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JetPens Giveaway WINNERS and teaser

We have changed things up a bit and I (Marc) will be running the Giveaways separate from the weekly picks. We also had a LOT of great submissions this week, and it was a very close game. Thank you everyone for participating.

If you see your name below, email me at marc at marcscheff dot com with your mailing address so we can get you your prizes!

Without further ado, this week’s winners are:

WINNER

Sue Todd

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RUNNER UP

Angel Garcia

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And the promised tease

I will be announcing next week’s giveaway early in the week, and it’s a sweet one, including some one-on-one with a well-respected industry name. Keep an eye on the blog!

Posted by Thomas James on 04/04/14 under contests/projects,giveaway
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Tuaca Cocktail Napkin Contest

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Illustration by Kirsten McCrea

It’s no secret that cocktail napkins have long served as the unofficial medium for spontaneous brilliance. From award winning films to Fortune 500 companies, some of the world’s boldest ideas unfolded on a bar napkin. To help celebrate this phenomenon, Tuaca Liqueur is inviting artists of all backgrounds to share what ignites their creativity, on what is arguably the perfect canvas for serendipitous inspiration.

The idea is simple: Draw, doodle or illustrate whatever it is that inspires you on a cocktail napkin. Then, snap a photo of your creation and upload it to our virtual gallery at Tuacaart.com.
One grand prize winner will be awarded $5,000 while 5 contestants will be selected for a $500 prize.  Qualified entrants must be 21 years of age or over, reside in the United States and submit their artwork by 4:59 PM CT on April 30, 2014.

For complete details and rules or to just check out the gallery, click here.

Happy Doodling!

Posted by Thomas James on 04/02/14 under contests/projects
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Contest winners!

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Hi everyone!

I am pleased to announce, if a little late, the winners for both the book and the Jet Pens contests! We had so many great entries, just take a look at the archives to see all the incredible art.

If you are listed as a winner, below, please contact me with your name, address, phone, and email and I’ll get you set up with your prizes! (my email is listed on the left of my website here)

Topic: SPACE

The winner gets to pick three books, and the runner up gets one, from the good people at They Draw and Cook!

Winner: Jessica Grundy

Runner up and pick of the week: Camille Medina

 

Topic: VOICE

These two winners will each get some great prizes from our friend at JetPens!

Winner: John Steven Gurney

 

 

Runner up, Pick of the Week: Greg Newbold

Posted by Thomas James on 03/13/14 under artists,contests/projects
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4 Elements of an Ethical Art Competition

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Art Competitions can be a great way to challenge yourself and show your work to a wider, more relevant audience.

However, there is a difference between fair and unfair competitions, and sometimes even reputable organizations can miss the mark.  That’s why it’s important to evaluate each one on its own terms to ensure that your rights are protected and that you understand what is expected of both you and the contest holder.  Be sure to examine the terms of the competition closely and avoid any contests that potentially compromise your rights as an artist.

To help you determine whether a particular contest is worth your time and money, here are 4 elements to look for in an ethical art competition:

1.  Clearly Defined Terms

All contest holders should define all details of the competition in the call for entries, such as the rules, entry fees, list of judges, judging criteria, and intended usage of the artwork.

2.  Statement of Artist’s Rights

In a fair competition, the artist should retain all ownership and rights to the art, and the contest holder may only use or publish the image as defined in the call for entries.

3.  Fair Award Value

All winners should receive an award that is compatible with fair market conditions in exchange for any rights that are transferred to the contest holder.

4.  Insured Artwork

The condition of original artwork should be protected and insured by the contest holder against until it is returned to the artist.

Because every competition is different, you’ll need to decide for yourself which ones are right for you.  Hopefully, these 4 key factors will help you to separate the fair from the unfair and protect yourself from unethical practices.

How do you choose which contests to enter?  Please share your thoughts in the comments section.

Posted by Thomas James on 02/26/14 under artists,contests/projects
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This Week’s GIVEAWAY: 3 Books from They Draw and Cook

Hellooooooo Illustration Friday artists!

