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THE RULES: Draw a map of an imaginary place. It must be an imaginary place that YOU imagined; a place YOU invented. All ages are welcome to participate, though we won’t be judging the maps on how well they’re drawn. That is to say, maps made by older people who draw very well won’t necessarily win out over maps made by little kids who are still working on their drawing chops. They’ll be judged by how much Colin and I like them and the main things we like when it comes to maps of imaginary places are creativity and originality. Just have fun and make something great! Additional rules by publisher here.
Grand Prize: These four giant one-of-a-kind prints, signed by Carson and Colin.
Second Place Prize: this little drawing of Septimus that wasn’t in the book.
Third Place Prize: a signed copy of Wildwood…..in German! (hee)
THE FINE PRINT: All entries must be received by Friday, May 4th. Contest winners will be announced Monday, May 7th.
Find out more here on the Wildwood Blog.
Nate and Salli from They Draw & Travel asked me to be the judge of a student illustration contest on their illustrated map website. The students were from the Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio. Out of 25 maps I had to pick 3 winners. It wasn’t an easy job because there was a lot of great student artwork. The maps I picked are pictured here and you can see larger images and read more about the contest on They Draw & Travel‘s blog here.
For you illustrators and artists that teach or like makin’ stuff with your own kiddies, Susan Schwake of Art Stream Studios has recently published a new book, Art Lab for Kids. I received a copy recently and it’s amazing!
A bit from the press release:
“Art Lab for Kids will bring out your own creative style and voice with 52 fun, refreshing, and creative art projects that are great for children and set into weekly lessons. The exercises include drawing, painting, printmaking, paper, and mixed media. Such open-ended lessons as these can be explored over and over – with different results each time! Each lesson is inspired by the work of a contemporary artist, including Rebecca Emberley, Lisa Congdon, Megan Bogonovich, Amy Rice, Georgia O’Keefe, Chuck Close, and author, Susan Schwake.
Susan has kindly offered to give away a copy of the book to Illustration Friday readers! Please leave a comment of your own favourite art project as a child and I will randomly select a winner.
The contest ends Friday, March 9 at 5:00 p.m (MST).
UncommonGoods’ first design challenge of 2012 has begun and is a unique experience for graphic designers and illustrators. They have teamed up with Susty Party, a Brooklyn start-up that sells sustainable party ware, and Recyclebank, an online community that rewards its members for making eco-friendly decisions. The call is for an original graphic or illustration that could be stamped onto cups and plates to be sold at UncommonGoods for summer parties and picnics. Designs will be selected by UncommonGoods merchants, voted on by our online community and judged by a panel of various backgrounds. The winning designer will receive $500 and a vendor contract.
It would be great fun and exposure to get your work on products!
“Nate & Salli at They Draw & Cook just announced their biggest contest yet – $7,000 in cash prizes – $2,000 will go to the grand prize winner and $1,000 will go to 5 runner-ups. Due to legal restrictions, only US Residents can win. So, for you guys based in the US, your chances of winning are probably pretty good! I guess the rest of us will just sit back and watch.”
Ever-inspiring author and illustrator Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw is collaborating with Oopsy Daisy to host a super fun contest for young artists. Jenny’s new book Same, Same but Different came out earlier this year and this contest ties in with that. What a fun contest to inspire your kiddos to make art!
Students take note!
ArtLA in Santa Monica, CA is hosting a student art contest right now. It’s open to students of any age, and it’s free to enter. Prize for winning is $10,000 in cash, a new MacBook Pro, and a gallery show at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, CA, along with some other great perks. (Super wow!)
They Draw & Travel is hosting a new illustration contest called YOU-TOPIA! Founders Nate & Salli will be giving away $1500 in cash and prizes to 9 artists that create the best hand-crafted map of their favorite places in their favorite city! Nate says “we’re looking for maps that are super PRETTY, focusing mostly on special things that you won’t find in any guidebook.” It’s a super fun way to commemorate your favorite place in the world.
They Draw & Cook, the illustrated recipe site, is hosting another contest. This one is sponsored by YouBeauty.com and is called Eat Pretty for the Holidays. If you have a favorite healthy holiday recipe that deserves a little of your artistic embellishment, head on over to TDAC and take a shot at their $500 grand prize.
2011 marks the third annual Chicago Public Library Design Contest and they are currently accepting submissions at their website. Each year, one Grand Prize Winner is selected to have his/her poster design showcased throughout the city as the centerpiece of the library’s awareness campaign. It’s tremendous mass exposure for young designers!
A panel of 3 judges – Mary Dempsey (Chicago Library Commissioner), Steve Musgrave (Artist) and Nick Scimeca (Creative Director at We Can’t Stop Thinking) – will vote on submissions to determine the pool of 30 finalists.
The winner will be honored at the contest finals, held October 11 in the Winter Garden of Harold Washington Library Center, and will receive a professionally framed print of their winning design. A 2011 People’s Choice Award Winner, selected by online votes at their Flickr page, will be also recognized at the finals & presented with a framed print of their design.
This year, they are looking for original poster designs which celebrate any of the past twenty One Book, One Chicago selections (complete list HERE) or the overall theme of Chicago reading together.
The deadline to submit designs is Sunday, September 18.
It’s really simple for participants to get started and entered! There is no cost to enter the contest. Complete info, suggestions & official guidelines can be found HERE.
Below are last years winners.