Calling All Creatives!
We're hosting a contest for artists. That makes up a lot of us, so let me narrow it down: those of you who are gifted in design, drawing, visual media, photography, art, etc - this is for you.
Last year, around this time, we hosted a hoodie design contest for a new Levi The Poet pullover going into the fall and winter. We got a lot of submissions, and the winner was a gentleman from Colorado who submitted a piece that became our "Screams" hoodie, seen here. Well, we're retiring that design, and it's time for something new, which means there's new potential for your submission to be next.
We contemplated giving you detailed specifics, but decided to go more in the route of allowing you the creative freedom to submit your art without boundaries. Examples from last year ranged from lyric-specific design work from one or all of the Levi The Poet albums, photo-images that correlated to an emotion the designer connected with in a poem, quasi-anime Levi faces (no joke), kaleidoscopes, etc… and then, of course, drawings or creative images unrelated to the poems - animals, collages, busy, minimalistic, and so on. Perhaps you can consider incorporating the "three in One, be the breath in my lungs" logo into the design? You may submit designs for the front, back, or both, of the hoodie.
The sky's the limit. It's your piece to design. The white canvas / page / computer screen / mock-up is yours, and we look forward to seeing what you come up with.
Submissions are due Wednesday, August 28th - two weeks from today.
Please submit the images as a .jpg or smaller image file initially. If we like what you've sent and need to request a higher-res version, we will contact you.
We will take a look at anything and everything, but be aware that certain image resolutions will not be usable unless you are able to submit them in a usable format. Standard, hi-res images that we can work with are 300dpi, and, depending upon your submission, you may receive follow-up emails asking for a .psd (Photoshop) version so that we can resize and tweak the design to fit correctly on the hoodie. That does not mean we will not take drawings and other forms of design as well, but it does mean that though your design might be the best of all, it may not be usable. Let's avoid that and work together to give you the best possibility of winning it.
Do not submit art work that is not yours. If you do, you must have written consent of the original artist to use his or her work, and we must be able to connect with both of you before the submission is taken into consideration.
I have one catch / request - please "share" this blog so that as many people as possible can get in on the action. Unless you specify otherwise, I will be creating a picture folder with all of the submissions we receive for this contest at the end, after we have chosen a winner. I like art. If you do, too, let's make sure we get as much of it as possible to share and inspire one another. It's all valuable, whether it ends up on a piece of cloth or not.
Send all submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
What's In It For The Winner?
The winner of the 2013 LTP Hoodie Contest will receive:
- THREE of the first hoodies with his / her artwork printed on it, in whatever sizes he / she specifies (that way, you can give them to grandma for a Christmas present when she's cold and bundled by the fire).
- TWO shirts of the winner's choosing from our online store
- ONE half of $100 at Starbucks - fifty bucks for your caffeinated hearts (because coffee makes the world go 'round)
Can't wait to see what you all come up with. Do work, work hard, and don't forget to have fun!
Levi The Poet