Thanks to your sharing, we have a new giveaway this week. And again, we’re on the hunt for more sponsors, so the more you share, the more giveaways we can get for you.

The good people at Studio SSS have donated two great prizes this week. The winner will get to pick 3 of Studio SSS’s book series, and the runner up will get to pick 1.

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You can see all the books in the They Draw and Cook shop.

How to Enter

Just leave a comment on this post by next Friday, February 28th telling us that you want to be entered. You don’t even have to submit an illustration to the weekly topic to win! It’s that easy! We will pick one grand prize winner at random from the comments, and one runner up will get the single book pick.

How to Help IF Get More Giveaways

SHARE the heck out of this to let companies know that you’re excited about it and you want this to happen all the time! Share everywhere you can, and tag them so they know. Here are a few specific ways to do that.

Thanks again to Studio SSS for their generous sponsorship of this exciting giveaway.

HAPPY ILLUSTRATING!

Posted by Thomas James on 02/21/14 under contests/projects,giveaway
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This Week’s Giveaway: More from JetPens!

Good job Illustration Friday community!

And keep it up! You cared, and you shared, and JetPens agreed to another giveaway this week! And again, we’re on the hunt for more sponsors, so the more you share, the more giveaways we can get for you.

The good people at JetPens have donated two more prizes this week. I’m even more sad that I can’t enter this week because these brush pens are the BOMB.

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Here are links to the individual pens to find out more:

How to Enter

Submit an illustration for the topic of the week (here’s how) and also post a link to your entry in the comments section of this blog post by next Friday, February 21st. It’s that easy! We will pick one lucky winner at random from the comments, and our regular Pick of the Week will get the set of two.

How to Help IF Get More Giveaways

SHARE the heck out of this to let companies know that you’re excited about it and you want this to happen all the time! Share everywhere you can, and tag them so they know. Here are a few specific ways to do that.

Thanks again to JetPens for their generous sponsorship of this exciting giveaway.

HAPPY ILLUSTRATING!

Posted by Thomas James on 02/14/14 under artists,contests/projects,giveaway
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Enter to Win in the JetPens Giveaway!

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Hello IFri team!

We are super-excited to announce the first in what we hope is a series of giveaways here on Illustration Friday. Read below, enter, and find out how YOU can help us make this a regular thing.

The good people at JetPens have donated two prizes this week. Frankly, I’m a little sad I can’t enter, these pens are wonderful and I use at least a few of them regularly in my own work.

 

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How to Enter


Submit an illustration for the topic of the week (here’s how) and also post a link to your entry in the comments section of this blog post by next Friday, February 14th. It’s that easy! We will pick one lucky winner at random from the comments, and our regular Pick of the Week will get the set of two.


How to Help IF Get More Giveaways


SHARE the heck out of this to let companies know that you’re excited about it and you want this to happen all the time! Share everywhere you can, and tag them so they know. Here are a few specific ways to do that.

Thanks again to JetPens for their generous sponsorship of this exciting giveaway.

HAPPY ILLUSTRATING!

Posted by Thomas James on 02/07/14 under artists,contests/projects,weekly topics
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The Sketchbook Project

The Sketchbook Project, in case you haven’t heard of this ingenious and inspiring undertaking, is a collection of creative works in the form of art contributed by people from around the world. (Kind of like Illustration Friday, come to think of it…) In this case, the art is in the form of sketchbooks – more than 22,000 of them and counting – created by some 70,000 artists in more than 130 countries. Wow! The really cool thing is that since its inception 6 years ago, the project has shared the wealth by sending the art around (more than 40,000 miles so far), spreading inspiration and creative collaboration all over. And, just this month, they launched a brand new, reinvented Sketchbook Project, with the goal of making participation easier and more engaging.

Co-Founder Steven Peterman summed it up thusly: “We knew it was time to evolve. The idea of a yearly, traveling project was just not sustainable. We wanted something that would be more accessible to our participants and easier for us to visit more cities and reach more people.

