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Frequently Asked Questions

In case our site wasn't as straight forward as we thought.


General

Tournaments are one of the ways we curate our product designs. Most are open to the public and include a specific theme and a prize for the winning design.

Whenever a new tournament opens, artists from around the world, of all skill levels, submit their designs for you to vote on. Time is limited, so make sure you check back often for new content and to support your favorite artists.

When the tournament ends, we’ll take the most popular design and place it in our store for purchase.

Check out the live tournaments.
Voting is easy.

When you open into a tournament, you will be presented with one of several submitted designs. If you like the design, tap the heart icon, found at the bottom of your screen. A “like” will be added to that artist’s total, improving their chances of winning.

If you don’t like the design, click the dismiss icon. We’ll make sure you never have to look at it again. And we’ll also make sure the artist never finds out what happened.

Whichever way you decide, the next design will display and you can continue passing judgement to your heart’s content.
All tournament winners, along with a few other designs chosen by our staff, will beavailable in our store after a contest ends.

But what if the design you really liked doesn’t win? Have no fear!

During any tournament, you have the option to purchase your favorite designs, on the spot — no questions asked. We call this the “FOMO Shop” (patent-pending).

Learn more about how it works here.
Officially, only winning designs make it into our store. This means that if your favorite designs aren’t popular enough to take the prize — you may never see them again!

To address the anxiety this might cause, we created the “FOMO Shop” (or, “Fear Of Missing Out” shop). By selecting the FOMObutton during a contest, you can immediately purchase that design, and we’ll print and ship it to you even if it doesn’t win.

As a special bonus for your commitment, we’ll also reward the artist of that design with 3 extra likes added to their total. Just think — you might be the order that launches them into 1st place -- or… you’ll just have a rare piece of art to show off to your friends. Either way, we call that a win-win!

Check out the latest tournaments and get your favorites while you can.

For Artists

You’ll need a WAMI account to enter a tournament, so if you don’t have one,click here to create an account, then come back.

If you already have an account, you can head over to the Tournaments page to see what’s available. Each tournament will have a specific theme that your designs should follow as well as a deadline when your artwork must be submitted. Please note that voting may start while designs are still coming in, so the sooner you submit, the better.

When you find a tournament you’d like to enter, click the “Submit Art” button and start filling out the form fields. Note that for this step, you will need to upload certain types of files with specific requirements and you may need to be familiar with a design software.

File requirements will be noted on the submission form, so be sure to check your files before uploading to avoid being rejected.
Things are getting serious now, huh?

You may need some sort of design composition software (Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, Affinity Designer, Procreate, etc).

Each tournament will have its own unique requirements which can be found near the submission form. In this area, you'll also find a link to helpful templates and guides.

Typically, you will be submitting two (2) files:

1. Print-ready File
Your print-ready "source" file is required to be submitted at the proper dimensions (listed on the submission form), with high-resolution (300 dpi), in atransparent png file format. This file will be used for printing your design, so don't screw it up! OK?

Files that do not meet our requirements may be rejected and you will have to resubmit your design.


2. Promotional Art
Your promo art should showcase your design in a way that gives people an idea of how it will look on the final product. No matter which tournament you enter, your promotional art must be submitted as a jpg or png file at 1000 x 1000 px.
You can upload 5 designs per tournament... that's it.

Why? Because everyone secretly hate's the person who puts 100 raffle tickets in the jar -- don't be that person.
WAMI routinely takes on college interns who are looking to make it in the legal field. When you upload a design, this team of crackpots scour every source available to ensure that your submission doesn't violate any of our tournament rules.

Once they're satisfied that your design is eligible for entry, it will be added to the roster and you will see the status updated in your account.
Art is expressive, and we encourage that. However, there are lines that should not be crossed.

WAMI reserves the right to reject any submission that portrays or implies racism, pornography, or anything else that could commonly be considered offensive. In addition, we will reject any designs that include other logos, celebrity likenesses or other copyrighted material. The best advise we can offer is...

"Be cool".
Unlike some competitions out there, we respect the people's decision. Winners are decided by the number of up-votes, or "Likes", they receive. No internal deliberations, no gimmicks.

Each design submitted is shareable, giving artists (and their fans) a way to promote their work and improve their chances of victory.
The quickest way to spread the word is to click the Share Icon share, which can be found anywhere your design is displayed, and posting it directly to your social platforms.

During a tournament, you can find the share icon on the Voting screen and on the"My Designs" page of your account.

Pro tip:
Tell your audience about the FOMO Button fomo button so they can pump up your like count. Every FOMO Shop purchase equals 3 additional likes!
Absolutely you can.

