/11/2021 12AM EST to 3/18/2021 11:59 PM EST
Entry Submission
  • All entries must comply with the submission requirements and formats set out below, failing which, Hypebeast reserves the right to disqualify the Participant at any stage of the Competition and will not be held liable for submissions received.
  • Submission requirements:
    • Theme: PacSun Spring 21 Design Collection
    • Entry submission information:
  • Submission formats: Implent design onto “White Tee CAD.ai” DOWNLOAD HERE
  • Submission method:
    • Email / submission channel Please email submission to usa.giveaways@hypebeast.com
  • Each Participant may not submit more than one entry. All entries must be the original work of the Participant and may not contain elements which are/have been created, developed, copyrighted, trademarked and/or patented by third parties or which are owned or subject to proprietary or licensing rights of or by an entity other than Participant personally and in Participant’s individual capacity. Any entries that do not meet the requirements of the previous sentence will not be accepted or will otherwise be disqualified. Each Participant agrees that he/she is the sole creator and owner of the entire copyright in their respective entry entered.
  • Participants are advised to retain a duplicate copy of their own submission in case of any unforeseen conditions or circumstances which may lead to loss or damage of the entries.
  • All entries must not have been submitted for any other competition, or provided to any third party for any purpose prior to entering into the Competition.
  • No application fee or purchase is necessary to enter. However, all costs required in and incidental to the submissions will be borne by the Participants solely.
  • Any and all Participants who wish to enter into the Competition must provide Hypebeast with his/her full name, current residential address (PO box excluded), telephone number and email address.
  • Automated or robotic entries submitted by individuals will be disqualified immediately. Any attempt by a Participant to submit more than once by using multiple/different email addresses, residential addresses, identifies, registrations, logins or other methods will result in that Participant being disqualified immediately and all of his/her entries void.
  • Hypebeast’s database clock will be the official time keeper for the Competition.
Results Announcement
  • Winning results will be announced on hypebeast.com on 4/02/2021 EST. The winner will also be notified by email separately.
Intellectual Property Rights
  • All Participants who submit entries to the Competition, agree to assign all intellectual property rights of the winning design to Sponsors. Simultaneously, the winning Participant also waives all so-called “moral rights” in connection with the winning design. By the act of entering the Competition, at the point of entry each eligible Participant grants to Sponsors and assigns to Sponsors a perpetual, royalty-free, unlimited, unconditional right to exhibit, copy, use, reproduce, edit, and distribute all or part of his/her submission and/or winning design, in any manner, an unlimited amount of times, in any and all forms of production or media, now known or hereafter devised for any purpose, throughout the world. Sponsors may use the winning design to advertise, promote and publicize the Competition or Sponsors’ websites in all media throughout the universe and may authorize others to do so. The Participant acknowledges that Sponsors may use the winning design in accordance with the permission granted herein without any payment to the Participant or any third party.
  • Participants further agree to waive all rights to receive any royalties or other considerations, whether now or in future, for any assignments stipulated herein other than the Prize set in the Rules.
  • Sponsors (and/or sublicensee) will own the winning Participant’s submission and materials, and will have worldwide, exclusive, irrevocable, perpetual right to use such submission for the purpose set out herein. Any Participants who are not the selected winner will have their respective submissions and designs, together with its intellectual property rights, reverted.
  • All submissions must be original works and be free of encumbrance from third parties, and free from infringement of any existing intellectual property rights.
  • Participants shall bear full legal and related responsibilities arising from any possible breach of intellectual property rights in respect of their entries, and shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless Sponsors together with its respective holding company, affiliates, subsidiaries, clients, contractors, directors, employees, representatives, agents, licensees and assigns from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses arising from breach of the aforesaid and/or the Rules.
  • If a Participant is found to have disposed, assigned, transfer, provided as security, apply, register any or all of the intellectual property rights or any other rights concerning the submission and design, prior or after the submission, that Participant’s entry and submission will be void immediately.
  • The winning design is subject to investigation over its originality and eligibility for trademark and copyright protection registration. If such design does not comply with the requirement, Sponsors have the discretion to forfeit the Prize without further liability to the winning Participant or any other persons, and Sponsors may at its sole discretion select the winning design amongst the other Participants’ submissions.
  • If Sponsors is of the view that none of the submissions are viewed as appropriate or satisfies the Rules, it shall not be obliged to accept or approve any entry.
  • Sponsors reserve the right to modify the winning design professionally and/or develop different versions of the design with relation to its color, size, form, resolution and any other features, with or without the consent of the winning Participant as the creator of such design.
  • By joining the Competition, Participants agree and accept that Sponsors has the right to use, display or publish the winning design selected from the Competition for the following purposes: (i) print publication; (ii) online publication; (iii) promotional items; (iv) merchandise; (v) marketing materials; (vi) any other publication platforms owned or operated by Sponsors or its client, provided that the any use of the winning design is limited and related to the PacSun’s Spring ’21 collection.
Qualifying Panel
  • Qualifying panel will be comprised of members from Sponsors and Mike Cherman where the panel will shortlist five designs that will enter into the finalist round.