With that in mind, The Sketchbook Project staff created The Mobile Library — a custom-built 16-foot trailer that will travel the country, year-round, reaching as many as 45 cities a year. (It already has a schedule of 20 cities for 2013.) Here’s how they describe the new process: creative-minded people can head over to the website and order an official Sketchbook Project sketchbook. Once you get your sketchbook, you can register your book for one of six tours.

We wanted to allow our participants more options and a chance to ‘curate’ their own tour in some way,” said Peterman.

With each tour, you not only get to select a theme for your book, but you get to select the 3 to 4 city tour your book will go on. Pick a city near you, or pick a whole different part of the country! It’s all up to you. Once your book goes on it’s tour, it will be come part of the permanent collection at The Brooklyn Art Library in Brooklyn, NY. There, visitors can search and look through all 22,000 books in the collection. Want your book to be seen even more? Select the digitizing option when getting your book. The Sketchbook Project digital library has had over 1.3 million books viewed and more than half the books have had over 100 different views.

As Peterman explains, “By selecting the digitizing option, you will open your book to a whole new audience. The digital library receives over 1,700 views a day from people all over the world. It will also allow us to select your book for curated and alternative exhibitions.

Not only will The Mobile Library take the sketchbooks on tour, contributed art will also be used for curated exhibitions using the Project’s past sketchbooks. Just this past month, The Mobile Library brought 1,100 books from the collection to Pittsburgh, Ann Arbor and Cleveland on its inaugural 3-city tour curated by Christopher Jobson from thisiscolossal.com.

Final words from the founders: “It’s never been easier to join The Sketchbook Project, and we want the Illustration Friday community to get involved! Collaboration, participation and creativity are what The Sketchbook Project and Illustration Friday are all about. Put it down in drawing, painting or any medium. Fill a sketchbook and send it out on the road.

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For more information, or to participate in The Sketchbook Project, go to www.thesketchbookproject.com
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Posted by Thomas James on 11/28/12 under books,contests/projects,creativity,guest post,public art
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Communication Arts – Typography Competition

Promote your talent to the world! Enter the third annual juried competition in typography.
If selected, your award-winning work will be beautifully reproduced in the 2013 Typography Annual and on the Communication Arts website, promoting your talent on the industry’s premier stage.

Why should you enter?
Winning places you in the highest ranks of your profession and guarantees your work will be seen by top design firms, agencies and potential clients who value creative excellence. Ask any creative director which competitions rank as the most influential, and they will place Communication Arts at the top of the list.

New for 2013:
Each winning entrant will receive a personalized Award of Excellence, milled from solid aluminum.

DEADLINE: 09.07.12

* Entries submitted after September 7, 2012 require a $10 per entry late fee. No entries will be accepted after September 21, 2012.

See last years winners at: commarts.com/annuals/typography

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Submit here | Submission Guidelines here

 

Posted by Thomas James on 08/13/12 under contests/projects
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Slanted Magazine #20 – Egyptienne / Slab Serif, Call for Entries

From the editorial submissions:

Slanted #20 will feature the so-called Egyptienne / Slab Serif typefaces. In early 19th Century the genre of serifenbetonte Linear-Antiqua emerged, broadly known as Egyptienne, Slab Serif, Serif or Mécanes Square outside German classification. Born during the Industrial Revolution in Great Britain, it was increasingly spread on advertising posters and flyers. Back in these days it was the main purpose of the slab serifs to attract attention by their strong visual expression.

With this issue we want to bring back some of this rather gone attention to the often characterful slab serifs. We are not only interested in Egyptienne typefaces that derive from classical Antiquas, but also interested in brand new slab serifs, that have been constructed or based on grotesques.

We’re looking for interesting fonts, projects and/or essays related to this issue. Submissions don’t have to be all typographic, we are also interested in projects from other design fields.

More information at: http://www.slanted.de/allgemein/call-entries

Please submit your work in screen-PDF format via email along with a short description to magazine@slanted.de. The submission deadline is Sunday, September 2nd, 2012.  We will inform you via email after we’ve had a look at your work.

Deadline: Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Release: Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

We are looking forward to your contributions!

Posted by Thomas James on 08/06/12 under contests/projects
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