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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.

Posted by admin on 01/22/12 under contests/projects
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Eat Pretty for the Holidays

Eat Pretty for the Holidays

They Draw & Cook, the illustrated recipe site, is hosting another contest. This one is sponsored by 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.

Posted by admin on 11/14/11 under contests/projects
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Chicago Public Library Design Contest

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.

Winning entry:

People’s choice:

Posted by admin on 09/09/11 under contests/projects
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Giveaway Winner! – Drawings from the film “Beginners”

We have a winner for the Mike Mills book Drawings from the Film Beginners and the soundtrack for the film. 108 comments were left on the last entry, and a random number was chosen – comment #52, Helena!

Congratulations, Helena! An email is on its way to you explaining how to redeem your prize!


Posted by admin on 06/24/11 under artists,contests/projects
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Poketo x Booooooom Wallet Design Contest!

In collaboration with, Poketo is launching its first-ever open call, wallet design competition. Artists and designers are invited to submit graphics inspired by the theme, “Before Life”. Selected submissions will be entered into a final voting competition and the winner will be featured on and along with the wallet being sold among the works of  200+ international artists on

Start designing and submit! Show us, what does your “Before Life” look like? What did the world look like before we all got here? Did it have a lot of color? Did it ooze with neon? Did that primordial sludge really look quite handsome? Design it in a 300 DPI, 8.75″ width x 4″ height and submit to Poketo. Deadline is July 3, 2011.

Complete rules and submission details at: Check out the other submissions at

About Poketo
Born out of a belief in “art for your everyday,” Poketo is an online destination for design-driven wares that take art off the gallery walls and into people’s lives. Since 2003, Poketo has grown from an upstart creative enterprise known for their limited-edition vinyl artist wallets to a leading lifestyle brand that retains its indie vibe. Over the years, Poketo has been commissioned by Nike, MTV, SF MoMA and, more recently, Target to create exclusive lines stamped with Poketo’s signature fun and functional style.
To date, the shop has collaborated with over 200 international artists to produce lifestyle wares that infuse art in daily living. Poketo’s line of wallets, stationery, housewares, accessories, and apparel have appeared in New York Times Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, Real Simple, Dwell, Entertainment Weekly and more.

About Booooooom in one of the largest art and design blogs on the web with over 3.2 million pageviews each month. Its also known for its inventive creative challenges done in collaboration with Converse and Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are, among others.

Posted by admin on 06/21/11 under contests/projects
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Uncommon Goods – Plates with a Purpose

Enter the Harvest Plate Design Challenge at Uncommon Goods!

Use your talents to highlight City Harvest—New York City’s first and only food rescue organization. Enter your illustration today, to help Uncommon Goods design a new Plate with PurposeTM, the Harvest Plate.

The winning designer will receive $1,000, and the chance to be included in the Uncommon Goods holiday catalog. City Harvest will receive a $5 donation with each sale of the new Plate with PurposeTM.

The winning design will be etched onto a gold or copper-frosted glass plate.

Entry deadline is June 16, 11:59 PM ET.

You may submit up to 5 black-and-white line drawings that evoke City Harvest’s mission to rescue food for New York’s hungry.

Submit your entries here!

Posted by admin on 06/14/11 under contests/projects
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They Draw & Travel

Nate and Salli, the creators of They Draw & Cook have created a fun new venture called They Draw & Travel – Illustrated Maps by Artists from Around the World. There are a few dozen maps on view already and they look great! To celebrate the launch of this new site they are sponsoring a $2,000 Marvelous Map Contest. Deadline is July 18, 2011.

Posted by admin on 06/06/11 under contests/projects
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Art House Co-op Sketchbook Project on Flickr

Folks participating in Art House Co-op’s Sketchbook Project have a Flickr group where they post their amazing work.

Sketchbook Project 2011

Sketchbook Project: Robot Bunny

Sketchbook Project

Have you signed up for your sketchbook? Are you on Flickr? Illustration Friday is!

Posted by admin on 05/10/11 under artists,contests/projects
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2012 Sketchbook Project

Jannie Ho of Chickengirl Design got her sketchbook in the mail today! Have you signed up?

Posted by admin on 05/03/11 under artists,contests/projects
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Inbox (12)

Announcing the launch of Inbox (12), a new publication where you receive 12 postcards drawn and written by 12 illustrators about their favourite city spots.

Inbox (12) is a sample of the work of amazing illustrators from major cities all around the world as well as a guide to the special spots that a friend who knows the place would recommend to you… and they’re not always in the usual travel guides!.

Inbox (12) is a fanzine for those who enjoy having a beautiful object in their hands.

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Posted by admin on 04/04/11 under artists,contests/projects,everyday art
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