UPPERCASE Magazine is seeking submissions for the second edition of their Surface Pattern Design Guide. The first edition Surface Pattern Design Guide was a part of issue 21 in Spring 2014; that issue is now available for free download. Our very own guild member Amy Peppler Adams was featured in the first UPPERCASE' Surface Pattern Design Guide!
"By being a part of the guide, your work will be exposed to an engaged and active readership of art and design buyers, potential clients, collaborators and consumers."
The guide will be a special part of issue #32 (Jan/Feb/Mar 2017.) Established and up-and-coming designers will be featured in the issue.
And for the first time, new designers may enter to win The UPPERCASE + Windham Fabrics New Designer Competition.The winner will have an opportunity to develop a fabric collection with Windham Fabrics, and have a feature in UPPERCASE magazine! Eligibility details can be found here.
The deadline for all entries is September 1, 2016.
And for a little inspiration, here is UPPERCASE publisher, editor and designer, Janine Vangool.
You'll remember our two part post from last September about Bridgeman Studio, the contemporary art licensing branch of Bridgeman Images.
Their second annual Bridgeman Studio Award Competition has been announced. It opens on April 15th, and submissions are due by June 15th.
Three First Prize winners of the Bridgeman Studio Award will receive their very own product line on CultureLabel, featuring their images. They will also be invited to join Bridgeman Studio for licensing and given one year’s free subscription, a value of £100 ($150).
The Grand Prize for 2015 will be an exceptional commission as well as a £500 cash prize. The winner will be commissioned to design the Wilderness Festival map, which 10,000 visitors to the festival will receive on arrival. A work of art in itself, the map will be a foldout A3 size and will be accompanied by large-scale maps posted around the Wilderness site during the festival in August.
And now some relevant stuff. This is an International competition! You need not live in the UK to enter! The copyright to the artwork is retained 100% by the artist. Each artist may submit as many as five design ideas. The entry can be photography, illustration, digital art or fine art. All images must be 100% original copyright owned by the artist, and not use any third party copyright material. For more details, please see the link above.
Spoonflower is teaming up with Love Patchwork and Quilting, and Denyse Schmidt in a special design challenge. I venture to say that we're all familiar with Spoonflower. Love Patchwork and Quilting is a new entrant to the world of quilting periodicals. Even non-quilters may be familiar with Denyse Schmidt's lovely modern, yet traditional, quilts. Guest judge, Denyse Schmidt, will pick a winner from the top ten community voted designs to be featured on the pages of an upcoming issue of Love Patchwork & Quilting. To find out more, please visit the contest page on Spoonflower.
Over at DesignMilk.com there's a giveaway going on. Three lucky people can win a one-year subscription to Squarespace!
Many designers use Squarespace for their portfolio websites, and even for on-line shops. The resulting websites are modern and professional in quality. This is a great opportunity to bootstrap your on-line presence. Head on over and enter. I know I am! And hurry! You've only got until January 12, 2014 to enter!
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