Last updated at Thu, 31 Aug 2017 13:50:59 GMT

Every year amidst the writhing throng surging through the maze that is the Black Hat expo hall, we aim to give our customers, fans, and queue-jockeys something they'll covet – or at least save space for in their carry-on. In other words, the best damn t-shirt out there – one to rule them all, if you will.

We need people of intelligence on this sort of mission…quest…thing. The open-source t-shirt contest is one of our favorite ways to celebrate the community – designs by the community, for the community. So folks, the time has come to flex your creative muscles, dust off your stylus, and commit your “wouldn't this make a cool t-shirt” designs ideas to cold, hard reality. We love all things edgy, ASCII, out of the box, or nods to vintage Metasploit and pop culture.

More wordsmith than artiste? Witty taglines and wordplay are always welcome, so do your best and send it our way – we have a team of in-house designers to clean up any rough edges.

SUBMIT DESIGNS (and check out the competition) HERE: Brief | Rapid7 T-shirt Contest

The Reward: Glory and Riches

Your design will be printed on thousands of high-quality, torso-shaped slices of cotton, collected by the masses at Black Hat and other infosec events around the globe.

You will also receive $290 cash money. That's enough to buy 16 cyber squirrels, 1,160 top-of-the-line goldfish, or half of a hamburger in Vegas.

PLUS, as a Rapid7 Community member, we're offering you a pass to BSides Las Vegas this year. This is only available as a bonus to our community, so if you win, let us know that you saw this blog post and we'll hook you up!

The Fine Print

You can submit as many designs as you like via Designs | Rapid7 T-shirt Contest.

The contest ends June 2nd, and the winner will be notified in the following weeks.