Head over to your "My Designs" page to see all of your active designs and how well they are fairing in the Tournaments.

Don't forget to share your design with your fans, friends and family to boost your rating!
In most cases -- Yes, you retain the rights to your artwork.

When you submit designs to our public tournaments, you are granting WAMI Swag and our affiliates permission to display, print and sell your designs on any product.

Review our Terms of Service here.

Private Tournaments
When you submit designs to a private tournament, ownership of the designs will be determined by the specific terms and conditions posted on that tournament.

Artist Earnings

There are two ways to earn money.

Method #1: WIN!!!
When you enter a tournament, your design is put up for a vote. Collect the most "likes" and you will win the prize listed for that tournament. Easy -- like stealing candy from a baby... only... less creepy.


Method #2: Commission on sales
You will be paid a 20% Commission anytime a product is purchased with your design on it. This includes sales during the contest via the FOMO Shop and sales directly from our regular store lineup.

Keep in mind, that's 20% of the sale price; not some rounded down number from a spreadsheet you'll never see. So for example, if Sally buys a shirt with your design on it for, let's say $20, you'll receive $4 in commission (because 20 x 20% = 4).

To quote our friend Bob Parr, "Math is MATH!" -- it's incredible.

All earned money will be added to your WAMI account where you can Request a Payout when your balance is over $20.
You can track your commissions on the "Payouts" screen of your account.

Here you will see every design which has collected prize money and/or received orders from our shop, along with the totals earned by each design.

You will also see your available balance, payment history and lifetime earnings.

Please note that commissions are awarded once an order is shipped from our top-secret warehouse. So don't worry if your balance doesn't skyrocket immediately after that $1,300 order your grandma just placed.
As much as we'd love to keep collecting interest on your money, we've made it super easy to request a payout. Just head over to your Payouts account page and click

Request Payout



What's that, you don't see the button? This means one of two things.

1. You still need to setup your Paypal account.

We leverage Paypal for easy and secure payments to our users.

Head over to the payouts page, click the ( Setup ) button, and you will be guided through the setup process. Once this gets squared away, you can start requesting payouts.



2. You don't have enough money yet.

The WAMI gods have decided that you must have at least $20 in your account before you can request a payout. Why? Because moving your money around actually requires a bit of our money -- and we want to ensure that everyone is making out good on the deal.

But don't worry -- this isn't some sort of scam. Your money is yours and exceptions can be made in certain extreme situations. Feel free to email us at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Also, you can read our Terms of Service for a more jargon-y explanation.
Do you want the IRS knocking on your door? If the answer to that question is "Hell NO!", then the answer to "Am I required to report my earnings as income" is, "Absolutely, Yes!"

The U.S. government requires that you report the money you make from WAMI (or any other source) when you file your taxes each year -- even if you don’t want to.

However, while we here at WAMI are borderline geniuses, we are by no means legal experts -- especially where tax law is concerned. We would recommend seeking out a professional on the matter if you disagree with us.

Account

At any time, you can click your avatar in the upper right-hand corner and choose"Edit Profile" from the menu. Here you will be able to change certain aspects of your profile such as your name, email address, avatar, password, and connect or disconnect social accounts.
At any time, you can click your avatar in the upper right-hand corner and choose"Edit Profile" from the menu. Here, you will be able to select a new image for your profile.

Please note that when you sign up via a connected Google or Facebook account, your profile image will be automatically pulled from that account. You can still update it in your WAMI account without affecting your connect account's profile information.
At any time, you can click your avatar in the upper right-hand corner and choose "Change Password" from the menu. Here, you can choose a new password for your account.

If you happen to have forgotten your password, just head over to theLog In page and click "Forgot Password". Enter your email address, and we will send you instructions to reset your password.
If you do not have a password set for your WAMI account, it is because you chose to log in with a Google and/or Facebook account. When you do this, you are instantly authenticated through your connected account and do not have to type in a separate password for WAMI.

You can still go ahead and create a password for your WAMI account if you really want to. This will not affect your ability to log in using your connected accounts later.
You can view your order history here.

At any time, you can click your avatar in the upper right-hand corner, and then choose "My Orders" from the menu.
You will need to be at least 13 years old to create a WAMI account without a parent or guardian's permission.
Yes. You can choose to close your account.

Please note that this action can't be undone and all of your data will be lost; including submitted designs history, voting history and any unpaid commissions.

Please also note that designs which have been placed in our shop will remain available for sale in accordance with our Terms of Service, however, you will no longer receive commission on future sales.

To close your account, please send an email to [email protected].