Qualifying Criteria
  • All submissions will be assessed by the Qualifying Panel based on the following criteria:
    • Design successfully applied to “White Tee CAD.pdf” file
    • Design successfully communicates themes for PacSun’s Spring ’21 collection
  • Notwithstanding, Hypebeast reserves the right to use any subjective criteria it chooses in shortlisting designs.
Finalist Judging and Selection Criteria
  • The winning design will be selected from amongst the designs that are shortlisted into the finalist round. Hypebeast’s audience will vote amongst the finalist designs via audience poll on hypebeast.com and via Hypebeast Style and Hypebeast Instagram, selection to take place during 3/19/2021 – 3/31/2021. At the end of the period, the design with the most votes will be determined as the winning design.
Prizes and Awards

Grand Award (1 winner):

  • Grand Prize Winner: The winning entry submitted by the Grand Prize Winner (“T-shirt Design”) will be produced and distributed by PacSun on its website and in PacSun’s stores in quantities and at prices determined in PacSun’s sole discretion. In addition, a prized opportunity to a one-on-one mentoring session with Chinatown Market founder Mike Cherman tentatively scheduled to take place on or before 4/30/2021 (actual date to be subsequently confirmed with Mike Cherman either directly or via Hypebeast)
  • Only one prize per Participant and per household will be awarded. Any Prize awarded is non-transferable, non-refundable, non-exchangeable, nor can it be redeemed for cash or substituted by the winner.
  • Prize Conditions: In the event the Sponsors are unable to provide any prize element for any reason, no compensation or substitution will be provided in lieu thereof; however, the remainder of prize package (if any) will be awarded and the Sponsors will have no further obligation to the winner. All details of the winning design production and distribution, including, but not limited to quantity, price and locations, will be at PacSun’s sole discretion. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied. Any federal, state and local taxes on any prize and all costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not expressly specified herein as being provided are the sole responsibility of the respective winner. The difference between any stated value and the actual value of a prize will not be awarded to the winner.
  • WINNER REQUIREMENTS: Winner will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability, Assignment, and, where legally permissible, a Publicity Release (together with any other documents that may be requested by the Sponsors), which must be returned along with valid proof of age upon winning notification or an alternate winner for that prize may be chosen.
Use of Personal Information
  • Any information supplied by the Participants for the purpose of the Competition will be treated as confidential, and will not be released by Hypebeast and any third parties without the Participant’s permission, save and except for the purpose of complying with the law, a court order or at the request of government authorities. Participant’s personal information will only be used for communications regarding the submission and selection, and otherwise necessary for administrative matters in connection with the selection.
  • All Participants acknowledge if they are selected as a winner, certain personally identifying information may be disclosed to third parties as required by law, including without limitation, a winner’s list. All personal information submitted as part of the Competition will be used in accordance with Hypebeast’s online privacy policy (https://hypebeast.com/privacy).
  • Any personal information that Participants share with Hypebeast will be kept secure and used as per the Rules and the above said Privacy Policy. Participants agree that all submitted information may be used by Hypebeast to administer this Competition. For competition entries and opt-in to receive marketing communications from Hypebeast, the Data Controller (as defined under the applicable data protection legislation) is Hypebeast (please refer to Hypebeast’s privacy policy for details: https://hypebeast.com/privacy). For opt-in marketing communications from PacSun, PacSun will be the Data Controller (please refer to PacSun’s privacy policy for details: https://www.pacsun.com/company/privacy-policy.html and Hypebeast acts as Data Processor (as defined under applicable data protection legislation) on behalf of PacSun.
Limitation of Liability
  • Sponsors are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Competition or by technical or human error in accessing towards processing submissions made for the Competition.
  • Sponsors accepts no responsible for any misdirected or loss mail, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, data submission delay, lost, error, non-recognizing, etc, due to computer, network and any technical issues or difficulties, or transmission, communication line failure, theft, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, any or all of the Participants’ submissions. Proof of dispatch will not be treated as proof of delivery or as successful transmission of the entry. All Participants in the Competition enter on a voluntary basis. Sponsors will be exempted from all legal liability, compensation and responsibility that may be caused by the Competition and/or the Prize.
  • Decision made by the panel of judges shall be final. Any objection of the participants will not be considered. In case of any dispute, Hypebeast reserves the final decision, including the right to suspend, change or terminate the Competition and any of its terms and conditions without prior notice.
  • By entering into the Competition, each Participant agree (for him/herself and their respective heirs) that Sponsors and its respective affiliates, clients, agents, and any entity involved in any aspect of the Competition (all aforesaid parties are collectively referred to as “Released Parties”) will have no liability, and will be held harmless from and against liability, loss, injury or damage to property or person, including death, reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of acceptance, possession, use or misuse in participating in the Competition or over the Prize. Nothing in these Rules shall seek to limit or exclude liability on behalf of any of the Released Parties for death or personal injury caused by gross negligence or fraudulent misrepresentation.
  • The decision of Hypebeast in all matters relating to this Competition, including whether the winning submission be adopted as the PacSun Design Competition, and winner selection, is full and final.