The winner of Groovin The Moo’s GTM Tee Three competition, Cory Thompson, has been stripped of his prize (iPad, tickets to GTM and a bunch of other stuff) after it was revealed he plagiarised the winning design. The competition called on artists to design a T Shirt that would be sold at the festival merchandise tent; however, Corey stole his design from the deviant art website and renamed it ‘Long Lost Flower Child’.
The GTM organisers have posted a statement on their Facebook page stating that a new winner will now be announced:
“Nothing like a bit of controversy to kick off the week. It seems we have a serious case of plagiarism in the GTM Tee Three competition – thanks to all our eagle eyes out there. We are in the process of re-evaluating and will be announcing the new GTM Tee Three winner tomorrow.”
The original winner announcement post has since been deleted; thankfully one of our writers was quick enough to grab a screen shot, see below: