The less said about 2020 the better, there's still one lingering reason to approach the year with hindsight, and that's with The Shiftee Awards! Unlike TP, there was no shortage of drool-worthy art this year, both from loyal repeat artists and brand-new submitters. Here are those that apexed everything and snagged a golden Torso.


The T-Shirt Drawer of Fame

Staff Picks From the Year

Kenny GP

As a rider, it’s always a rare pleasure to show off that passion with more two-wheeled designs, and this is the tee that gets the most action from my stuffed shirt drawer. The simple colours and bold lines make for such an attractive piece, and judging by its popularity, others agree!

ūĎĀčDaniel

Prost

I've always wanted to go to Oktoberfest and Bavaria has some storied automotive history being the home of BMW. The protip on the ground is that Stuttgart is where real Germans go to celebrate so why would you pass up the opportunity to go to Porsche and Mercedes HQ and kill two birds with one stein?

ūĎĀčKyle

King Sarther

As an art nerd i loved that this style reminded me of the artist Basquiat. It's very simple and graphic but still manages to be lively and full of character. Also a King Arthur reference for the name, absolutely *chef's kiss perfection!

-Monique

Periodic Maintenance

I had a periodic table of elements hanging up on my wall as a kid, no shame in my science nerd game!  I love all our designs but the super niche ones that are kind of like an inside joke are always at the top of my Shiftee listee!

-Kelsey

Sandstorm

Our most popular designs are those that elicit an emotional reaction from our fans. Sandstorm may have not been a top seller for us, but it hits that emotional connection for me, bringing me back to the early days of RC. While I’m not old enough to have owned this model myself, it was the forefather of many Tamiya designs, including a Monster Beetle I still have in my garage.

-Sebastian

Summer Body II

'cause I like to think of myself as someone who thinks IN the box and slightly underpowered.

-Joe

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The Stage 2 Award

Most popular new design from The year

Best Bro

Best Bro
by Geoff Ombao

Runners Up

AsteRISK - team blipshift
Quatt-whoa - Mycak Sames

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The +5HP Award

Tee most likely to be made a sticker

It'll Make It

It'll Make It
by Matthew McCarthy

Runners Up

Boosts Per Minute - Ar Riza Deli Henri
Prost! - Ben Brotsker

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The "It Belongs in a Museum" Award

Most Popular Print

Periodic Maintenance

Periodic Maintenance
by Anthony Chitay

Runners Up

Das Autodesk - Ar Rizza Deli Henri
Rule The Day - Mycak Sames

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The "Poster Boaster" Award

Most Sold Wall Art

Senn-sational

Senn-stational
by Mycak Sames

Runners Up

Le Monster - Ar Riza Deli Henri
On Your Mk - Dino Pros

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The "Hem Fatale" Award

Best Selling Women's Tee

It'll Make It

It'll Make It
by Matthew McCarthy

Runners Up

Aircool BNB - Twain Forsythe
Hop On - Wade Devers

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The "Start 'Em Young" Award

Most Popular Kids Tee

Caddyplasm

Caddyplasm
by Twain Forsythe

Runners Up

Best Bro - Geoff Ombao
Air Cooler - Wade Devers

15

New artists featured

74

Most published designs by one artist

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The Einstein Award

Most Successful Idea Submission

AsteRISK

AsteRISK
Idea by Sheen Hosseinpour

Runners Up

Pedalling Kids - Georgianne Barlow
Kenny GP - Vijay Hiremath

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The Bestomod Award

Best selling design resto-mod

First Responder VI

First Responder VII
by Chad Seip

Runners Up

Don't Skip V - Richard Caminita
Get Skidward V - Dane Arnold

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The "Closet Stuffer" Award

Prolific new artist

Sweet 16V

Jon Sheahan

Runners Up

Zach Hallum
Justin Flagg

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The "Michelshirtelo" Award

Most fruitful artist

02 Step

Twain Forsythe

Runners Up

Mycak Sames
André Shikay

900+

Number of submissions

31%

Acceptance rate

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The "Still Got It"
Award

Biggest Hit By BS

AsteRISK

AsteRISK
by team blipshift

Runners Up

What's up DOHC?
Spick and Spanner

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The "Limited-est Edition" Award

Biggest Bomb By BS

Tis The Season

Tis The Season
by team blipshift

Runners Up

ImPRESSive
Come on Downshift

 

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