To celebrate the launch of a new model of electric car called the Twizy, Renault are running a competition entitled “Design a Twizy”. The competition is targeted at students in further and higher education and gives them the chance to design their very own Twizy. The winning design will see the entrant having a year’s worth of tuition fees paid for. The second prize is a weekend for two in Paris, with the third prize winner taking home £250 in French Connection vouchers.
UK, London, 1, April 2011: The Annual Design Awards have assembled some of the most prominent figures in the design industry for their prestigious judging panel.
Now open for 2011 entries, these awards celebrate the best in design and offer up to $20,000 worth of prizes.
Following the outstanding success of their debut in 2010, the Annual Design Awards are gearing up to a second year and are now open for 2011 entries. Also known as the ANNDAS, the awards are quickly making their mark in the industry, something their chairman, David Laird, attributes to their focus on discovering and celebrating talent:
“We don’t have hundreds of pointless categories or high entry fees; instead we honour creativity at its best. This has not only made the ANNDAS accessible to a much wider group, but it has also meant that winning really represents an achievement in the business.”
One aspect which Laird cites as being vital to the integrity of the awards has been the quality of its jury. This year, the panel is made up of some of the biggest names in the design world, including Larissa Meek, Jacob Cass, Lindon Leader of FEDEX design fame and Brian Cannon, who has designed album covers for superstars such as Oasis and The Verve.
In addition to the prestige of being selected by these prominent judges, there are up to $20,000 worth of prizes on offer such as design software, subscriptions to PhotoXpress, a Gomedias Vector bundle and a trophy designed by the team behind those of The Golden Globes. Laird also points out that participating in the ANNDAS can open many doors:
“We’re here to promote fantastic designers and that’s what we work to do for our winners. For example, both winners and nominees are featured in the Designers Directory, in our hardback book and in our e-publications, which reach over a million industry professionals.”
Entries for the ANNDAS Awards have now started pouring in, with the final deadline on 22nd July 2011. Categories include Best Digital Art, Best Product Packaging Design and the brand new People’s Choice Award, which is voted for by the public. About the Annual Design Awards: The Annual Design Awards (ANNDAS) were founded in 2009 and are sponsored by several companies including Quantum Print, Envato and Digital Art. Entry is open to everyone worldwide.
Design Competition to Create a Movie Poster
Tiffany Shlain (founder of the Webby Awards) has come to Talenthouse to find an aspiring designer who would like the opportunity to work with her and create the official movie poster for her newest full feature film “Connected.”
Designers are asked to visit www.talenthouse.com, download the “Poster Logo + Photos to Use (ZIP)” and use the material to create an original movie poster that best captures both the concepts and feeling conveyed in the movie.
The winning design will be used in the marketing campaigns for “Connected” and will be put into consideration for The Hollywood Reporters prestigious 2011 Key Art Award. The designer will also be offered an internship with Tiffany if they are local to the San Francisco Bay Area, or three hours of mentorship with Tiffany if they live outside the area.
For more details visit www.talenthouse.com
Student Design Competition
Works with Water Nutraceuticals is launching a nationwide design competition for students across the UK’s leading colleges and universities, as part of the company’s new initiative to support young talent.
The top prize on offer includes a 4 week work placement at the winner’s choice of Works with Water Nutraceuticals’ prestigious creative agency partners, Elmwood or BJL. This will provide invaluable experience and contacts, and will help the winner’s CV stand out in today’s fiercely competitive workplace.
What’s more, the winning design will be printed on an exclusive canvas bag which will be available with purchases of Works with Water’s acne treatment help: clear skin, and will receive its own PR campaign.
To enter, students are invited to submit a design under the concept of ‘help: your confidence’, to portray a positive notion of increasing confidence and self esteem in young people. This is in recognition of the effect that acne can have on people’s confidence, and how acne treatments like help: clear skin can help to build self esteem.
The judging panel will consist of representatives from Works with Water Nutraceuticals, Elmwood, BJL and YouthNet – a charity dedicated to supporting young people.
The competition starts on 18 October 2010 and ends on 6 December 2010 at 5pm. All entries need to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org and will be displayed in a gallery on the Works with Water website. Full details, design brief and artwork specifications are online at www.workswithwater.co.uk/designcompetition.
I am delighted to announce a new design competition on Graphic Design Blog UK
Simply send me your best pieces of design work (along with an entry fee of just 1000 dollars per submission – cheques and paypal welcome).
What can I win?
One lucky winner will get exposure on this graphic design blog plus 500 dollars.
When will the winner be announced?
The winner will be announced in 2 month time after I have finished sunning myself in Barbados.
The competition above in fact does not exist, my flip flops are still in the cupboard. However I just wanted to point out how frustrated I get when I get sent emails advertising design competitions with big entry fees.
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I received an email just the other day about a design competition and was about to do a quick mention of it on my blog, but when I checked out the details I noticed that the submission fee was about 100 dollars – that just really winds me up. Is it really a competition when you pay such fees to enter? To top that off the winner didn’t win much money. Ok, so they will get exposure and their work gets included in a book, no doubt a book that the company in question will sell.
I would understand a small fee maybe 10 or 20 dollars to cover admin and to stop people sending in complete rubbish, but come on, high submission fees are just a rip off and not in the spirit of a competition.
What do you think?
“We have graffiti artists Jimi Crayon, Pinky and MNKY on board, to provide inspiration, who have designed their own bottle and street art designs (you can check them out: on facebook). The initiative will be supported with a digital gallery – www.malibu-rum.com/byu where fans can either upload a photograph of their creation or create their designs directly onto the Malibu By U bottle, using a range of creative tools available.”
Artists and designers are invited to come up with their own bottle design. You can upload your design to www.malibu-rum.com/byu and winners will get a trip to one of these locations – Rio, Vegas or Barbados.
Do you do something related to Graphic Design? Are you:
- A Graphic Designer who works for a company (perhaps you even own it)
- An Art Director
- A Web Designer
- A Freelance Graphic Designer
- A Graphic Design Student
Then why not share a day of your life on Graphic Design Blog
Email me at email@example.com with the answers to the questions below (numbers 1 to 11) plus a photo of yourself if you have one, and I will post the most interesting ones on my blog each week with a link back to your blog or website.
The Competition (now over)
Send a link to a video (on YouTube) which you have created of you sharing/talking about a day in your life – also email me a link to your website so I can link to it. There will be a $100 prize (payable by paypal) for the best video (in my opinion). Please make sure you include in your video that you are taking part in the Day in the life of… competition” on www.graphicdesignblog.co.uk or put a link in your Youtube info back to this post. Entries in by May 31st 2010. The winner will be chosen after this date.
1. A day in the life of a __________________ (fill in what you do for a living – must be graphic design related)
2. Your Name:
3. Company Name/University Name etc:
4. Web Address:
5. City, Country
6. How you Start the Day – ie. Get up what time, travel
7. First jobs
8. The rest of your work day
10. What you love about your job /course
11. What you hate about your job /student life
I hope you want to take part and look forward to hearing a bit about what everyone does